Award Shows – 2014 Tony Award Nominations Announced!

Broadway fans rejoice! The 2014 Tony Nominees have been officially announced! Actor Hugh Jackman will be hosting this year’s show on Sunday, June 8, at 8 p.m. on CBS. Take a look at the list below to see if your favorite shows or actors received nominations (via BuzzFeed Entertainment):

(Photo via Broadway.com)
(Photo via Broadway.com)

Best Musical

After Midnight
Aladdin
Beautiful
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best Play

Act One
All the Way
Casa Valentina
Mothers and Sons
Outside Mullinger

Best Revival of a Musical

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Les Miserables
Violet

Best Revival of a Play

The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Glass Menagerie
A Raisin in the Sun
Twelfth Night

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Samuel Barnett — Twelfth Night
Bryan Cranston — All the Way
Chris O’Dowd — Of Mice and Men
Mark Rylance — Richard III
Tony Shalhoub — Act One

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Tyne Daly — Mothers and Sons
Latanya Richardson Jackson — A Raisin in the Sun
Cherry Jones — The Glass Menagerie
Audra McDonald — Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Estelle Parsons — The Velocity of Autumn

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Neil Patrick Harris — Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Ramin Karimloo — Les Miserables
Andy Karl — Rocky
Jefferson Mays — A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Bryce Pinkham — A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Photo via Buzzfeed)
Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Photo via Buzzfeed)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Mary Bridget Davies — A Night with Janis Joplin
Sutton Foster — Violet
Idina Menzel — If/Then
Jessie Mueller — Beautiful
Kelli O’Hara — The Bridges of Madison County

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Reed Birney – Casa Valentina
Paul Chahidi – Twelfth Night
Stephen Fry – Twelfth Night
Mark Rylance – Twelfth Night
Brian J. Smith – The Glass Menagerie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Sarah Greene — The Cripple of Inishmaan
Celia Keenan-Bolger — The Glass Menagerie
Sophie Okenedo — A Raisin in the Sun
Anika Noni Rose — A Raisin in the Sun
Mare Winningham — Casa Valentina

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Danny Burstein — Cabaret
Nick Cordero — Bullets over Broadway
Joshua Henry — Violet
James Monroe Iglehart — Aladdin
Jarrod Spector — Beautiful

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Linda Emond — Cabaret
Lena Hall — Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Anika Larsen — Beautiful
Adriane Lenox — After Midnight
Lauren Worsham — A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best Direction of a Play

Tim Carroll — Twelfth Night
Michael Grandage — The Cripple of Inishmaan
Kenny Leon — A Raisin in the Sun
John Tiffany — The Glass Menagerie

Best Direction of a Musical

Warren Carlyle — After Midnight
Michael Mayer — Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Leigh Silverman — Violet
Darko Tresnjak — A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

What do you think of this year’s nominees? Which show do you think will take over the Tony’s this year? Were there any nominations you were surprised about? Check out more details about the shows and the nominations over at tonyawards.com

(Photo via Variety)
(Photo via Variety)

Sources:  BuzzFeed Entertainment and tonyawards.com

Movie Exclusive – Fox Earns Rights for “Guys and Dolls” Movie Remake

20th Century Fox recently earned the rights for a remake of  the popular stage and movie musical, Guys and Dolls. The studio will soon begin production on the remake and actors Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are under consideration for the title roles. Currently, there is no director or screenwriter signed on for the project, but Tatum and Gordon-Levitt are interested in being a part of the film.

For those of you unfamiliar with the musical, it is set in New York in the 1940s and follows a group of professional gamblers and petty criminals through their adventures in the city. Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando were in the original MGM film made in 1955 as the lead male roles, Nathan Detroit (Sinatra) and Sky Masterson (Brando).

The idea of a Guys and Dolls remake has been circulating for several years. According to an article on Deadline, it looked like studio executive, Harvey Weinstein was going to get the rights. Plus, actors such as Russell Crowe, Vin Dissel, and Hugh Jackman were all expressing interest in playing the lead roles.

The original songwriter, Frank Loesser, passed away and studios were having difficulties forming a deal with his widow, Jo Loesser. She would be in charge of signing over the rights to the songs in place of her husband, but she has not found a deal she agreed with. However, 20th Century Fox must have offered the deal she was looking for because they have clenched the rights for the musical. Some of the more famous songs featured in this show are Luck Be A Lady and Sit Down, You’re Rocking The Boat.

Now that a deal has been made and a studio is starting production, hopefully there will be some official casting news to share with you soon! What do you think of Tatum and Gordon-Levitt potentially being cast in this remake? Are you a fans of Guys and Dolls? Who do you think should be cast in this remake?

Guys and Dolls - Movie Remake post

Source: Deadline