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Vote Now for the 2014 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards!

first_img Productions with Multiple Nominations Les Miserables – 11 If/Then – 9 Aladdin – 7 The Glass Menagerie – 6 The Bridges of Madison County – 5 First Date – 5 Hedwig and the Angry Inch – 5 Wicked – 5 Of Mice and Men – 4 Violet – 4 Act One – 3 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – 3 Big Fish – 3 The Cripple of Inishmaan – 3 Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill – 3 The Book of Mormon – 3 Pippin – 3 All the Way – 2 Bullets Over Broadway – 2 Casa Valentina – 2 Mothers and Sons – 2 A Raisin in the Sun – 2 The Snow Geese – 2 Twelfth Night – 2 Once – 2 Favorite New Song “Always Starting Over” – If/Then “A Million Miles Away” – Aladdin “Falling Into You” – The Bridges of Madison County “First Impressions” – First Date “Here I Go” – If/Then The full list of nominees is as follows: Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical Hunter Foster, The Bridges of Madison County Jonathan Freeman, Aladdin James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin Anthony Rapp, If/Then James Snyder, If/Then The fans have spoken, and here are your 2014 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominees! Theater lovers were all abuzz last week about nominations for a certain prestigious award, but now it’s time to walk the walk and vote for your favorite shows and performers. The revival of Les Miserables led the pack with a total of 11 nominations, followed closely by If/Then, which received nine nods. Hedwig headliner Neil Patrick Harris, If/Then queen Idina Menzel, Aladdin standout James Monroe Iglehart, and First Date sasstress Krysta Rodriguez each celebrated three nominations. Voting begins now and will end on Sunday, May 18 at 11.59PM. The winners will be announced later in the month via a special online show. VOTE NOW! Favorite Musical Revival Cabaret Hedwig and the Angry Inch Les Miserables Violet Favorite Featured Actress in a Play Victoria Clark, The Snow Geese Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie Andrea Martin, Act One Leighton Meester, Of Mice and Men Anika Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun Favorite Leading Actress in a Play Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Debra Messing, Outside Mullingar Mary-Louise Parker, The Snow Geese Favorite Funny Performance Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin Zachary Levi, First Date Krysta Rodriguez, First Date Keala Settle, Les Miserables Favorite Long-Running Broadway Show The Book of Mormon Matilda Newsies Pippin Wicked Favorite Featured Actor in a Play Gabriel Ebert, Casa Valentina Stephen Fry, Twelfth Night Jim Norton, Of Mice and Men Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female) Sarah Greene, The Cripple of Inishmaan Lisa O’Hare, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Courtney Reed, Aladdin Emerson Steele, Violet Helene Yorke, Bullets Over Broadway Favorite Play Revival The Cripple of Inishmaan The Glass Menagerie Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Of Mice and Men A Raisin in the Sun Favorite Replacement (Female) Fran Drescher, Cinderella Jane Lynch, Annie Lindsay Mendez, Wicked Bebe Neuwirth, Chicago Annie Potts, Pippin Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical Kate Baldwin, Big Fish Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Nikki M. James, Les Miserables LaChanze, If/Then Caissie Levy, Les Miserables The Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, now in its 15th year, are the only major theater awards voted on by Broadway’s biggest cheerleaders: the fans. Shortly after its launch in 2000, the editors of Broadway.com realized that the Broadway community was missing an award from the people: the actual fans that fill the seats, cheer on the stars and keep Broadway alive. Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male) Jake Epstein, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Andy Mientus, Les Miserables Cliff Saunders, Les Miserables Kyle Scatliffe, Les Miserables Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie Favorite Diva Performance Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin Marin Mazzie, Bullets Over Broadway Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Idina Menzel, If/Then Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical Norbert Leo Butz, Big Fish Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables Andy Karl, Rocky Will Swenson, Les Miserables Favorite Onstage Pair Sutton Foster & Joshua Henry, Violet Ramin Karimloo & Will Swenson, Les Miserables Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez, First Date Idina Menzel & James Snyder, If/Then Kelli O’Hara & Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County View Comments Favorite New Play Act One All the Way Casa Valentina Mothers and Sons The Realistic Joneses Favorite New Musical Aladdin Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Big Fish The Bridges of Madison County If/Then Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical Sutton Foster, Violet Idina Menzel, If/Then Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County Krysta Rodriguez, First Date Favorite Replacement (Male) Arthur Darvill, Once Justin Guarini, Wicked Derek Klena, Wicked Kyle Dean Massey, Pippin Ben Platt, The Book of Mormon Favorite Tour The Book of Mormon Les Miserables Once The Phantom of the Opera Wicked Favorite Leading Actor in a Play Bryan Cranston, All the Way Santino Fontana, Act One James Franco, Of Mice and Men Zachary Quinto, The Glass Menagerie Daniel Radcliffe, The Cripple of Inishmaan Performers with Multiple Nominations Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch – 3 James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin – 3 Idina Menzel, If/Then – 3 Krysta Rodriguez, First Date – 3 Sutton Foster, Violet – 2 Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables – 2 Zachary Levi, First Date – 2 Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill – 2 Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County – 2 James Snyder, If/Then – 2 Will Swenson, Les Miserables – 2last_img read more


Misty Copeland Begins Performances in On the Town

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 Related Shows On the Town Misty Copeland starts performances in On the Town on August 25, stepping in for Georgina Pazcoguin as Ivy Smith in the revival. Copeland is making her Broadway debut in the tuner, which is set to shutter when her limited engagement at the Lyric Theatre ends on September 6.Copeland became the first African-American prima ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre earlier this summer. Named as one of this year’s 100 most influential people in the world by Time, her recent ballet credits include Coppélia, La Bayadère, Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet. First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town features music by Leonard Bernstein and a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical’s toe-tapping numbers include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.”The new production, directed by John Rando, also currently stars Tony Yazbeck as Gabey, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Chip, Clyde Alves as Ozzie, Alysha Umphress as Hildy, Elizabeth Stanley as Claire, Jackie Hoffman as Madame Dilly, Michael Rupert as Judge Pitkin and Allison Guinn as Lucy Schmeeler.last_img read more


Face transplant: Dallas Wiens hails regained smell

first_img Share Share The recipient of America’s first full face transplant has hailed his newly regained sense of smell as one of the top benefits of the surgery.Dallas Wiens, whose face was burnt off after his head hit a power line in 2008, appeared in public for the first time since the surgery on Monday.He said he looked forward to hugging his daughter and hoped to return to university following his recovery.“I’m only 26 years old,” he said, “and there’s a lot of life left to live.”‘Without a face’At Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mr Wiens’ doctors said he had yet to recover full nerve and muscle function but said they were confident he would improve.“He was quite literally a man without a face,” Dr Bohdan Pomahac said.Dr Jeffrey Janis said the 15-hour transplant “represents a new frontier in reconstructive surgery”.Mr Wiens has undergone about two dozen operations since the 2008 accident, which occurred while he was painting a church.The transplant procedure was funded by the US military, which hopes the findings will help it treat soldiers with severe facial wounds.“The face feels natural,” Mr Wiens said on Monday in slightly muddled but intelligible speech. “It feels as if it’s become my own.”Doctors were unable to restore Mr Wiens’ eyesight and he appeared at a table wearing large black sunglasses.But Mr Wiens said the recovery of his sense of smell and the ability to breathe through his nose had been the best parts of the recovery.He told reporters the first thing he was able to smell after the surgery was hospital lasagne, saying: “You wouldn’t have imagined it would smell so delicious.”He added that the reality that he had recovered his sense of smell struck him when a nurse brought a hibiscus flower into his room.“The smell of life – plant life again – and to know that I could smell a rose or anything like that again, it really hit home for me,” he said.‘In God’s hands’Mr Wiens said no words could describe the gratitude he felt toward the family of the anonymous donor, and credited his faith with giving him the courage to undergo the surgery.“Even though I’m in amazing hands here, I’m also in God’s hands, and that alone has been a vast help to me,” he said.He said the first thing he would do upon returning home to Texas would be to hold his daughter.Asked to describe his goals, he said: “just to be the best father that I can be and to provide for my daughter in the best way possible, as well as to finish my own education.”BBC News Tweet 32 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Face transplant: Dallas Wiens hails regained smell by: – May 9, 2011last_img read more


Recognizing women in hip hop and the spoken word

first_imgThe Cultural Conversations series powered by Yvette N. Harris( Founder, Harris Public Relations) and The Betsy Hotel celebrates women’s history month with their “Pioneering Women in Hip Hop and Spoken Word: Reflections and How Is The Torch Being Passed on Today panel on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the Betsy Hotel(1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139) at 2pm. The event is free and open to the public by [email protected] contributions to hip hop/spoken wordThe historical contributions of women to the hip hop and spoken word arena are tremendous. They have always moved the culture forward with amazing lyrics, standout feature performances, and overall swag that has helped each narrative grow over the past 40 years.“I’ve worked at The Betsy Hotel for almost a decade, watching the emergence of so many exciting cultural programs.  I’m so honored now to be co-curating this brand new program with my colleague Yvette N. Harris It’s a program that highlights the vibrant world of African American culture, through panel conversations, multi-media presentations, and great food”, noted Ed Ponder, Director of Food and Beverage at The Betsy, and a well-known thought leader in South Florida for for his work in tourism, luxury hospitality, charitable and community building work.“Hip hop and spoken word would not exist without the support and participation of women. I grew up in the era of Queen Latifah, Jessica Care Moore, Monie Love, Roxanne Shante, and Salt and Pepper to name a few, states Yvette N.Harris, co-curator.The Nuyorican Cafe and Def Poetry Jam show in New York were spots I frequented to get my spoken word dose. We are excited to celebrate these amazing women and help support the ones currently charting their path in the industry now”.Moderator:Marie Vickles-Director of Education, Perez Art Museum MiamiPanelists:Elora Mason-CEO, Publicist,Lorenzo Ice Tea Thomas-Veteran Radio & TV Personality,Deborah Magdalena, CEO, SpokenSoulFestival,Mark Gordon,Artist / Entertainment Influencer,Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns-Spoken Word Artist,SHE-J-Hercules,Air Personality, 99 Jamz, DJ Fly Guy,Celebrity DJ,Donald Jones-Law Professor, UM,Loni Johnson- Visual Artist4pm Screening of “My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip Hop-Directed and Produced by Ava Duvernay** Guests are invited to continue the conversation at LT Steak and Seafood, at an a la carte dinner, hosted by Ed Ponder, Director of Food and Beverage –RSVP to [email protected] details.About the Betsy HotelThe Betsy-South Beach (www.thebetsyhotel.com-Well regarded for its promotion of culture and art, recently expanded into a 130 room boutique resort hotel, debuting two new public art pieces in 2017: The Betsy Orb and Poetry Rail. Recent awards for luxury hotel excellence include Travel and Leisure’s Top Boutique Hotel on Miami Beach, and Conde Nast Gold List, among many others. The Betsy – South Beach is on a mission to redefine hospitality with music, art exhibitions, readings, book signings, guest roomlibraries, poems placed on pillows at turndown each night, and charitable collaboration (since 2009) with hundreds of charitable organizations in South Beach, and beyond. The Betsy-South Beach is family owned and operated. The Betsy-South Beach – 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 33139 – 305-760-6900 – press inquiries –[email protected] Yvette N. HarrisYvette N. Harris, the guiding force behind the innovative boutique public relations consulting firm Harris Public Relations has developed a national footprint and strong track record in the arts, and culture, community, Business, Caribbean and lifestyle arena for the past 20 years.A savvy businesswoman, Yvette’s approach is distinctive. Her purpose-driven results-oriented company has a very hands-on approach, and innate understanding of the traditional and new media landscape harnessed with a passion for positivity and enthusiasm has resulted in her unique network of real, long-term and mutually beneficial partnerships. Indeedthe go-to-publicist who has her finger on the pulse of today’s media landscape, Yvette has contributed significantly to the positive press and storytelling on behalf of many communities and organizations throughout the nation and globally. Above all, as a proud and involved mother of a beautiful daughter, Nya, whom she deems as her most significant accomplishment,Yvette truly believes in the company’s tagline “Culturally Driven, Community Minded” as the foundation of how she does business. Follow her on Twitter @YvetteHarrisPRlast_img read more