Thursday, May 31, 2012

Johansson, Pine, and Renner in Talks for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Revival


Scarlett Johansson (A View from the Bridge), Chris Pine (Star Trek), and Jeremy Renner are in talks to star in a new revival of Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF in the Spring of 2013.

Johansson would star as Maggie the Cat and either Pine or Renner would play her husband Brick. There is no confirmation on the casting or if the production will definitely hit Broadway, but it is definitely an interesting idea...

Public Theater's INTO THE WOODS Has Its Baker!


The Public Theater has announced that Denis O'Hare will join the star-studded production of INTO THE WOODS, playing the Delacorte Theatre this summer, as the Baker.

O'Hare joins Donna Murphy (Witch), Amy Adams (The Baker's Wife), Jessie Mueller (Cinderella), Jack Broderick (Narrator), Gideon Glick (Jack), Cooper Grodin (Rapunzel’s Prince), Ivan Hernandez (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf), Tina Johnson (Granny), Josh Lamon (Steward), Laura Shoop (Cinderella’s Mother), and Tess Soltau (Rapunzel).

Even though I'm not too familiar with O'Hare, I am still super excited for this production!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

THE LAST FIVE YEARS to Return to NYC


Second Stage will produce the first production of THE LAST FIVE YEARS in New York City since its first production ten years ago. The production, to be directed by Jason Robert Brown himself, will open in Spring of 2013 with a cast to be announced.

This is awesome news and I'm really curious to see who they cast as the leads. I'm sure they could get two really amazing people!

The LES MISERABLES Trailer is Here!


Check out the first trailer for the upcoming Les Miserables movie, coming out this December! It looks great! The trailer shows off the film and all the major characters really well and also features Anne Hathaway's version of "I Dreamed a Dream," which is different, but very good. It is heartbreaking instead of forced and belted (like is done so frequently with the song on stage). If this is an indication of how all the songs in the movie will be, I will be a very happy person.

This makes me so excited for the movie and wish I only had to wait one day more. Watch it below and comment with your thoughts!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rebecca Romijn, and More Set for THE PRODUCERS


Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) and Richard Kind will star as Leo Bloom and Max Bialystock respectively in the upcoming production of THE PRODUCERS at the Hollywood Bowl this summer. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men) will also star in the production as Ulla. Gary Beach and Roger Bart, who both starred in the original production of THE PRODUCERS and the 2005 film adaptation, will reprise their original roles.

This sounds like an awesome production and I wish I could see it!

La Jolla's HANDS ON A HARDBODY Set for Broadway


HANDS ON A HARDBODY, the new musical currently playing at the La Jolla Playhouse, will premiere on Broadway in the upcoming season. The musical features a book by Doug Wright, lyrics by Amanda Green, and music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green.

Not much more is known about the transfer, including casting, theatre or dates.

2012-2013 is looking like a good season on Broadway for La Jolla, following the opening of Chaplin, which originated at the San Diego playhouse as well.


Monday, May 28, 2012

REVIEW: Broadway's ONCE


This weekend I saw ONCE at the Jacobs Theatre starring Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti. All I can say is I am falling slowly for this amazing piece of theatre. This show was unlike anything I have ever seen and I loved it for that reason.

Firstly, the audience was allowed onstage to enjoy drinks and watch a pre-show jam session by the cast, which was awesome and showed how talented they all were before the show even started. Then, I loved the idea that the cast was also the orchestra. It made the show have a very intimate, real feel to it.

Next. The music. The music was gorgeous and a great mix of folk, pop, and rock, and not at all something you would expect of a hit Broadway musical. This only added to the different feel of the show. The standouts were of course "Falling Slowly" and anything Milioti sang.

The book of the show was as good if not better than any book of a musical I have ever seen. It was witty, smart, and endearing all at the same time. Milioti really hit the jokes perfectly and made for a hilarious and loveable character that you wanted to see succeed.

While Kazee was great by all accounts, in my opinion Milioti really was the standout. Her voice was haunting every time she sang and she nailed the Czech accent and the jokes that the book provided for her with perfect comedic timing. Kazee was great and his voice was amazing, but was definitely outshone by Milioti. If she doesn't win the best actress Tony, she will have been ROBBED.

I highly recommend seeing this show. Run. Do not walk. Do not pass go. You will fall for it as much as I did.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Kate Finneran to Star in ANNIE


Kate Finneran, known for her featured role in the recent revival of PROMISES, PROMISES will play Mrs. Hannigan in the upcoming revival of ANNIE.

ANNIE will open at the Palace Theater on November 8th and star Lilla Crawford. No casting announcement has been made for Daddy Warbucks yet.

This is a great choice! Much better than Rosie O'Donnell, who wanted the role.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Join Hollywood Bowl's THE PRODUCERS


Rumors are swirling that Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) will star in the Hollywood Bowl's production of THE PRODUCERS this summer as wannabe producer, Leo Bloom.

I really hope this is true and what I wouldn't give to seem him live playing this role. Too bad I live on the other side of the country.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Scott Alan Releases Album Artwork for LIVE


Scott Alan has released the artwork for his upcoming album, LIVE, being released digitally and physically on June 26th. Just a reminder, here is the tracklisting:


ALBUM ONE
1) OVERTURE
2) I’M A STAR – Natalie Weiss
3) PLEASE DON’T LET ME GO – Jeremy Jordan
4) AND THERE IT IS./MAGIC – Louise Dearman & Julia Murney
5) NOW – Laura Osnes
6) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE – Pentatonix
7) KISS THE AIR – Caissie Levy
8) ANYMORE – Raena White
9) THE DISTANCE YOU HAVE COME – Richard Fleeshman
10) AGAIN – Christiane Noll
11) AT THIS MOMENT – Marc Broussard
12) BLESSING –RJ Helton
13) ALWAYS/GOODNIGHT – Sierra Boggess & Jane Monheit

ALBUM TWO
1) WATCH ME SOAR – Stephanie J. Block
2) SURRENDER – Melissa van der Schyff
3) HOME – Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway
4) TILL THEN – Christopher Jackson
5) I’VE ALREADY WON – Alexander Sage Oyen featuring Jack Beatson, Paul Ianniello, Mindy Pack, Nick Pitera, Sidonie Smith, Heather Traska, Camille Trzcinski and Stefani Wood
6) OVER THE MOUNTAINS – Ben Fankhauser
7) SAY GOODBYE – Willemijn Verkaik
8) FREE – Mykal Kilgore featuring Danielle Greaves, Christina Robinson & Kenneth Robinson
9) NEVER NEVERLAND (FLY AWAY) – Kerry Ellis
10) LOOK (A RAINBOW) – Lea Salonga

BONUS TRACKS:
11) TAKE ME AWAY – Hadley Fraser and Ramin Karmiloo (studio recording)
12) IGNITED BY A DREAM – Scott Alan (Live)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Steppenwolf's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Official for Broadway


Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (which I saw at Arena Stage in DC) will officially open on Broadway on October 13th, the 50th anniversary of its original opening, with previews starting September 27th.

UPDATE: The show will open at the Booth Theatre

The production will maintain its principal actors from the Steppenwolf production: Tracy Letts, Amy Morton, Madison Dirks, and Carrie Coon.

It was an amazing production with amazing performances all around, so I'm excited to see it transfer to Broadway.

NICE WORK Recording Cast Album


The cast of the new Musical using the songs of George and Ira Gershwin, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, will go into the studio to record a cast album on May 20th. The album will be produced on Shout! Records with a release date to be announced.

NICE WORK stars Kelli O'Hara (Spoith Pacific) and Matthew Broderick (The Producers).

I'm interested to hear a recording of this show and I love both leads, so this should be great.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

BRING IT ON! Coming to Broadway!!!


BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL will be coming to the St. James theatre this summer after its national tour for a limited engagement from August 1st through October 7th, now that LEAP OF FAITH has closed.

BRING IT ON features music by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights). The production will star Taylor Louderman and Adrienne Warren.

Having heard the three track sampler Sh-K-Boom released and knowing the Miranda and Kitt's music, I have a feeling this will actually be a lot better than people would think and I would be excited to see it on Broadway.

Kathleen Marshall to Helm EVER AFTER


Kathleen Marshall (Nice Work, Anything Goes) is set to direct and choreograph the Broadway-bound adaptation of the movie EVER AFTER. EVER AFTER is aiming to bow in the 2013-2014 Broadway season. EVER AFTER features music by Zina Goldrich and book & lyrics by Marcy Heisler.

No other creative team or casting has been announced as of today.

I am always happy to see more Kathleen Marshall on Broadway, so this should be great.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ANYTHING GOES Does One Directions' "What Makes You Beautiful"

The cast of the hit revival of ANYTHING GOES, starring Stephanie J. Block and Joel Grey has released a music video of them lip-syncing to the hit song "What Makes You Beautiful" by British boy band One Direction.

Check out the really fun video below!


Monday, May 14, 2012

Julianne Hough Wants to Defy Gravity in WICKED Movie


Julianne Hough (Rock of Ages, Footloose) has expressed a wish to play Elphaba in a future movie adaptation of the hit musical WICKED.

Broadwayworld.com has unearthed a video of her singing the song "The Wizard and I" from the musical, and I have to say: it is much better than I expected. I am a big fan of Hough's but do not think Elphaba is the right role for her. After watching the video, I still feel that way, but she definitely impressed me.

Check it out for yourself here.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

REVIEW: The Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS New Broadway Cast Recording

So I just got my copy of the new Broadway cast recording of The Gershwin's PORGY & BESS featuring Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, and David Alan Grier, and all I can say is WOW! PS Classics always makes beautiful recordings (FOLLIES sticks out in my mind), but this is one of the best cast recordings I have heard in a long time.

For starters, the vocals are gorgeous. Every single cast member sounds amazing and I couldn't hear a single note that didn't sound absolutely perfect. Obviously McDonald and Lewis' vocals are perfection, but what really got to me was that they were not by far the best voices on the recording (as I expected would be the case). Everyone in the cast's voice sounds as good as any of the leads, which is something I can't think of happening frequently, especially in a big show like this.

Standout tracks for me are "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," "Oh, I Can't Sit Down," and "I Loves You Porgy," but honestly the whole recording is gorgeous and I feel like this is one of those albums that you can't just listen to a few tracks. You need to listen to the whole thing.

The album can be purchased now on PS Classics and will be released on May 22nd through other retailers like Amazon and iTunes.

REVIEW: MUSIC MAN at Arena Stage


On Friday night, I went to see Meredith Wilson's THE MUSIC MAN at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. The production was directed by Molly Smith and starred Kate Baldwin (Finnian's Rainbow) and Burke Moses (Beauty and the Beast).

Overall, I thought the production value was very high, but I did not love the show. I found it to be sort of slow and had some issues with the script and score (but no matter how good a production, you can't fix these things).

I thought Moses and Baldwin were great. I thought Baldwin's voice was just wonderful and she hit every note with perfection. Especially in the show-stopper, "Till There Was You," her voice was perfection throughout the entire show.

Donna Migliaccio (Ragtime), who played Mrs. Paroo, was also a standout among the ensemble of great actors, both established and those making their debut. Migliaccio really found the humor in her character and the power as the matriarch as well.

I also thought the dancing was awesome. The extended dance sequences (like Shapoopi) were fantastic and I thought all of the actors seemed truly naturals.

Overall, I think this production was enjoyable and good, but not the best I have ever seen. I don't quite think it rivals Smith's previous musical hit, OKLAHOMA!


Friday, May 11, 2012

Zooey Deschanel Coming to Broadway?


Rumor has it that Zooey Deschanel will be coming to Broadway in the near future as Loretta Lynn in the autobiographical musical COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER.

No dates or additional casting has been announced at this point, but this is interesting news because I'm not sure if Deschanel has the right voice for Broadway. I love Deschanel's voice for singer/songwriter indie stuff, but I really don't think that will translate on stage to a powerful country/Broadway voice. Only time will tell I guess...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

CHAPLIN, Tom Hanks, Bobby Cannavale Set for Broadway Next Season


It has been a big week for show announcements for Broadway next season. They are:

CHAPLIN, a new musical about Charlie Chaplin with music/lyrics by Christopher Curtis and a book by Christopher Curtis, will open at the Barrymore Theatre on September 10th. Warren Carlyle will direct and choreograph and casting will be announced soon.

Tom Hanks will be making his Broadway debut in LUCKY GUY next season, a play by Nora Ephron. It will be a limited run at a Shubert theatre starting in January.

Last, but not least, Bobby Cannavale (Motherf**ker with the Hat) will star in Roundabout Theatre Company's THE BIG KNIFE, which will open at the American Airlines Theatre in April 2013 and close on June 2nd.

These are some great announcements and I look forward to hearing more soon!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

EVITA New Cast Recording Cover Art & Track Listing


Here is the cover art and track listing for the upcoming 2 Disc EVITA revival cast recording starring Elena Roger, Ricky Martin, and Michael Cerveris. It seems the cover art may not be final because Amazon has pulled it. We will see. The tracklisting is as follows:

Disc: 1
1. Requiem
2. Oh What a Circus
3. On This Night of a Thousand Stars
4. Eva, Beware of the City
5. Buenos Aires
6. Good Night and Thank You
7. The Art of the Possible
8. Charity Concert
9. I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You
10. Another Suitcase in Another Hall
11. Peron's Latest Flame
12. A New Argentina


Disc: 2
1. On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada
2. Don't Cry For Me Argentina
3. High Flying Adored
4. Rainbow High
5. Rainbow Tour
6. The Chorus Girl Hasn't Learned
7. And the Money Kept Rolling
8. Santa Evita
9. Waltz for Eva and Che
10. You Must Love Me
11. She Is a Diamond
12. Dice are Rolling
13. Eva's Final Broadcast
14. Montage
15. Lament
16. No Llores Por Mi Argentina (Bonus Track)

I have to say, regardless of your feelings on EVITA or this revival, I'm excited to hear Roger's Spanish version of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina."

REVIEW: Nick Jonas How to Succeed In Business EP


So, I really was expecting Nick Jonas' "Songs from How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" EP to be bad. But I listened to the previews and was impressed, so I downloaded it. And I am glad I did. If you hadn't told me this was Nick Jonas, I'd have no clue, so I'm glad I went passed my bias and downloaded it. His voice is really well suited for this show. I think he sounds better than Darren Criss did (shocker?!) and better than Daniel Radcliffe (who I loved in the role).

From a pure vocal standpoint, this may be the best How to Succeed recording I've ever heard. Obviously I can't say anything for Jonas' performance, but this EP is definitely worth a download and listen. I think he puts a really interesting spin on the songs, especially "How to Succeed," sort of jazz-ing it up a little bit.

So my charge to you. Download it. Ignore Nick Jonas' name. Judge. Then realize it's Nick Jonas and you will have a lot more respect for him.

UPDATE: In other H2$ news, they just announced today that the show will be closing on May 20th.

LEAP Not Completely Off the Bus Yet


After today's news regarding LEAP OF FAITH's imminent closing, it seemed that the production was doomed and would have an early death. Alan Menken though has taken to Twitter and said that "LEAP will live on, just not on Broadway. And the need for cast recording(s) is still very much on my agenda."

This is interesting. I'm not surprised that there will likely be a recording. Menken will want this score preserved. Even if only for Raúl Esparza's "Jonas' Soliloquy." I am just curious what the (s) means because I can't imagine this show getting multiple recordings. So we will have to see, so stay tuned...

BREAKING: LEAP OF FAITH to Close May 13th


UPDATE #2: LEAP OF FAITH will officially close on Sunday May 13th after the matinee, according to the show's producers.

Alan Menken posted on his twitter this morning: "@AIMenken: LAST CHANCE SALVATION! If you want to experience LEAP OF FAITH better do it this week. What a long, strange trip it's been...," making it likely that a closing notice would be imminent.

Menken tried to cover it up, by tweeting, "To clarify - If people want to see LEAP OF FAITH continue to run - If people want to see a number from LEAP on the Tonys - BUY TICKETS NOW!!" but the last push wasn't successful.

It seems that a Tony nomination can't save this new musical, that was rushed to Broadway. I saw an early preview and there is definitely a good musical in there somewhere. They just unfortunately didn't give it the time to find it.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Final Tracklisting and Release Date Announced for Scott Alan's LIVE


Scott Alan has announced the final tracklisting and his projected release date for his two disc "live" album, recorded at his Birdland concert on April 30th. Alan hopes to release the album on June 26th (which still isn't soon enough in my opinion)! Check out the full track listing below!

ALBUM ONE
1) OVERTURE
2) I’M A STAR – Natalie Weiss
3) PLEASE DON’T LET ME GO – Jeremy Jordan
4) AND THERE IT IS./MAGIC – Louise Dearman & Julia Murney
5) NOW – Laura Osnes
6) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE – Pentatonix
7) KISS THE AIR – Caissie Levy
8) ANYMORE – Raena White
9) THE DISTANCE YOU HAVE COME – Richard Fleeshman
10) AGAIN – Christiane Noll
11) AT THIS MOMENT – Marc Broussard
12) BLESSING –RJ Helton
13) ALWAYS/GOODNIGHT – Sierra Boggess & Jane Monheit

ALBUM TWO
1) WATCH ME SOAR – Stephanie J. Block
2) SURRENDER – Melissa van der Schyff
3) HOME – Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway
4) TILL THEN – Christopher Jackson
5) I’VE ALREADY WON – Alexander Sage Oyen featuring Jack Beatson, Paul Ianniello, Mindy Pack, Nick Pitera, Sidonie Smith, Heather Traska, Camille Trzcinski and Stefani Wood
6) OVER THE MOUNTAINS – Ben Fankhauser
7) SAY GOODBYE – Willemijn Verkaik
8) FREE – Mykal Kilgore featuring Danielle Greaves, Christina Robinson & Kenneth Robinson
9) NEVER NEVERLAND (FLY AWAY) – Kerry Ellis
10) LOOK (A RAINBOW) – Lea Salonga

BONUS TRACKS:
11) TAKE ME AWAY – Hadley Fraser and Ramin Karmiloo (studio recording)
12) IGNITED BY A DREAM – Scott Alan (Live)

What tracks are you most excited for? I know I can't wait for the Fraser/Karimloo duet and the rest of the new songs and Weiss's cover of I'm a Star!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Little Shop of Horrors Movie Remake on the Way


It has been confirmed that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) will be writing the screenplay for a new movie adaptation of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's hit musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.

The film is being developed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who will likely play Seymour.

This is really exciting because I love Little Shop, but I really don't like the movie with Steve Martin at all.

REBECCA Sets (New) Opening Date


After being postponed from this season on Broadway, the new musical REBECCA is officially set to open at the Broadhurst Theatre on November 18th, with previews starting October 30th.

Principal casting has not been announced yet, it was originally scheduled to star Sierra Boggess, who no longer can be attached due to PRINCE OF BROADWAY.

"The cast of REBECCA will feature Karen Mason (Sunset Boulevard, Mamma Mia!) as Mrs. Danvers, two-time Tony Award nominee Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera) as Frank Crawley, James Barbour (Beauty and the Beast, A Tale of Two Cities) as Jack Favell, Donna English (Lend Me A Tenor) as Beatrice de Winter, Nick Wyman (Les Miserables) as Giles and Henry Stram as Ben."

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

April Poll Results! GODSPELL Is the Best Revival

It seems that this blog's readers disagree with the Tony voters, and have voted that GODSPELL is the best revival of the season. See the full results below and make sure to vote in the new poll on the homepage!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2012 Tony Award Nominations

Here they are, without further ado, the 2012 Tony Award Nominations:

Best Play
Clybourne Park, Author: Bruce Norris
Other Desert Cities, Author: Jon Robin Baitz
Peter and the Starcatcher, Author: Rick Elice
Venus in Fur, Author: David Ives

Best Musical
Leap of Faith
Newsies
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Once

Best Revival of a Play
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
Master Class
Wit

Best Revival of a Musical
Evita
Follies
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Book of a Musical
Lysistrata Jones, Douglas Carter Beane
Newsies, Harvey Fierstein
Nice Work If You Can Get It, Joe DiPietro
Once, Enda Walsh

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Bonnie & Clyde Music: Frank Wildhorn, Lyrics: Don Black
Newsies Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Jack Feldman
One Man, Two Guvnors Music & Lyrics: Grant Olding
Peter and the Starcatcher Music: Wayne Barker, Lyrics: Rick Elice

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
James Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
James Earl Jones, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
Frank Langella, Man and Boy
John Lithgow, The Columnist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Nina Arianda, Venus in Fur
Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow
Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities
Linda Lavin, The Lyons
Cynthia Nixon, Wit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Follies
Jeremy Jordan, Newsies
Steve Kazee, Once
Norm Lewis, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Ron Raines, Follies

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jan Maxwell, Follies
Audra McDonald, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Cristin Milioti, Once
Kelli O’Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Laura Osnes, Bonnie & Clyde

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher
Michael Cumpsty, End of the Rainbow
Tom Edden, One Man, Two Guvnors
Andrew Garfield, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Jeremy Shamos, Clybourne Park

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Linda Emond, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Spencer Kayden, Don’t Dress for Dinner
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Peter and the Starcatcher
Judith Light, Other Desert Cities
Condola Rashad, Stick Fly

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Phillip Boykin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Michael Cerveris, Evita
David Alan Grier, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Michael McGrath, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Josh Young, Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Elizabeth A. Davis, Once
Jayne Houdyshell, Follies
Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Jessie Mueller, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ghost the Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play
John Lee Beatty, Other Desert Cities
Daniel Ostling, Clybourne Park
Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors
Donyale Werle, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley, Once
Rob Howell and Jon Driscoll, Ghost the Musical
Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel, Newsies
George Tsypin, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

Best Costume Design of a Play
William Ivey Long, Don’t Dress for Dinner
Paul Tazewell, A Streetcar Named Desire
Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors
Paloma Young, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, Follies
ESosa, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Eiko Ishioka, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark
Martin Pakledinaz, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jeff Croiter, Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter Kaczorowski, The Road to Mecca
Brian MacDevitt, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Kenneth Posner, Other Desert Cities

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Christopher Akerlind, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Natasha Katz, Follies
Natasha Katz, Once
Hugh Vanstone, Ghost the Musical

Best Sound Design of a Play
Paul Arditti, One Man, Two Guvnors
Scott Lehrer, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Gareth Owen, End of the Rainbow
Darron L. West, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Acme Sound Partners, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Clive Goodwin, Once
Kai Harada, Follies
Brian Ronan, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Evita
Christopher Gattelli, Newsies
Steven Hoggett, Once
Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Direction of a Play
Nicholas Hytner, One Man, Two Guvnors
Pam MacKinnon, Clybourne Park
Mike Nichols, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Direction of a Musical
Jeff Calhoun, Newsies
Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Diane Paulus, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
John Tiffany, Once

Best Orchestrations
William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Bill Elliott, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Martin Lowe, Once
Danny Troob, Newsies