The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre, celebrated this years winners at the annual Gala Awards Dinner May 21 at Sardi's Restaurant. The awards, which recognize achievement in both Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, named The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time the winner in five categories.
Chamber-Sized Titanic With Ben Heppner Sails Into Toronto
An intimate revival of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's Tony Award-winning musical Titanic, featuring opera tenor Ben Heppner in the role of Isidor Straus, is now playing at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre. The production opens May 24, and runs through June 21.
Hartford Stage's production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate began performances May 14. The staging reunites Darko Tresnjak, the Tony-winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and artistic director of Hartford Stage, with Gentleman's choreographer Peggy Hickey, set designer Alexander Dodge and lighting designer Philip Rosenberg.
Patti LuPone receives the Ellis Island Family Heritage Award
On May 19, Patti LuPone received the Ellis Island Family Heritage Award at the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation’s “Gala in the Great Hall.” Diane von Furstenberg and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. were also honored at the gala. Here's a look at the evening.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.