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Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nominations

January 25, 2011

Thanks to David Elzer for the info…

January 25, 2011…Los Angeles…The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2010 (Dec. 1, 2009 – Nov. 30, 2010). The 42nd Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, March 14 at Burbank’s Colony Theatre, thanks to the generous donation of the Colony’s management. The theatre is located at 555 N. Third Street, in Burbank. All event tickets are $40 and can be reserved in advance. Details will be posted at www.ladramacriticscircle.com, and reservations can be made by directly e-mailing crixawards2011@gmail.com. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a catered reception (with no-host bar), the show commencing at 7:30 p.m. 

The scheduled hosts are L.A. theatre favorites the Troubadour Theatre Company, whose season in 2010 has also been recognized with three nominations for their production A Wither’s Tale and the presentation to Troubadour artistic director Matt Walker of this year’s Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre. Also presenting awards with members of the Circle will be a host of the L.A. theatre community’s most exciting talents  – details to be released at a later date. 

 Awards will be presented in eighteen categories, honoring excellence in theatre over the past year. Four award recipients were named by acclamation: Lin-Manuel Miranda for his music and lyrics for the national tour of In The Heights; Chris Bell for his special effects for the Grand Guignolers’ Absinthe, Opium & Magic; and Matthew W. Mungle and Waldo Warshaw for their special effects and prosthetic effects in the Mark Taper Forum’s The Lieutenant Of Inishmore. Finally, seven special awards will also be presented, thanks to the sponsorship of organizations to whom the LADCC is most grateful. 

The 2010 LADCC special award recipients are as follows:

The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play will be awarded to Del Shores for Yellow.  The award is accompanied by an offer to publish and a $1,000 check funded by Samuel French, Inc. 

The Polly Warfield Award for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theatre will be awarded to The Antaeus Company. The award is accompanied by a $500 check, funded by the Nederlander Organization. 

The Bob Z award for sustained achievement in set design will be awarded to Francois-Pierre Couture. The award is accompanied by a $500 check (sponsor to be announced). 

The Angstrom Award for career achievement in lighting design will be awarded to Dan Weingarten. The award is accompanied by a $1,000 check, funded by Angstrom Lighting. 

The Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theatre will be awarded to City Garage. The award is accompanied by a $500 check (sponsor to be announced). 

The Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre will be awarded to Matt Walker. The award is accompanied by a $500 check, funded by David Elzer/Demand PR. 

The Milton Katselas Award for career or special achievement in direction will be awarded to Simon Levy. The award is accompanied by a $1,000 check, funded by Camelot Artists.  

The nominees for the 2010 Los Angeles Drama Critics CircleAwards for theatrical excellence are as follows:

Production 

  • Four Places, Rogue Machine
  • King Lear, The Antaeus Company               
  • Opus, The Fountain Theatre
  • The Ballad Of Emmett Till, The Fountain Theatre
  • The Twentieth-Century Way, The Theatre@Boston Court
  • Wit, Actors Co-op
  • Yellow, JD3atrical Productions                     

McCulloh Award for Revival (shows between 1920 and 1980)

 

  • Awake And Sing!, A Noise Within
  • Orpheus Descending, Theatre/Theater
  • South Pacific,  Bob Boyett, NETworks Presentations, LLC, Bob Bartner/Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group, Roger Berlind and Thomas L. Miller; Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre

Direction

 

  • Bart DeLorenzo, King Lear
  • Shirley Jo Finney, The Ballad Of Emmett Till
  • Michael Michetti, The Twentieth-Century Way                 
  • Marianne Savell, Wit

·         Matt Shakman, Forgiveness, Black Dahlia Theatre

·         August Viverito, Amadeus, The Production Company

Writing

 

  • Michael Hollinger, Opus
  • Tom Jacobson, The Twentieth-Century Way
  • Joel Drake Johnson, Four Places           

Writing (Adaptation)

 

  • Luis Alfaro, Oedipus El Rey, The Theatre@Boston Court
  • Jeffrey Hatcher, Cousin Bette, The Antaeus Company

Musical Direction

 

  • Eric Heinly, A Wither’s Tale, Troubadour Theatre Company
  • David O, See What I Wanna See, The Blank Theatre
  • Steve Orich, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Reprise Theatre Company

 Choreography

 

  • Allison Bibicoff, The Who’s Tommy, Chance Theatre (Anaheim)

·         Andy Blankenbuehler,  In The Heights, Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman Willis, Sander Jacobs, Goodman/Grossman, Peter Fine, Everett/Skipper; Broadway/LA; Pantages Theatre

·         Ayana Cahrr, Neighbors, Matrix Theatre Company            

Musical Score

 

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The HeightsAward Recipient

Lead Performance

 

  • Lorenz Arnell as Emmett Till in The Ballad Of Emmett Till
  • Anne Gee Byrd as Peggy in Four Places
  • Joanna Daniels as Becky Foster in Becky’s New Car, Pacific Resident Theatre  
  • Nike Doukas as Cousin Bette
  • Harry Groener as King Lear                   
  • Nan McNamara as Vivian Bearing in Wit
  • Bonnie McNeil as Mabel Davies in Supernova, Elephant Theatre Company
  • Chris Pine as Padraic in The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, Center Theatre Group/Taper
  • Patrick Stafford as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Amadeus    
  • Matt Walker as Leontes in A Wither’s Tale
  • Norbert Weisser as Biedermann in The Arsonists, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Featured Performance

 

  • Eileen Galindo as Matilde in The Clean House, International City Theatre
  • Gregory Itzin as the Earl of Kent in King Lear
  • Matthew Scott Montgomery as Kendall Parker in Yellow
  • Agatha Nowicki as Susie in Parasite Drag, Elephant Theatre Company
  • Alan Rosenberg as the Director of the World Bank in Influence, Katselas Theatre Company
  • Edward Tournier as Gash in Futura, The Theatre@Boston Court
  • Time Winters as Smythic in The Good Book Of Pedantry And Wonder, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Company

Ensemble Performance

 

  • A Wither’s Tale
  • Four Places
  • Opus
  • The Ballad Of Emmett Till
  • The Twentieth-Century Way

Set Design

 

  • John Arnone, Nightmare Alley, Geffen Playhouse
  • Brian Sidney Bembridge, The Good Book Of Pedantry And Wonder        
  • Tom Buderwitz, The Autumn Garden, The Antaeus Company

Lighting Design

 

  • Brian Sidney Bembridge, The Good Book Of Pedantry And Wonder
  • James L. Moody, Wit
  • KC Wilkerson, The Who’s Tommy

Costume Design

 

  • Julie Keen, Awake And Sing!
  • Naila Alladin Sanders, Neighbors
  • Paul Tazewell, Ruined, Geffen Playhouse and Intiman Theatre

Sound Design

 

  • Peter Bayne, Opus
  • Sean Kozma, The Arsonists
  • John Zalewski, King Lear

Solo Performance

 

  • Ed Harris, Wrecks, Geffen Playhouse
  • Leslie Uggams, Uptown Downtown, Pasadena Playhouse

CGI/Video

 

·         Hana Sooyeon Kim, Futura

·         KC Wilkerson, The Who’s Tommy

Specialty

 

·         Chris Bell for special effects, Absinthe, Opium & Magic, The Grand Guignolers—Award Recipient

·         Matthew W. Mungle and Waldo Warshaw for special effects and prosthetic effects, The Lieutenant Of InishmoreAward Recipients

 

 

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle was founded in 1969.  It is dedicated to excellence in theatrical criticism, and to the encouragement and improvement of theatre in Greater Los Angeles. The 2010 membership consisted of:

F. Kathleen Foley, Los Angeles Times

Shirle Gottlieb, Gazette Newspapers; stagehappenings.com

Hoyt Hilsman, Back Stage

Wenzel Jones, Frontiers in L.A.; showmag.com

Mayank Keshaviah, L.A. Weekly

Amy Lyons, Santa Monica Mirror; L.A. Weekly; Back Stage

Dany Margolies, Back Stage

Terry Morgan, Laist.com; Variety

Steven Leigh Morris. L.A. Weekly

David C. Nichols, Los Angeles Times

Amy Nicholson, L.A. Weekly

Sharon Perlmutter, talkinbroadway.com

Melinda Schupmann, Back Stage; showmag.com

Madeleine Shaner, Park La Brea News/Beverly Press; Back Stage

Les Spindle, Back Stage; The Hollywood Reporter; theatremania.com

Bob Verini, Variety

Neal Weaver, L.A. Weekly; Back Stage

 

Nominations by production:           

King Lear……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 5

Four Places………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4

Opus……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

The Ballad Of Emmett Till……………………………………………………………………………………….. 4

The Twentieth-Century Way…………………………………………………………………………………….. 4

Wit………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

A Wither’s Tale……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3

The Good Book Of Pedantry And Wonder…………………………………………………………………. 3

The Who’s Tommy………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

Amadeus………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2

Awake And Sing!……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2

Cousin Bette………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2

Futura………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2

In The Heights………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2

Neighbors…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2

The Arsonists………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

The Lieutenant Of Inishmore……………………………………………………………………………………. 2

Yellow………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2

Absinthe, Opium & Magic……………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum…………………………………………………. 1

Becky’s New Car…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

Forgiveness………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Influence………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

Nightmare Alley…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Oedipus El Rey……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

 Orpheus Descending……………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

Parasite Drag……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Ruined…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

See What I Wanna See……………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

South Pacific………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

The Autumn Garden……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

The Clean House…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

Uptown Downtown………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

Wrecks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

 

 
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