Posts Tagged ‘helen hayes awards’

The 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Awards

At last night's boozier, extra-festive, less-emphasis-on-the-awards-part Helen Hayes Awards at the National Building Museum, Signature Theatre walked away with the most trophies, a lot of people had a lot of fun saying a certain word, and if you were willing to hand over $5, you got slippers. Because no one's the best at the Helen [...]

At a Party-Forward Helen Hayes Awards, Signature Theatre Takes Home Eight Prizes

"Stupid FUCKING Bird!"
Anyone who got to announce the name of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's "sort-of" adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull did so with devious relish last night at the 30th annual Helen Hayes Awards, especially when Aaron Posner's play, which was nominated for eight prizes, took home two of the biggest ones: outstanding new play or musical and outstanding [...]

Get Schooled on a Year of Theater Before Tonight’s Helen Hayes Awards

Tonight, at the National Building Museum, TheatreWashington will announce the winners of the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards. We'll post the full list tomorrow—and recap the night's happenings—but in the meantime, brush up on the productions that scored Helen Hayes nominations in some of the big categories with our reviews from the archives.

Arts Roundup: Turn! Turn! Turn! Edition

Folk musician and activist Pete Seeger, who once worked with Alan Lomax at the Library of Congress' Archive of Folk Song, is dead at 94. [Post, Smithsonian, Post, Spin]
National Portrait Gallery installs a photo of Seeger, on view indefinitely. [AP]
Woolly Mammoth's Stupid Fucking Bird dominates 2014 Helen Hayes nominations. [Arts Desk]
Introducing D.C.'s first Funk Parade. [DCist]
Studio Theatre [...]

Stupid Fucking Bird Dominates 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominees

In a presentation last night at National Theatre, TheatreWashington announced the 2014 Helen Hayes Awards nominees. Who cleaned up? Woolly's Stupid Fucking Bird caught the biggest worm, with eight nominations. Shakespeare Theatre Company's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Round House Theatre's Glengarry Glen Ross netted seven. Close behind them are several productions [...]

Arts Roundup: Remiiiix! Edition

The Helen Hayes Awards will change venues and formats this year. [Post]
Listen to a go-go take on Lorde's "Royals." [Post]
Northern Virginia's RDGLDGRN drops a new video with an assist from Dave Grohl and Pharrell. [Huffington Post]
Drop Electric also releases a new music video, though without celebrity endorsements. [D.C. Music Download]
Ex-9:30 Club booking manager Lisa White [...]

Arts Roundup: Library Shutdown Edition

Southeast Neighborhood Library closes for a month, citing necessary repairs. [DCist]
In this interview, Barrelhouse poetry editor Dan Brady talks about the local lit group's first book of poetry. [HTML Giant]
Predict the Helen Hayes Awards nominees! [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Local band Mission South is breaking up. [D.C. Music Download]

Arts Roundup: Spy Museum Edition

Spy Museum moving to Carnegie Library, becoming nonprofit. [City Desk]
Wolf Trap raises a record $1 million. [Post]
TheatreWashington President and CEO Linda Levy pens an open letter to Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks, criticizing his coverage of the Helen Hayes Awards reforms. [TheatreWashington]
Artist chukwumaa mistaken for Navy Yard shooter in Georgetown. [Arts Desk]
How did D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: Big Money Edition

David Rubenstein donates $5 million to the National Book Festival, which should support the annual event for another five years. [Post]
...but could the National Book Festival move to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (or somewhere else) next year? [Post]
A settlement over the Huguette Clark estate draws near, putting Corcoran closer to $10 million. [Post]
National [...]

Artistic Directors Respond to Helen Hayes Reforms

Immediately after TheatreWashington announced an overhaul of how the Helen Hayes awards are judged and distributed on Tuesday evening, reporters and theater-makers responded with questions and cautious optimism.
Following the small press event at the Washington Post building, groups chatted about whether dividing the awards into two tiers, rearranging the judging process, and nearly doubling the [...]

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