Posts Tagged ‘helen hayes awards’

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Pacman and Peso Edition

Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough announces he'll retire in 2014. [Arts Desk]
Helen Hayes Awards to be split into two tiers. [Arts Desk]
Local theater leaders react to the Helen Hayes reforms. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Read this: Monica Hesse digs deep into a local guy's plans to send a pair of local rappers, Pacman and Peso, to North [...]

After Big Companies Complain, Helen Hayes Awards Will Be Split Into Two Tiers

D.C. theater professionals and aficionados should prepare for an extra-long Helen Hayes Awards celebration come 2015. TheatreWashington, the organization that runs the awards, announced major changes to its signature event Tuesday night, including splitting its prizes for local theater troupes into two tiers based on the number of union actors in a particular production. As a [...]

What Would Make the Helen Hayes Awards Better?

D.C. theater’s answer to the Tonys, the Helen Hayes Awards, has been kind to teeny-tiny local troupes in recent years. Now, the big guys want a bigger bite.
Recently, the Washington Post’s Nelson Pressley broke the story that representatives of Signature Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, and Arena Stage had threatened to “rethink their future involvement” in the [...]

Arts Roundup: Motorcade Madness Edition

House of Cards wanted to film a fake motorcade around the National Mall. Obviously, D.C. police had to crack down on that foolishness. [Washington Business Journal]
Gwydion Suilebhan proposes strong, radical changes for the Helen Hayes Awards. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (author of last year's famed Root piece about swagger-jacking on U Street NW) comments [...]

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