Posts Tagged ‘helen hayes awards’

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Bringing Down the House Edition

A ceiling collapsed during Friday's opening gala for the city's "Go-Go Swing" exhibit. [Arts Desk]
After guards patrol showings of The Butler at Silver Spring's Majestic theater, a patron accuses Regal Cinemas of discrimination. [Huffington Post]
The Butler also cleaned up at the box office this weekend. [New York Times]
Green paint at Lincoln Memorial now gone. [AP [...]

Arts Roundup: Helen Hayes Awards Shakeup Edition

Big local theater companies would like to see the Helen Hayes Awards divided into tiers for small and large companies. [Post]
Capital Fringe Festival adds site-specific works to the mix. [Capital Fringe via Survey Monkey]
Clearly writing for white, well-to-do theatergoers, Chris Henley assures D.C. Theatre Scene readers that Anacostia Playhouse is not dangerous. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Stereogum shows [...]

The Helen Hayes Awards Awards

Last night's untricked-out Helen Hayes Awards at the Warner Theatre began almost immediately with prize-giving, and that was mostly what we got: Few distractions, and lots of people talking about theater. Did some thank-yous go on too long? Sure. Was Robert Aubry Davis conspicuously absent even though his voice was the evening's host? Yes. Were [...]

ToDo ToDay: D.C. Meat Week! Beware of Mr. Baker!

Unlike virtuosic hard hitters like Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham or The Who’s Keith Moon, former Cream drummer Ginger Baker used his talents for evil, competing with bandmates Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce instead of complementing them by hanging back. Bad vibes followed Baker away from the kit, as made clear in Beware of Mr. Baker, a [...]

Arts Roundup: LivingSocial Edition

Can throwing a big, cool party in Anacostia change the neighborhood's reputation? [DCentric]
A report from the Helen Hayes Awards after party [Post]
Way to let down the Occupy movement, Danny Glover. [Examiner]
Chuck Brown cancels more shows [DCist]
A software firm CTO questions whether LivingSocial really deserves D.C. tax breaks. [Greater Greater Washington]
Meanwhile, LivingSocial's SocialStudiesDC blog goes bye-bye. [...]

The Helen Hayes Awards Awards

What lessons to draw from last night's Helen Hayes Awards at the Warner Theatre? There were only two ties—compare that to five in 2011. And no company dominated outright—although Synetic, with its four wins, and Signature, with its five, are the evening's clear champs. The region's most prominent theater houses—the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Shakespeare [...]

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