Posts Tagged ‘kevin spacey’

Arts Roundup: President Underwood Edition

Plus: Giant illuminated bunnies are coming to The Yard.

ToDo ToDay: Bryan Ferry, Nosferatu, and Kevin Spacey Singing

Let Frank Underwood serenade you tonight.

Arts Roundup: Pop the Corc Edition

It has come to this: The Corcoran to be dismantled, split up between National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. [Arts Desk, Post, New York Times]
A timeline of the Corcoran's woes [Post]
Tyler Green analyzes the Corc meltdown, saying it's been in the tea leaves since 2008. (Though some would argue it's been longer than [...]

Arts Roundup: Thoroughly Roasted Edition

Library of Congress debuts a new, massive "Songs of America" database. [In the Muse]
Even before its second season premieres, House of Cards gets a third season, and Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey talk about it. [Huffington Post]
Rhino Bar to host a Philip Seymour Hoffman retrospective. [DCist]
Local comics roast Dan Snyder; lots of tasteless jokes happen. [...]

Arts Roundup: #shutdown Edition

It takes a shutdown for people to realize they like museums. [City Desk]
Private museums totally cool with Smithsonian closure. [Arts Desk]
Kennedy Center raises $1.3 million at fundraiser. [Washingtonian]
...and Kevin Spacey raises money for the arts—because if there's any actor who can terrify you into chucking your wallet into his hands and running away, it's Kevin [...]

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 [...]

Signature Theatre’s Hairspray Tops Helen Hayes Awards

Signature Theatre's Hairspray took home fives prizes at last night's 28th Helen Hayes Awards—including one of the biggest, the honor for outstanding resident musical.The other top award—for outstanding resident play—went to Arena Stage's production of Ruined, Lynn Nottage's play about genocide, civil strife, and survival in Congo. And Synetic Theater, ever the Helen Hayes favorite, [...]

Arts Roundup: Jane Fonda Edition

Jane Fonda has been cast to play Nancy Reagan in The Butler, the forthcoming movie based on Wil Haygood's touching 2008 story about longtime White House butler Eugene Allen. [Hollywood Reporter]
Discovery is readying a documentary about White House chiefs of staff. [Post]
Kevin Spacey gets a Helen Hayes tribute [Examiner]
Theater J unveils its festival-centric 2012-2013 season [...]

James Mercer: Star of the Silver Screen!

NME reports that the Shins frontman is set to star in a feature-length film titled Some Days Are Better Than Others. Director Matt McCormick says the film's all about "lonely people trying to create their own abstract forms of communication." Sounds pretty heavy. It's slated for release in August 2009.
Over at MOG, Charley [...]