Tag Archives: Jan Maxwell

Green Day to be featured at the Tony Awards

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: The Tony Awards won’t be boring this year, that’s for sure. The June 13th telecast on CBS will feature Green Day, the punk group that inspired Best Musical nominee, “American Idiot.” Plus, the Tonys just announced they’re bringing back performances from the Best Plays — new[...]

Tony Awards nominate Kelsey Grammar, Viola Davis

By Roger Friedman Rhoda Morgenstern has finally gotten her great citation. Valerie Harper, very deservedly, has been nominated for a Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Play, in “Looped.” It’s a nice vindication. She won’t win; that distinction will go to Viola Davis, in “Fences.” But still: Harper is[...]

Jude Law’s “Hamlet” broadway impresses the Critics Circle

By Roger Friedman The Broadway awards season is almost done, with the Tony Awards deadline looming on Friday. The Outer Critics Circle issued its list of nominees on Monday, and made mostly good selections. The OCC covers both Broadway and off Broadway, so some slots were filled by people who[...]

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis premiere “Fences”

By Roger Friedman Denzel Washington has two Academy Awards. Come June, he’s going to be able to add a Tony Award as well to his collection of gold statues. Last night at the Cort Theater, Denzel and Viola Davis opened in a revival of the late August Wilson’s “Fences” –directed[...]

Renee Zellweger & Bradley Cooper Hit Broadway Opening

BY ROGER FRIEDMAN Justin Bartha is part of the “Hangover” gang, so his buds had to show up and support him last night at his Broadway debut in “Lend Me a Tenor.” Indeed, Bradley Cooper came and brought girlfriend Renee Zellweger, and Zach Galiafinakis was there with a date. They[...]