Hamilton Wins Big at OBIEs; Complete List of Honorees Announced

first_img Lin-Manuel Miranda View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway-bound Hamilton continued its off-Broadway awards sweep at the 60th Annual OBIE Awards on May 18, picking up the night’s big prize, Best New American Theatre Work. The awards feature informal categories that change annually, recognizing excellence in off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway theater. As previously reported, Signature Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. The ceremony at Webster Hall was hosted by OITNB’s OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria and presenters included Sting, Jesse Eisenberg, Stockard Channing, Billy Crudup, Tommy Tune, T.R. Knight, Tony Kushner and LaChanze.A complete list of awards follows:Best New American Theatre Work (includes $1,000 check)Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, direction by Thomas Kail, arrangements/orchestrations/music direction by Alex LacamoirePerformanceUsman Ally, The Invisible HandFirdous Bamji, Indian InkBrooke Bloom, You Got Older Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy April Matthis, Sustained Excellence of PerformanceJohn Douglas Thompson, Tamburlaine & The Iceman ComethPlaywritingAyad Akhtar, The Invisible HandClare Barron, You Got OlderSuzan-Lori Parks, Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts I, II, & IIIDirectionTrip Cullman, Punk RockAnne Kauffman, Sustained Excellence of DirectionDarko Tresnjak, The KillerDesignAbigail DeVille, Prophetika: An OratorioChristine Jones, Sustained Excellence of Set DesignBen Stanton, Sustained Excellence of Lighting DesignJaphy Weideman, Sustained Excellence of Lighting DesignSpecial CitationsKate Benson (writer) and Lee Sunday Evans (director), A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great LakesBootycandy, writer/director Robert O’Hara, actors Philip James Brannon, Jessica Frances Dukes, Jesse Pennington, Benja Kay Thomas, Lance Coadie WilliamsCatch (performance series), Andrew Dinwiddie, Caleb Hammons, Jeff LarsonBridget Everett, Rock BottomBush Moukarzel and Dead Centre, LippyAndrew Schneider, YouarenowhereOBIE Grants ($2,500 to each theater)Horse Trade Theater Group / The Fire This Time FestivalJACK (Arts Center)The Ross Wetzsteon Award (includes $1,000 check)Ars NovaSustained Achievement AwardJames Houghtoncenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

Don’t forget about the future

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The world we’re currently operating in makes it difficult to look past the end of the week. Our businesses have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. New issues and concerns arise almost daily.We’ve all had to make sacrifices – whether it’s canceling an event, reducing hours, or closing up shop and hoping for a return. Right now, our main goal is just to make it through. But what happens when we get to the end of this? Will you be prepared for the future?Leadership guru Dan Rockwell has some good insights from a recent conversation with strategic innovation consultant and author Mark Johnson, where the two discussed how “volatility makes long-term thinking more important.”The approach Johnson takes to execute on vision is using “future-back” thinking. This way of thinking is used to develop strategy, while “present-forward” thinking is used to execute. Here are a few examples of the differences between the two ways of thinking:last_img read more

Six Nations 2019: England’s ‘remarkable’ depth softens Maro Itoje loss

first_img“This is no discredit to Maro because he’s an absolutely wonderful player and I love watching him, but where England are at the minute compared to other home nations is just the remarkable strength in depth,” Moody, speaking on behalf of Land Rover, told Omnisport.”Maro went off and you ended up with [number eight] Nathan Hughes playing in the second row. To bring Courtney Lawes on — he’s a world-class player, in any other side in the world he’d be starting and there’s also Joe Launchbury. “You’ve got four second-rows there that could start in any other team in the home nations, they are absolutely brilliant.”So, the amount of pressure coming on each and every player to perform week in and week out [is high] because the amount of players queueing up underneath them is remarkable.”As a coach that is exactly what you want, you don’t want players resting on their laurels thinking their place is assured, you want everyone thinking ‘Christ, if I don’t play well today I could potentially lose my spot.’ “And that just drives everyone’s performance and that’s why we’re seeing England play as they did at the weekend because it’s not just in the second row, it’s in the back row, the front row, fly-half, centres, wing, it’s just wonderful to watch at the minute and wonderful to watch Eddie Jones pick from virtually a fully fit squad.”Countdown to #LeCrunch #ENGvFRA #CarryThemHome  pic.twitter.com/IcSr79jzeE— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 6, 2019Powerhouses Manu Tuilagi and Billy Vunipola have seen their respective England careers marred by injuries in recent years, but both started in Dublin and Moody believes the duo make a huge difference to Jones’ side.”There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that without Billy Vunipola, England are a different team,” he said.”I think the players he plays against, they know how dangerous he is and it’s not just the danger he poses of running over you as a defender, it’s getting past the gainline and being able to offload out of contact.”His presence creates space outside him because it attracts more defenders into the hit. It’s one thing trying to make the tackle [but] it’s another trying to stop the offload, all of a sudden that drags defenders in and creates space out wide for everyone else. “It’s the same case for Manu Tuilagi, you look at the opportunities created at the weekend and many of them were off the back of them two carrying the ball hard and creating space out wide in attack for others.”On the flip side in defense, look at some of the hits Manu put in. So many were just well timed and that’s what he can bring, that destructive power in the tackle in the centres. “It wasn’t just Manu or Bill on Saturday, you look at the defensive prowess across the board. The stat that blew me away at the weekend – the tackle count was quite equal – but it was the dominant hits, it was nearly 50 dominant hits, which is a crazy amount.”Normally you’re looking at 10 to 20 if you’re lucky. Nearly 50 in a game, you as a defender smashing the attacker back over his own gainline, that to me just says this is a proper team performance.”Lewis Moody is a Land Rover ambassador. Land Rover shares and understands the values of rugby. @LandRoverRugby England confirmed Tuesday that Itoje definitely will miss this weekend’s contest against France at Twickenham, while reports suggest he also will be out for the trip to Wales on Feb. 23.Itoje is expected to play a part in the closing rounds of the tournament and, in the meantime, Moody — a member of England’s victorious 2003 World Cup team — is sure the likes of George Kruis, Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes will fill the void. Related News Maro Itoje’s absence will not hit England too hard because of the “remarkable” depth at coach Eddie Jones’ disposal, Rugby World Cup winner Lewis Moody says.Itoje, considered one of the best locks in rugby, sustained a ligament injury to his right knee during the superb 32-20 opening-round Six Nations win Saturday against defending Grand Slam champion Ireland.center_img Six Nations 2019: Camille Chat replaces injured Julien Marchand (knee) for France Six Nations 2019: England forward Itoje (knee) to miss France clashlast_img read more