I haven’t even looked yet to see who actually won the Tony Awards last night, but this came across my Google Alerts this morning: 9. Jimmi Simpson in The Farnsworth Invention. Another much overlooked performance was Simpson’s Farnsworth in The Farnsworth Invention. He held his ground valiantly against Hank Azaria in the competition over who …
Link: Theatre World Awards Home.
At an annual ceremony and during an afternoon party attended by former winners and invited members of the theatre community, six actresses and six actors are presented with a Theatre World Award for their Debut Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production.
The Theatre World Award remains the oldest one given for a debut theatre performance on On or Off-Broadway.
The contribution the Award has made to the theatre is incaluable. It is not a competition and is only given once. Because it is given for a debut performance, it encourages and inspires newcomers to the stage to continue to pursue their dream. It is freely given at a time when encouragement is so necessary in an industry known more for rejection than reception.
This year’s award winners are:
de’Adre Aziza, Passing Strange
Cassie Beck, Drunken City
Daniel Breaker, Passing Strange
Ben Daniels, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County
Hoon Lee, Yellow Face
Alli Mauzey, Cry-Baby
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park with George
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing
Loretta Ables Sayre, South Pacific
**Jimmi Simspson, The Farnsworth Invention**
Paulo Szot, South Pacific
The Theatre World Award winners are chosen by the Theatre World Awards committee, which is comprised of Peter Filichia (Theatermania.com), Harry Haun (Playbill), Matthew Murray (TalkinBroadway.com), Frank Scheck (New York Post), Michael Sommers (Newhouse Papers), Doug Watt (Critic Emeritus, New York Daily News), Linda Winer (New York Newsday), and coordinated by Peter Filichia, Theatre World Editor John Willis, and Theatre World Associate Editor Ben Hodges.
The 2008 Tony Award nominations have been announced. The Farnsworth Invention is not on the list. Anywhere.
In what some will no doubt regard as a precursor to the Tony Awards, The Farnsworth Invention has garnered a number of nominations for the Drama League Awards: Among new plays, “Eurydice” is the sole Off Broadway offering on a slate of nominees that includes new Pulitzer Prize winner “August: Osage County,” “The Farnsworth Invention,” …
I guess that’s that: The new Aaron Sorkin play The Farnsworth Invention, which explores the battle for the patent for the invention of television, will play its final performance at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre March 2.
According to Variety, Broadway box-office grosses slip this time every year, but apparently "The Farnsworth Invention’s" box-office drop could be construed as more than just "seasonal." The seasonal slowdown on Broadway continued last week, with B.O. slipping by around $1.2 million to an estimated $14.3 million for 31 shows on the boards. Receipts dropped for …
I don’t know why we (?) are even having this debate about Farnsworth -v- Sarnoff, RCA, Zworykin, etal, when anybody who is even remotely familiar with the subject knows that Scotsman John Logie Baird really invented television, as this clip clearly demonstrates:
Link: Top 100 most influential people in History # 28 Nicolas Copernicus # 29 Socrates (just because of his reputation) # 30 Philo T. Farnsworth (invented electronic television that most closely resembles contemporary ones) And BEFORE Moses, no less (#32).
Link: ‘Farnsworth Invention’ Hits Best Week Yet at Music Box Broadway’s The Farnsworth Invention celebrated its best week yet at the Music Box Theatre. The new play by Aaron Sorkin grossed $346,739.00 for the week ending December 30, 2007. For those in the cast and crew, this is certainly good news. But, then, in light …
Yeah, I know, it’s "just a play." But like I keep saying, too many people — like this one — leave the theater thinking what they’ve just seen is an accurate portrayal of history, and then arrive at all kinds of wrong conclusions based on what they’ve just seen: What brings Philo T. Farnsworth down, …