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Janis, Scottsboro and The Normal Heart Take Home L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards

By on January 18, 2021

first_img The Fountain Theatre’s The Normal Heart took home the McCulloh Award for Revival. Tim Cummings was also among the winners for his performance as Ned Weeks. The film adaptation of the play, directed by Ryan Murphy, will air on HBO this spring with a cast of stage and screen favorites. Some Broadway favorites are among the winners of the 2013 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, honoring excellence in theater in L.A. and Orange County. The ceremony, hosted by Nicole Parker, took place on March 17 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. One Night with Janis Joplin, which will soon reopen off-Broadway, took home awards for music director Ross Seligman, featured actress Sabrina Elayne Carten and Janis herself, Mary Bridget Davies. The tribute to the rock legend played the Pasadena Playhouse last spring prior to moving to Broadway.  For a complete list of winners and honorees, click here.center_img The Scottsboro Boys, which opened last May at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown L.A., received an award for Production, while legendary creators John Kander and the late Fred Ebb won for the score of Tony Award-nominated musical.  View Commentslast_img read more

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Cops Pelted With Debris After 50 Cent Show in Freeport

By on December 16, 2020

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Leo CapobiancoTwo Freeport village police officers were injured when Nautical Mile bar patrons threw debris at the officers as they arrested a suspect after rapper 50 Cent performed over the weekend, authorities said.The Grammy-Award winning hip hop artist performed at Bracco’s Clam and Oyster Bar on Woodcleft Avenue, drawing hundreds of people outside, stopping traffic and forcing police to close the street for nearly an hour until they could disperse the crowd Saturday night. Later, when police arrested a suspected drunken driver outside the bar, officers were pelted with bottles and debris believed to be thrown by patrons of Bracco’s.“The attack on our police officers will not be tolerated in the Village of Freeport,” Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy told reporters Monday during a news conference at Freeport village police headquarters.The two injured officers were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Other officers struck by the debris were not injured.Besides the accused drunken driver, two other suspects were also arrested, including a man who was found to be in possession of cocaine after he tried to fight security guards who kicked him out of Bracco’s, police said.None of the arrests were for injuring the officers. Authorities said they do not know the motive for the attack. Police are continuing the investigation and are reviewing security camera footage in an attempt to identify the assailants.Freeport police said they will report the incident to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA), which fined Bracco’s $2,500 in 2012, $2,500 last year and $4,500 last month for various violations, records show.Freeport officials suggested that the bar’s track record and these new complaints may result in Bracco’s having its liquor license revoked, but an SLA spokesman said that’s up to the agency’s board.“All penalties are determined the SLA’s three-member board, based on the severity of the violation(s) and the disciplinary history of the licensee,” SLA spokesman William Crowley told the Press.Regardless of what happens, Mayor Kennedy said the public can expect that “the Nautical Mile is safe and secure, and we’re looking forward to a great summer finale.”-With Timothy Bolgerlast_img read more

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