Realized last night that I had spent the last three Valentine's Day nights with Rorschach. Our Valentine's Day shows are something of a tradition now and in spite of the weather we had a great crowd of brave souls. Lot of people appeared to be on dates, so I hope the evening was as romantic as possible for all of you lovers. Thanks for joining us, see you next year.Rough Magic has been consistently selling out. Those of you still dithering about when to buy your tickets, the answer is now, before it is too late. Friday and Saturday Nights are filling fast but there are still seats available tonight. Remember next weekend is your last chance to see what I think is a terrific show, and the audiences all seem to agree. Get out there and don't let snow stop you. Remember, we have a 2pm show this Saturday and next for the people in your lives who don't like to be in the City after dark.
Helen Hayes Nominations came out on Monday night, and while Rorschach walked away without a nomination this year, we did have a number of alumni make the grade.
Let's start with the company members who got nominated this year:
Karl Miller for Hamlet at Rep Stage.
Well that is it. Or is it? Because this year is the first year for the new category:
Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play or Musical
And here is where it gets interesting. Because there are three shows with Rorschach ties nominated in this category. Company Members Grady Weatherford (Currently being seen in Rough Magic and many others) and Scott McCormick (About to be seen in References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot and many others) from Catalsyt Theater's production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui face-off against Comany Members Michael John Casey (Ubu Roi and A Clearing in the Woods) and Jason Stiles (The Illusion, Lord of the Flies, A Clearing in the Woods, Ubu Roi, and Accidental Death of an Anarchist) from Longacre Lea's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.
And if that doesn't beat all Company Member Rahaleh Nassri (Director of A Bright Room Called Day last season) Assistant Directed a third Ensamble Nominee, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead at Studio Second Stage.
And it gets better when it comes to Rorschach Alum. Every single member of the cast of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is a Rorschach Alum: Jason Lott (Ubu Roi and After the Flood), Michael Glenn (The Illusion), Jonathan Church (Rhinoceros), and Alexander Strain (A Bright Room Called Day).
And it is almost as good over at Arturo Ui: Andrew Price (The Hairy Ape, Rhinoceros, and Family Stories), Scot McKenzie (Rhinoceros), Jason McCool (Arabian Night) and Elizabeth Richards (God of Vengeance).
To finishing off the Ensamble catagory Evan Casey (Lord of the Flies) is nominated with the cast of Dog Sees God.
Rounding out the Rorschach Alumni and their nominations:
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play, Colleen Delany (The Hairy Ape), for The Beaux' Stratagem at Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical, Andy Brownstein(Behold!), Assassins at Signature Theatre.
If I missed anyone I am sorry. Let me know and I will do an update.
Congratulations to one and all and to everyone else, at least there is an open bar.