BROADWAY MAGAZINE – Last season, the Drama Desk nominations raised eyebrows and controversy when one of the members of the group went rogue. Now that the new nominations have been announced, Broadway observers are left scratching their heads again…where is Harriet Walter, who is giving the best performance on Broadway (far stronger than Janet McTeer…with much respect). No Kristin Scott Thomas? What about Joe Turner’s Come and Gone? Rock of Ages? We love that Walter Bobbie and Randy Skinner get recognition for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, but there are some odd tea leaves to read from this year’s Drama Desk. Don’t take our word for it. This comes from David Sheward from Reuters:
There were several unexpected inclusions and omissions in the nomination list. “The Story of My Life,” the two-character musical that received mixed to bad reviews and barely eked out a week’s run at the Booth Theater, garnered four nominations, while highly touted productions such as “All My Sons,” “Irena’s Vow,” “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” and “Rock of Ages” were shut out.
Also missing were such noted performances as Tovah Felshuh in “Irena’s Vow,” Harriet Walter in “Mary Stuart,” Kristin Scott Thomas in “The Seagull” and Nathan Lane in “Waiting for Godot.”
Well…9 to 5 got a record number of nominations and The Story of My Life got 4…hmmmm. We’ll wait to read what Mr. Michael Riedel,says in The New York Post. Curiouser and curiouser.