Thursday, May 22, 2014

Two Tony-nominated Interviewees

Sophie Okonedo, the British film actress probably best known in this country for her Oscar-nominated turn in Hotel Rwanda in 2004, made her Broadway debut earlier this season in the highly acclaimed revival of A Raisin in the Sun.  Having starred in several theatrical and made-for-TV movies, interviewed Okonedo about her transition to the Broadway stage, revealing a past on the British stage, a love of Broadway, and her reactions to the awards buzz.  Check out the interview here.

Theater Mania posted this interview with Beowulf Boritt, who is Tony nominated this year for his set design of Lincoln Center's production of Act One at the Vivian Beaumont.  He talks about trends in theatrical set design (three of the four Tony nominated scenic designs for plays have turntables) to the sheer magnitude of this set (a 65-foot diameter turntable costing roughly $500,000).  Check it out!

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