Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Broadway: Ouch! Drama League Awards Nominate Everything on the Boards Except “The Great Gatsby” Musical


On Broadway, The Drama League is not the Drama Desk. They’re an outlier group like the National Board of Review that nominates everything so everyone will come to their dinner.

So ouch! Today they nominated everything and everyone except for the musical version of “The Great Gatsby.” They threw one nom to actress Evelyn Noblezada. Otherwise they ignored this show. That’s not a good omen.

Their event is a lunch set for May 17th at noon. You can read the whole deal at

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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