All Too Human Humans ReBlog Day 15/18

Day 15/18 #TonyAwards2016 – Best Play
As the @TonyAwards approach, I thought #Frontmezzjunkies should repost all the reviews of all the main best plays/musicals/revivals in all four categories and list their nominations. So here it goes.
Day 15 of 18
273D7277A-DD70-D1C7-B761707150B3CB74The Humans
Up for 5 #TonyAwards
Best Play – #StephenKaram
Best Featured Actress- #JaneHoudyshell
Best Featured Actor – #ReedBirney
Best Scenic Design – #DavidZinn
Best Lighting Design – #JustinTownsend
Best Direction – #JoeMantello
also up for
5 @Drama Desk Award nominations (pending) including a Special Award for Outstanding Ensemble
3 @Drama League Award nominations, won for Outstanding Production of a Play
4 @Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, won for Outstanding New Broadway Play
6 @Lucille Lortel Award nominations
finalist for 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
won the new York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play
won 2 obie Awards for Playwriting – #StevenKaram and Performance – Houdyshell
Here’s what I had to say about it back in the fall:
Humans, TheLaura Pels Theatre
Humans, The Laura Pels Theatre Cast List: Cassie Beck Reed Birney Jayne Houdyshell Lauren Klein Arian Moayed Sarah Steele Production Credits: Joe Mantello (director) David Zinn (scenic design) Sarah Laux (costume design) Justin Townsend (lighting design) Fitz Patton (sound design) Other Credits: Written by: Stephen Karam –

The All Too Human Humans

by Ross

Having just had my Thanksgiving weekend, I thought it was about time I wrote about another Thanksgiving dinner feast that I saw a few weeks ago at the Laura Pels Theatre. It was Stephen Karam’s realistic family drama, The Humans, a Roundabout Theatre Company’s production, lovingly directed by Joe Mantello. And even though I’m a Canadian in the US of A, I have embraced the American Thanksgiving tradition.  The family unit has been replaced by my NYC friends as family but the dynamics are all around me.  My family does the same thing though, at Christmas, at Canadian Thanksgiving (in early October), but having lived in the USA for over 25 years now, I have learned that over here this is a bigger and more fuel filled family event then I was ever a part of in my family.  And this play is a very pure telling of the dynamics of your run of the mill middle class family, and what a holiday gathering like Thanksgiving creates…. for full review, click link below:

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