Stage and screen star David Hyde Pierce will receive the Lifetime Leadership Award at the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter gala, Forget-Me-Not, to be held at The Pierre on Monday, June 4.
Pierce is being honored for his work as a tireless advocate in the Alzheimer’s community and with the New York City Chapter. He serves on the Board of the National Alzheimer’s Association and as a national spokesperson. His father and grandfather died from the disease.
The actor won a Tony Award for Curtains and has also appeared on Broadway in Monty Python’s Spamalot, La Bete and Accent on Youth. He is best known for his Emmy Award-winning work as Niles Crane on TV’s Frasier.
It’s time again! To show our favorite actor how much we care and to wish him a happy birthday. This year, instead of a video, we’ll be putting together a photobook for Jonathan. This way he’ll be able to keep it with him in hand and read all our wishes to him. To participate is simple. Send in 1 photo and about a paragraph with your message to Jon wishing him a happy birthday and anything else you’d like to include.
Also to include with your photo and message to Jon would be a picture of your signature so that not everything is just in typing. The deadline for submissions will be MARCH 5TH. I will need to have received everything BY THIS DATE in order to have enough time to put the book together and get it delivered to Jonathan by the 26th.
Images must be no smaller than 800×600 or 1280×960 in order to maintain the quality.
** If you have a picture of yourself with Jonathan that would be preferable by we understand that not everyone does. If you would like to send in an artwork you’ve made or a creative picture of yourself that would also be great.
All the images must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.orgIn case you have any questions, I’ll be more than happy to clarify any possible doubts.
Steven Sater, the lyricist for Spring Awakening, is releasing a book next year about the lyrics of Spring Awakening. It’ll contain information on the show, as well as his experiences with the Spring Awakening OBC. The pending release date is March 01, 2012 and it is available for pre-order on Amazon.
In February 1999, Steven Sater conceived the radical notion of creating a rock musical from Frank Wedekind’s notorious Symbolist drama, Fruhlings Erwachen, and he enlisted his friend and writing partner Duncan Sheik in the enterprise. That night, Sater came home and began writing the first lyric of Spring Awakening: “Mama Who Bore Me” – a lyric which still stands, verbatim, just as he first wrote it. Ten years later, in the wake of the enormous international success of this groundbreaking, multiaward-winning show, its original director, Michael Mayer, urged Sater to write notes explicating its famously evocative, poetic lyrics. In rich detail, Sater’s notes address the literary sources and allusions of each lyric. He also writes feelingly of what prompted the songs over the course of the show’s eight years of development. In so doing, Sater expands on his partnership with Sheik and his experiences with original cast members, Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff, now also known from Glee. These notes will prove invaluable for fans of the show, for all those interested in theater, and most especially for all the young performers who will play the roles and sing these songs.
Lin Manuel Miranda linked to this video of Jonathan and his friend Anna Ty Bergman rapping today! It’s amazing
Welcome to BroadwayWorld’s newest feature, and first-ever talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE. Follow Richard as he visits Broadway’s best and brightest in their Broadway dressing rooms to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don’t know, but want to know. You’ve seen Richard chat with Sipdey lovebirds Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano, and visit with UK’s First Lady of musical Theatre, Elaine Paige. Today, Richard takes you downtown to the beloved West Village staple, the smokey Lucille Lortel Theatre, where he met up with everyone’s favorite leading man, Jonathan Groff. Currently starring in MCC’s THE SUBMISSION, Groff opens up about his BFF Lea Michele, getting comfortable in his role as working actor and “pseudo” celebrity, playing a jerk, and why you REALLY should go see THE SUBMISSION.
Jonathan Groff, as well as Alice Ripley, Nikki M. James, Victoria Clark, Adam Pascal, Telly Leung and numerous other stars will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans at the Broadway Flea Market in Times Square on September 25th! Jonathan will be signing from 11am-11:50am. Cost is a minimum $25 donation, plus $10 per photo per celebrity. Also signing during that time period are Adam Godley, Andrew Rannells, Colin Donnell, Jayne Houdyshell, Joel Grey, Nick Adams, Patina Miller, Rory O’Malley, Rose Hemingway, Sutton Foster, Thomas Sadoski and Tony Sheldon. All money raised goes to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Warning: viewer discretion advised! Jonathan is in this, as well as people such as Patina Miller, Jennifer Damiano, and Krysta Rodriguez.
Patina mentioned Jonathan in a brand new interview with Broadway.com. I love their friendship!
You may have been lonesome in London, but I love that you and Jonathan Groff always seem to be in the same place at the same time.
I know! He’s one of my best friends. We really just get each other. Ever since Hair, we’ve been so close. We were on the West End for six months and then he moved to L.A., but now he’s back doing [off-Broadway’s The Submission] so we’re together again. It’s great.
Will you get a chance to see him in The Submission?
I get to go on opening night because it’s our night off from Sister Act! I will be there supporting him.
Did he come to visit Sister Act when Lea Michele and the Glee cast showed up this spring?
He sure did! Amber Riley actually tweeted that Sister Act is her favorite musical. How cool is that?
Jonathan will be presenting an award at the 2011 Theatre World Awards ceremony on June 07, along with several other winners from previous years, including Edie Falco, Blythe Danner and Billy Crudup.