Thursday, February 28, 2008

Very Short List, kinda cool

Very Short List told me to go here and it's kinda cool, i must say:

The Daily Monster


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

More McTheatre Queen

Desiree Davar is currently giving the performance of her life as the title character in Flora the Red Menace at The Duplex as presented by Opening Doors Theatre Company. It is sold out, but get on the waitlist and check her out. She truly is a star. Work it out girrrl. Click here!

And speaking of amazing theatre, Marsha Norman (love!) discusses why August: Osage County breaks ALL the rules and yet delivers the BEST play of the season. Check it.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

80th Annual Academy Awards DOODLE'S PICKS

These are who I think will win, not necessarily who would get my vote. GO JUNO!

Performance by an actor in a leading role

George Clooney in “Michael Clayton”
Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”
Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah”
Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Casey Affleck in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”
Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men”
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson’s War”
Hal Holbrook in “Into the Wild”
Tom Wilkinson in “Michael Clayton”

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”
Julie Christie in “Away from Her”
Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose”
Laura Linney in “The Savages”
Ellen Page in “Juno”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Cate Blanchett in “I’m Not There”
Ruby Dee in “American Gangster”
Saoirse Ronan in “Atonement”
Amy Ryan in “Gone Baby Gone”
Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton”

Best animated feature film of the year
“Surf's Up”

Art direction
“American Gangster”
“The Golden Compass”
“Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
“There Will Be Blood”

Achievement in cinematography
“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
“No Country for Old Men”
“There Will Be Blood”

Achievement in costume design
“Across the Universe”
“Elizabeth: The Golden Age”
“La Vie en Rose”
“Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Achievement in directing
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
“Michael Clayton”
“No Country for Old Men”
“There Will Be Blood”

Best documentary feature
“No End in Sight”
“Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience”
“Taxi to the Dark Side”

Best documentary short subject
“La Corona (The Crown)”
“Salim Baba”
“Sari’s Mother”

Achievement in film editing
“The Bourne Ultimatum”
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
“Into the Wild”
“No Country for Old Men”
“There Will Be Blood”

Best foreign language film of the year
“The Counterfeiters”

Achievement in makeup
“La Vie en Rose”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
“The Kite Runner”
“Michael Clayton”
“3:10 to Yuma”

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
“Falling Slowly” from “Once”(Fox Searchlight)Music and Lyric by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

“Happy Working Song” from “Enchanted”(Walt Disney) Music by Alan MenkenLyric by Stephen Schwartz

“Raise It Up” from “August Rush”(Warner Bros.)Music and lyric by Jamal Joseph, Charles Mack and Tevin Thomas

“So Close” from “Enchanted”(Walt Disney)Music by Alan MenkenLyric by Stephen Schwartz

“That’s How You Know” from “Enchanted”(Walt Disney)Music by Alan MenkenLyric by Stephen Schwartz

Best motion picture of the year
“Michael Clayton”
“No Country for Old Men”
“There Will Be Blood”

Adapted screenplay
“Atonement” (Focus Features)Screenplay by Christopher Hampton
“Away from Her” (Lionsgate)Written by Sarah Polley
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (Miramax/Pathé Renn)Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
“No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage)Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
“There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson

Original screenplay
“Lars and the Real Girl”
“Michael Clayton”
“The Savages”

What up last week yo?

Hey doods. Soooooooooo, today was/is a productive! I woke up and made myself breakfast, cleaned the dishes, went to the gym, met with my accountant (thanks darladiva and husband cuz they gonna GET ME SOME CASH), then saw Atonement (it was good but not THE best), am having some salad, and then heading over to see Sunday in the Park with George with Cricket. No, it's not a sequel, I'm seeing it with Cricket. YAY! I am excited. I think it might be my favorite Sondheim.

Last night Cricket and I saw Justin Bond's new cabaret-ish show Lustre at PS122. It was GREAT fun. GO GO GO GO GO GO BOYS. He's amazing. W00t.

Ummmmm, I tried to crash the Lion King audition on Friday (b00t to my agent for not gettin' me an appointment), but IT WAS CANCELED. So meh. NEXT TIME?

I went out for drinks with some peeps from work on Tuesday. It was A LOT of fun, but the day after I was hurtin'. This why I don't go OUT during the week. I gotsta cut myself off early next time. The job is still going well. I've almost been there a month. WOW.

I'm off to google the Oscars so I can formulate some predictions. PERHAPS I'LL POST THEM HERE and we can see how good I AM.

whachya'll doin?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Brunchety goodness, Cute Waiter!, and drunk grocery shopping, oh and animation town

Gwen and I had a GREAT brunch yesterday. We had the most adorable waiter, Patrick O'Freckle. He lives down the street. I actually ran into him on the street today. I think I'll ask him out if I run into him again and then he'll tell me about his gorgeous successful hung boyfriend, but WHATEVER.

After brunch, I drunkenly went to the grocery store. Thanks to Patrick O'F I was DROUNK. I don't remember what I was trying to buy, but I woke up on the couch at 11pm to assorted meats and broccoli rabe on the counter. Silly drunk. I had a glass of wine for dinner and went back to sleep.

Today was the callback for the animated feature The Champion. It turns out they are not working on the casting of The Laughing Cloud, so I may still have a shot at that role. I want to sing bassy bluesy cloud songs, I MEAN REALLY. This time I read Sir Frumious, a sweet innocent crow and a turkey reporter. "You are just so full of surprises." YAY! Hopefully I will be voicing some characters in my first film. w00t.

Going to Marie's tonight since I have tomorrow off. Spendin' the rest of my Sunday watchin' episodes of DEXTER. HOTT.


Friday, February 15, 2008

A week of...doodle

This is weird/fascinating/scary: NEW CRAZE

I am really (gayly) looking forward to this: FUNPLEX

On Tuesday I attended a reading of a new(ish) play on behalf of my boss' production company. They are seeking additional backers aiming toward an Off-Broadway production this Spring. It was very interesting to be on the "other" side. They gave us wine and cheese before and after the reading. And upon exiting, they gave me a producer's kit which has the breakdown of the investments side of the show (i.e. how much to recoup in a 199 seat vs 249 seat), etc. Very interesting indeed. Well, he asked me to write him a review and upon reading it (thanks darladiva for editing/making it better), he "is not jumping at the chance to write a check." YIKES. I have power? Well, anyhoo, I'm not going to name the play here because Shirley, Kenny Melman is involved in SOME WAY and it will get OUT. So doodle's the word on this dish.

No shows this weekend, but I have that voiceover call back. They didn't ask me to prepare the Laughing Cloud again. They want me for Sir Frumious, the villain. w00t. Think good thoughts on Sunday.

What're ya'll doin' on Monday??? I have 0 plans and am FINE with that.

Doodleedoo to you , you and you!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Theatre Queen

Last night Gwen and I went to see Spamalot featuring Clay Aiken. Wellllllllllllllllllllllll guess what? He's good. He has the timing down, his accent is close enough and funny, and there is just SOMETHING about him that draws your eye to him on stage. He has a real charisma, real star quality. Bravo Clay. Now marry me. Thanks.

Then there were drinks with Sir Willio. He is in the process of moving. YIKES. Anyone know of an affordable studio or one bedroom in Chelsea, Midtown, North Bergen?

Tonight Darladiva and I are seeing the divine Christine Ebersole in Applause! I love listening to the original cast album and can't wait to hear the songs actually sung (Lauren Bacall starred in the original and while I think she was a fantastic actress, her voice is just not that of a singer). I particularly love the song Think How It's Gonna Be as sung by Len Cariou. YUM-0. Should be a good night.

Off to the gym and then grocery shopping. w00t.

Monday, February 04, 2008

A Whole New Job Week 2

Well, it's still going quite well. I'm settling in and getting the hang of things. Wednesday will be my first day of headin' out to Astoria to attend the Directors Meeting. It's my job to take minutes and then compile and send out on Thursday. EXCITING!

My boss and his husband invited the other feyllas to see this on March 1st. Hmmm. The Play About the Naked Guy

Hope ya'll are well. Happy Monday!