‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ sashays home with 10 Tony Awards
“The Inheritance” by Matthew Lopez was named the best new play, and Charles Fuller’s “A Soldier’s Play” won best play revival. The Musical” won for scenic design, costume, lighting, sound design, orchestrations and a featured acting Tony for Broadway favorite Danny Burstein. In a surprise to no one, Aaron Tveit won the award for best leading actor in a musical for “Moulin Rouge! She dedicated the win to three family members she lost while playing Turner — and thanked Turner herself. It won for best book, and Lauren Patten won the award for best featured actress in a musical.mlive.com
Court grants temporary restraining order blocking sale of Michigan State Fairgrounds for Detroit Amazon facility
click to enlarge State Fairgrounds Development CoalitionState Fairgrounds Development Coalition members (from left): Tonya Phillips, Marya Sosulski, Gary Hanafee, Frank Hammer, Al Martin, and Adrienne Warren. Wayne County Circuit Court issued a temporary restraining order on Wednesday that halts the City of Detroit sale of the 142-acre site of the former Michigan State Fairgrounds for a $400 million Amazon distribution center.The restraining order was issued because of a lawsuit filed by the State Fairgrounds Development Coalition , a group of community activists who allege the city sold the land for less than it's worth and is therefore subject to the Community Benefits Ordinance (CBO), which requires large-scale developers to negotiate benefits packages with neighborhoods. The group is represented by the nonprofit Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice.The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved the sale earlier this month.The coalition alleges the city sold the land for $9 million, but it's worth at least $11.1 million, according to a draft appraisal. "The stakes are too high, especially with environmental and health impacts, for Plaintiffs to be deprived of their opportunity to receive benefits and a means to hold the developer, Amazon, and other corporations that stand to profit accountable under the Community Benefits Ordinance (CBO)," Tonya Myers Phillips, Director of Partnerships and Development at the Sugar Law Center, said in a statement. "Detroiters were entitled by the Detroit CBO to a Community Benefits Agreement," State Fairgrounds Development Coalition co-chair Frank Hammer said in a statement.Detroit’s top attorney, Lawrence Garcia, toldthe lawsuit is "a media stunt" and denies the land was sold for below market value.A hearing on Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction is scheduled for noon on Monday, Nov. 9 before Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Sheila Ann Gibson.metrotimes.com
New this week: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone
(NBC via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Many things will be different about Halloween this year, but the annual rush of horror films is much the same. It stars Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku as a Sudanese refugee couple finding new horrors in life in England. But Neon, the “Parasite” distributor, last week put a restored version into theaters and on Tuesday brings it to VOD. One is Natalie Margolin “The Party Hop,” which she wrote during quarantine in one week in early April.
'Jagged Little Pill' leads Tony Awards nominations with 15
This image released by Vivacity Media Group shows Elizabeth Stanley, left, and Celia Rose Gooding during a performance of "Jagged Little Pill." The musical leads the Tony Awards nominations with 15 nods in a pandemic-shortened season. The dozen nods make “Slave Play” the most nominated play in Tony history. The nominations were pulled from just 18 eligible plays and musicals, a fraction of the 34 shows the season before. The 2020 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast digitally and take place later this year, at a date still to be announced.