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Well, my "little vacation" ended up lasting two and a half years... funny how life steers your life in directions you weren't planning on. I'll start off with occasional posts, but I fully plan to resume this blog to full speed by the new year.

I hope you'll come back for frequent visits, to see new reviews, to share opinions, to take a survey (or two), and to celebrate the shows and show people that have made the TheatreScene!

Jeff

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Winners of the 2012 JKTS Awards

What a season it has been!  From the opening night (finally) of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark to tomorrow night's Tony Awards, there have been many terrific performances, an excellent season of plays, and some hits and some misses in the musical department.  With so much going on, it is just not possible to honor everything worthy of being honored.  That's where The JKTS Awards come in.  After a few weeks of nominations, and a several days of voting (nearly 500 of you), together we have celebrated all of those shows, performers and theatre artists who have been overlooked by the Tonys, plus several honors that go unrecognized altogether, and a few fun topics that poke a little fun at the trends of the year.  And so now, here are the winners of this year's show jackets!  (For an explanation of the "prize," click HERE.) Thanks for participating!


THE 2012 JKTS AWARDS

THE BROADWAY MEDIA AWARDS




Best Broadway Website - News/Information: Playbill.com
Best Broadway Website - Research/Data: The Playbill Vault
Best Broadway Website - Gossip/Chat/Celebrities: BroadwayWorld.com



Best Broadway Charity Event: The BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market
Best Broadway Use of Social Media: Submissions Only 



Best Broadway Play Website: Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Broadway Play Media Campaign: Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Broadway Play Logo/Window Card: Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Broadway Musical Website: Lysistrata Jones
Best Broadway Musical Media Campaign: Disney's Newsies: The Musical
Best Broadway Musical Logo/Window Card: Disney's Newsies: The Musical


A SPECIAL JKTS AWARD: CAST ALBUM OF THE YEAR



Every individual song in the show Leap of Faith was nominated by write-in vote by you readers!  Every one.  And so, I thought it fitting to give a special award for such a fan favorite.


THE BROADWAY SONG OF THE YEAR



"Hold On" from Lysistrata Jones: Music and Lyrics by Lewis Flinn


THE DIRECTION AWARDS




Best Broadway Musical Direction: Martin Lowe, Once
Best Choreography Not Nominated By Tony: Dan Knechtges, Lysistrata Jones
Best Direction Not Nominated By Tony (Musical): Dan Knechtges, Lysistrata Jones
Best Direction Not Nominated By Tony (Play): Joe Mantello, Other Desert Cities


THE TECHNICAL AWARDS



Best Use of Projections in a Play: Jeff Sugg and Shawn Duan, Chinglish
Best Use of Projections in a Musical: TIE Aaron Rhyne, Bonnie and Clyde and Josh Driscoll, Ghost: The Musical




Best Lighting Design Not Nominated By Tony (Play): Christopher Akerlind, End of the Rainbow
Best Lighting Design Not Nominated By Tony (Musical): Donald Holder: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Best Costume Design Not Nominated By Tony (Play): William Dudley, End of the Rainbow
Best Costume Design Not Nominated By Tony (Musical): David C. Woolard and Thomas Charles LeGalley, Lysistrata Jones
Best Scenic Design Not Nominated By Tony (Play): William Dudley, End of the Rainbow 
Best Scenic Design Not Nominated By Tony (Musical): Tobin Ost and Aaron Rhyne, Bonnie and Clyde


THE ACTING AWARDS






Best Ensemble in a Play: The Cast of Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Ensemble in a Musical: The Men's Basketball Team and the Ladies Cheerleading Squad of Athens University, Lysistrata Jones
Best Debut of an Actor in a Play: Andrew Garfield, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman
Best Debut of an Actress in a Play: Rachel Griffiths, Other Desert Cities
Best Debut of an Actor in a Musical: Josh Segarra, Lysistrata Jones
Best Debut of an Actress in a Musical: Liz Mikel, Lysistrata Jones





Best Actor Playing a Real-Life Person in a Play: Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Mountaintop
Best Actress Playing a Real-Life Person in a Play: Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland, End of the Rainbow
Best Actor Playing a Real-Life Person in a Musical: Jeremy Jordan as Clyde Barrow, Bonnie and Clyde
Best Actress Playing a Real-Life Person in a Musical: Laura Osnes as Bonnie Parker, Bonnie and Clyde
Best Child Actor: Matthew Schechter/Lewis Grosso, Disney's Newsies: The Musical





Best Replacement Actor in a Play: Justin Kirk, Other Desert Cities
Best Replacement Actress in a Play: Elizabeth Marvel, Other Desert Cities
Best Replacement Actor in a Musical: Adam Pascal, Memphis
Best Replacement Actress in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block, Anything Goes





Best Featured Actor Not Nominated By Tony (Play): Adam Chanler-Berat, Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Featured Actor Not Nominated By Tony (Musical): Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Disney's Newsies: The Musical
Best Featured Actress Not Nominated By Tony (Play): Angela Lansbury, Gore Vidal's The Best Man
Best Featured Actress Not Nominated By Tony (Musical): Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Lysistrata Jones





Best Leading Actor Not Nominated By Tony (Play): Alan Rickman, Seminar
Best Leading Actor Not Nominated By Tony (Musical): Jeremy Jordan, Bonnie and Clyde
Best Leading Actress Not Nominated By Tony (Play): Tyne Daly, Master Class
Best Leading Actress Not Nominated By Tony (Musical): Patti Murin, Lysistrata Jones


THE FOR FUN AWARDS





Best Merchandise Tied Into a Broadway Show: TIE: The "Pape" Program, Disney's Newsies: The Musical and The "'Stached'" Pirate Bandanna, Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Act of the Supernatural in a Broadway Show: Sam walks through the front door, Ghost: The Musical
Best Kiss in a Broadway Show: Lysistrata and Mick, Lysistrata and Xander, Harold and Tyllis, Lysistrata Jones





Best Wet Moment in a Broadway Show: TIE: The rainstorm, Leap of Faith, and the storm and "Starstuff" pool, Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Female Gym Body on Display in a Broadway Show: Patti Murin, Lysistrata Jones
Best Male Gym Body on Display in a Broadway Play: Adam Chanler-Berat, Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Male Gym Body on Display in a Broadway Musical: TIE: Josh Segarra, Lysistrata Jones, and Richard Fleeshman, Ghost: The Musical


THE PRODUCTION AWARDS


Special Theatrical Event: 
Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway


Best Revival of a Play Not Tony Nominated:
A Streetcar Named Desire


Best Revival of a Musical Not Tony Nominated:
Godspell


Best Play Not Tony Nominated:
One Man, Two Guvnors


Best Musical Not Tony Nominated:
Lysistrata Jones


Totals: Lysistrata Jones - 14, Peter and the Starcatcher - 9, Disney's Newsies: The Musical and Bonnie and Clyde, - 5,  End of the Rainbow and Other Desert Cities - 4, Ghost: The Musical - 3, Leap of Faith - 2, Anything Goes, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, Chinglish, Godspell, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Master Class, Memphis, The Mountaintop, Once, One Man, Two Guvnors, Seminar, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, A Streetcar Named Desire - 1.

There you have it!  Let's hope next season will be as plentiful, interesting and fun.

Jeff
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