‘A Thousand and One’ wins Sundance grand jury prize
“A Thousand and One,” a drama about an impoverished single mother and her son in New York City, won the Sundance Film Festival’s grand jury prize in the U.S. dramatic competition, while “Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project” was awarded the top prize in the U.S. documentary category.
Amanda Gorman, in a first, brings poetry to Super Bowl
Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who stirred America at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden, again commanded the spotlight on one of the countrys biggest stages, the Super Bowl. That Gorman brought poetry to the Super Bowl was an almost unthinkable collision of grace and glitz. She seemed to grasp the unlikeliness of her pre-game reading, the first in Super Bowl history. “Poetry at the Super Bowl is a feat for art and our country, because it means we’re thinking imaginatively about human connection even when we feel siloed,” Gorman said Sunday on Twitter. Here’s to them, to poetry and to a Super Bowl like no other.”
Broadway reaches for normalcy with Tony Award nominations
FILE - This JuNe 9, 2019 photo shows a view of the stage prior to the start of the 73rd annual Tony Awards in New York. Nominations for the American Theatre Wings 74th Annual Tony Awards will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 15. Nominations for Tony Awards will be announced Thursday with just 18 eligible plays and musicals making the cut, a fraction of the 34 shows the season before. One category — best musical revival — has no eligible shows at all. The 2020 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast digitally and take place this fall, at a date still to be announced.