May 1, 2012

Breaking News! Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher Receives NINE Tony Award Nominations!

May 1st, 2012

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Exciting news for JERSEY BOYS co-author Rick Elice! His fantastic play, Peter and the Starcatcher has been nominated for NINE Tony Awards!

  • Best Play: Peter and the Starcatcher, Author: Rick Elice
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher Music: Wayne Barker, Lyrics: Rick Elice
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Celia Keenan-Bolger, Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play: Donyale Werle, Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Best Costume Design of a Play: Paloma Young, Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Best Sound Design of a Play: Darron L. West, Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play: Jeff Croiter, Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Best Direction of a Play: Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher

Congratulations to Rick Elice, the cast, creative team on their nominations on this fabulous play!

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  1. Rick, I can’t tell you how happy I was when NY1 announced the first nomination of “best play”…but then to follow..1,2,3,4,…..for a total of nine…the best of any play. I’ve seen PATSC twice and those nom’s are well-deserved.

    All of us love you, Rick, and are so happy for you and the creative team and the cast. The pundits did predict a good day for you, PATSC, Christian, Roger and Alex, but Celia (Molly) was a wonderful surprise.

    Who says nice guys finish last????

    Comment by Howard — May 1, 2012 @ 8:55 am

  2. Those who say, ‘nice guys finish last’ don’t know where the finish line is. Rick, I’d say you’re just getting started and what a start it’s been – over the last many years! Like Howard said, we all love you and are so happy for everyone involved. It’s all about family … this time the “Peter and the Starcatcher” family!

    Comment by Audrey — May 1, 2012 @ 9:21 am

  3. Ditto to what Audrey aand Howard said. Rick, we are all so proud of you and bursting with love and admiration. Just soak it up and start clearing a shelf for all those Tonys!! xo

    Comment by Pamela — May 1, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

  4. Congratulations on all the Tony nominations, Rick. My wife and I saw the show a few weeks back (the same evening Susie and Dale attended) and we thoroughly enjoyed the production! Both of us felt it was clever, funny and very creative! We have been recommending it to friends and family alike. Best of luck on Tony night and hoping it enjoys an extended run on Broadway!

    Comment by Len Gersten — May 2, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

  5. Rick Elice is so hot these days, I hear both President Obama and Mitt Romney have been courting him to be their VP running mate. ;-)

    Comment by stubbleyou — May 3, 2012 @ 1:13 am

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