Thursday, 3 May 2012

BITS & PIECES: Once leads 2012 Tony Award nominations + Allan ‘Skill’ Cole to publish memoir this summer

STAGE HITS: The American Theatre Wing has announced nominations for the Tony Awards, which annually doles out trophies to Broadway’s best. Topping all contenders this year, the Oscar-winning screen-to-stage musical Once earned 11 nods, followed by Nice Work If You Can Get It and The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess with 10 each. The latest revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of A Salesman secured seven noms, including acting bids for stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield. The 2012 Tony Awards air June 10 at 8 p.m. on CBS, live from New York’s Beacon Theatre.

BOOK BUZZ: Get ready for surprising new revelations about Bob Marley from one of the men who knew him best. Hot on the heels of Kevin MacDonald’s eye-opening docu-film Marley, soccer great and Marley confidante Allan ‘Skill’ Cole has announced the forthcoming release of the aptly titled The Bob Marley I Know, an in-depth reflection on his friendship with the late reggae icon. “There are a lot of things that are going to be shocking when you read it,” Cole tells ER of the memoir penned in collaboration with a ghost writer. “And it’s all truth.” The tell-all tome is scheduled to come out in August.




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