In case you forgot, Ceremony was recently released on DVD and Bluray! Be sure to check it out, whether it’s through Amazon, iTunes, or Netflix. I personally loved the film and will be purchasing it soon, and then you can expect screen caps added to the gallery. In the meantime, Nala Pictures has posted a few new film stills – some of which feature Lee Pace – that you can check out above.
Ceremony is has already found a DVD release date and it’s soon: June 21st! You can already pre-order the movie on Amazon here. A list of detailed special features one can expect to find on the DVD/Bluray, including what sounds like some extra footage of Lee Pace, can be seen below:
“Deleted Scenes” (2:11) spends additional time with Marshall, seen here in various states of confusion and dismissal.
“Outtakes” (2:40) offers a routine of giggle fits and improvisational exploration.
“Extended Scene” (2:37) elongates a dinner toast from Zoe’s disturbed brother.
So, it looks like Lee Pace didn’t attend the actual award ceremony for the Tonys — but he was at a party celebrating his play’s big win thereafter! Pictured above, he’s with co-stars from The Normal Heart – including Ellen Barkin and Jim Parsons – at the Amsterdam Ale House for an exciting after-party. Thanks very much to yorke for the clarification and quality photos!
The Tony Awards are currently happening, but it’s recently been announced that The Normal Heart won the coveted Best Revival of a Play! Congratulations to everyone involved, most importantly Larry Kramer. As the playwright – and outspoken activist – nothing would have been possible without him. “Our day will come,” indeed. On a related note, The Normal Heart‘s Ellen Barkin and John Benjamin Hickey won Best Featured Actress and Best Featured Actor in a Play at the Tonys tonight as well.
As an aside: it looks like Lee Pace did not attend the Tony Award ceremony. If I see any pictures pop up, I’ll add them ASAP (although I’m currently on vacation, so there may be a delay).
Here’s a sweet tidbit from an interview John Benjamin Hickey did with Entertainment Weekly. He talks – once again – about sharing a dressing room with Lee Pace and Jim Parsons, and their ritual before hitting the stage:
How do you get from your Big C character Sean’s headspace to Felix’s in an hour and 20 minutes?
I know, Sean is like the nutty, manic-depressive, homeless-by-choice guy and Felix is the f—ing fashion editor of the New York Times. Let’s just start with how much I have to shower and comb my hair. But the play is so brilliantly written that much of your work is done for you. You just have to give yourself to the material. I come into my dressing room — which I share with Jim and Lee Pace, both of who are so brilliant — and we turn on some disco music or some great rock-n-roll. We drink Gatorade, nothing stronger, and we just get our hearts and minds wrapped around it.
In a new interview with NY Mag, The Normal Heart actor John Benjamin Hickey brought up his fellow cast-mates — and had some especially nice things to say about Lee Pace! Check out an excerpt from the article below:
Do you realize that every man and woman at The Normal Heart is crushing on you?
The cast is filled with the hottest men and the most stunningly gorgeous women, so they might get hit on, but I do not. I would love to say that I did. We’ve all kind of fallen in love with each other, though. It’s a difficult journey to make eight times a week, but we’ve found a way to do it with joy, humor, and love. We have a collectively morbid sense of humor. Jim Parsons is our MVP; we all have the hugest stage crush on Jim. I share a dressing room with Jim and Lee Pace. I sit there staring at Lee and just observing his handsomeness. He’s like Clark Gable, he really is.
According to Variety, The Hobbit – part one and two – now have official titles and release dates. MGM, New Line and New Line parent Warner Bros made the announcement earlier today. Part one of the epic will be entitled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and will hit the theaters on December 14, 2012 — competing against the highly anticipated Ang Lee film, The Life of Pi. The second part will be called The Hobbit: There and Back Again and will be released almost an entire year later, on December 13, 2013. Remember: Lee Pace was recently cast as the Elven King, Thranduil, in this monstrous franchise.
After the May 26th performance of The Normal Heart – which had a high volume of attendees born after 1980 due to a special discount – cast members of the play stuck around for a talkback. Usually these have been happening after every show on Tuesdays, but the part of the company attracting younger audience – Lee Pace, Jim Parsons, Luke Macfarlane, Wayne Wilcox – stuck around to talk about their involvement in the play and how important it is even for upcoming generations. Later on, Joe Mantello, Ellen Barkin, and John Benjamin Hickey joined them onstage as well. You can check out the entire talkback here, or view it below. (Thanks Damien and Joyce!)
Twilight’s official Twitter released a teaser poster for the upcoming film, Breaking Dawn, earlier today. I don’t believe Lee Pace will be in part one of this two-part series, but I thought fans might be interested in this particular news story. Although the Twilight phenomenon isn’t exactly something I’m supportive of, I still think the poster is simple and gorgeous.
Just added to the Video Archive is a TV slot for The Normal Heart. At a short 15 seconds, there isn’t anything new to report on the commercial, but I thought fans might be interested in seeing it. A voice-over talks about how it’s the highest rated show on Broadway at the moment, and Lee Pace’s picture is briefly featured.