As reported earlier, Lee Pace performed at the 24 Hour Plays in New York this evening, November 15th. A few photos from the night – onstage and off – have since been added to the gallery.
On Friday, November 12, Lee Pace made an appearance at the One Frickin Day’s Model Behavior Launch Party at Christie’s in New York. At the event, Lee – among other guests, predominately models and designers – helped to raise money for SELF and Partners In Health; the main goal was to help supply clinics in developing countries with solar energy.
If you’re near the Big Apple, you may want to stop by Roundabout’s American Airlines Theater tonight. The 24 Hour Plays will be there, where Lee Pace himself will take the stage. Former Wonderfalls costar, Tracie Thoms – who is also scheduled to perform tonight – confirmed on her Twitter that she was rehearsing with Lee earlier. Tonight’s plays will benefit Urban Arts Partnership. For more information, see the article below:
Elizabeth Banks, Saffron Burrows, Michael Ealy, Gloria Estefan, David Krumholtz, Kathy Najimy, Nia Vardalos, and Julie White have joined the lineup of artists who will be participating in in the 10th annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway. The special event will be presented at the American Airlines Theatre on Monday, November 15, and will benefit Urban Arts Partnership.
The program features six original short plays, which have been written, rehearsed and then, performed, all in just 24 hours. Writers who will be contributing to the event include playwrights Kristoffer Diaz, Mike Doughty, Rajiv Joseph, Lynn Nottage, and Theresa Rebeck, along with musical guest M. Ward.
The evening will also feature the previously announced Leslie Bibb, Claire Danes, Guillermo Diaz, Rachel Dratch, America Ferrera, Gaby Hoffman, Anthony Mackie, Christopher Meloni, Diane Neal, Rosie Perez, Kyra Sedgwick, Sarah Silverman, Fisher Stevens, Julia Stiles, Tracie Thoms, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alicia Witt, and Elijah Wood.
The creative process will begin at 10pm on Sunday, November 14 – the night before the show – when a group of six writers, six directors, 24 actors, two musical guests, and a production staff gather at the American Airlines Theatre. After each of the cast members share a costume, prop and their stage desires– each writer is tasked with composing a ten-minute play by 7am the following morning, when the directors return to read and select their piece. The casts will meet for the first time at 8am and, over the next 12 hours the plays are rehearsed and produced for a live presentation. At 8pm, the six new plays – interspersed with six musical acts – will be performed for a live audience.
Although news of The Miraculous Year not getting a pick-up by HBO is an upset, there is some good news on the horizon: The Resident – starring Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Christopher Lee, and our very own Lee Pace – has acquired U.S. distribution! According to Variety, Image Entertainment will be releasing the newest Hammer Films project in the spring of 2011.
Fans eagerly awaited seeing Lee Pace in the much talked about (potential) HBO drama, The Miraculous Year, directed by Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow, but it looks like the project could be dead in the water. According to Deadline Hollywood, HBO has decided not to expand on the pilot.
The article also states that the appeal of the series – largely focused around the musical theater world – was narrow for audiences, potentially driving the premium cable network to passing on the pilot. Especially considering the talent behind The Miraculous Year, it’s a shame we may not ever find out for sure.
Until December 18th, Tarsem Singh’s beautiful fantasy-drama The Fall will be available to watch on Starz On Demand. Lee Pace fans may want to catch the film’s television debut and share the viewing schedule with friends who may have the channel, as more people should see this cinematic masterpiece! Upcoming air dates include the following, on Starz Cinema:
Thursday, November 11th @ 11:40pm
Tuesday, November 23rd @ 11:45pm
Sunday, November 28th @ 5:45pm
Monday, November 29th @ 2:00am
Saturday, January 1st @ 1:35am
As previously reported, Lee was at the GQ’s The Gentleman’s Ball just the other night. A few interviews from the evening have since cropped up, including this one – provided by NBC New York’s Niteside – where he spoke about getting prepared to play Garrett in Breaking Dawn. (He’s already been down to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and tried on his “red eyeballs.”)
Lee showed up at GQ’s The Gentlemen’s Ball tonight, October 27th, looking quite dapper. He arrived at the soiree with Italian fashion designer and friend, Italo Zucchelli. A few pictures have been added to the gallery.
Other celebrities in attendance were Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Jimmy Fallon, Deborah Harry, Chris Brown, and many others including Pushing Daisies alumnus, David Arquette. The Gentleman’s Ball is an annual event, raising money for charities supported by The Gentleman’s Fund.
I’ve finally added a couple of things to the Media section of LeePace.net. You can now find a few avatars and icons available for use on whatever social networking site you may use. All I ask is please, no hotlinking.
There are also a bunch of sound clips available to download. Most of the clips are from Pushing Daisies and a couple are from Soldier’s Girl, including Lee singing “The Consequences Of Falling.” I’ll get more clips up soon from The Fall, Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, and some from various interviews as well.