Digital Newsletter

November 2019

 

Stay updated about the diverse, inspiring, and extraordinary artists, people and events that make up the Princess Grace Foundation USA.

 

Dear friends,
We are less than a month away from an extra special Princess Grace Awards Gala, in the presence of  His Serene Highness Prince Albert ll of Monaco. Not only will we be celebrating the 19 outstanding emerging artists who will receive this year’s prestigious Princess Grace Awards, but we will also be honoring Princess Grace’s 90th Birthday and the kick off an exciting new era for the Foundation. The evening will feature a special Statue Award for filmmaker and 2009 Princess Grace Award recipient,  Chinonye Chukwu  and to top it all off, the legendary  Bernadette Peters will be honored   with the Prince Rainier lll Award. It will certainly be a night to remember.
We’ve been delighted to be working recently with several illustrious Princess Grace Award alumni who are generously “giving back” to the Foundation. Last week, Princess Grace Award winner  Jon M. Chu  took a break from editing his new film, In The Heights , to host an intimate luncheon for 20+ Award recipients in film at the historic Norwood Club. Jon spoke about his road to success in Hollywood and offered tips and tools to the room. It was such a unique opportunity and we are so grateful for his support and engagement.
Next month, on December 6, Princess Grace Award winner, Leslie Odom Jr. will celebrate the launch of his new CD and his new film, performing an intimate concert for a small group of our donors at a private home in NYC. Look out for your invitation soon.
I hope to see you all at the Gala on November 25 at The Plaza Hotel. If you haven’t yet purchased your ticket – please click here – seats are nearly sold out.
Warmest regards,
Brisa Trinchero
CEO
Award Winner News
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
Oscar Isaac stars as Gomez in
The Addams Family
Golden Globe Award winner  Oscar Isaac  stars in the 2019 animated reboot of  The Addams Family, with Charlize Theron and Bette Midler. He takes on the creepy and charming voice of Gomez Addams. The film opened nationwide on October 11th. Check out the trailer  here   and snap your way to the nearest theater!
Miriam A. Hyman & Meryl Streep team up in The Laundromat
Yale Drama School graduates Miriam A. Hyman , and Meryl Streep, star in the 2019 Netflix original film, The Laundromat, directed by Stephen Soderbergh. This dramedy is based on the Mossack Fonseca insurance fraud scandal, as a cast of characters investigate a pair of law partners exploiting the world’s financial system. Click here for the trailer!
Leslie Odom Jr. Stars in
Focus Features Harriet
Tony Award winners  Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Erivo star in Kasi Lemmons new drama, Harriet. Leslie plays William Still, an abolitionist, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, businessman, writer, historian and civil rights activist. Based in Philadelphia, Still assisted Harriet Tubman bring people north. The film premieres on November 1st of this year. You can find out more about the film from the  trailer .
Rhys Ernst’s Film Opens the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival nominee director Rhys Ernst’s new comedy, Adam , is opening the Mezipatra Film Festival. Adam is based on Ariel Schrag’s novel about a teenager who is accidentally perceived as a trans boy. The festival takes place in Prague between November 7th and 14th then, in Brno until November 22. Click here to watch the trailer for Adam !
BROADWAY BOUND
Michael Wilson directs The King’s Speech
All Hail the King! Telling the true story of King George VI, and inspired by the Oscar winning film, Tony Award nominee  Michael Wilson is directing  The King’s Speech  for its off-Broadway North American premiere. It will play through October 2020 at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Erica Schmidt’s Cyrano begins Off-Broadway
The New Group’s production of  Cyrano , a new musical adaptation written and directed by Erica Schmidt ,  tells the story of a proud man who, believing himself unlovable, agrees to woo the woman he loves for another. T he show stars Erica’s husband  Game of Thrones ‘ Peter Dinklage in the title role. The show run until December 22 at the Daryl Roth Theatre in NYC.
DANCE ANNOUCEMENTS
Camille A. Brown Choreographs at The Public Theater
Bessie Award winner,  Camille A. Brown , choreographs  For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide . This groundbreaking  choreopoem  highlights the stories of seven women who have suffered from sexism and racism, using poetry, song, and movement. The show returns to  The Public for the first time since it premiered in 1976 – don’t miss it!
Expand the Dance World with Award Winners
MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and Princess Grace Award winners, Kyle Abraham, the award-winning and Artistic Director of A.I.M., called “one of the hottest names in dance”  and  Rena Butler  are creating new works for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Forge Forward series at the Harris Theater this November. Click here for  more  information.