Kevin is not dead

Just so you know…

Kevin Spacey is not dead. He was apparently the latest Internet celebrity death hoax victim. Strangely enough, he has apparently died more than once over the past month. He was rumored (worried) to be dead on Twitter last month and now on Facebook this week. And yet he still managed to do public appearances and schedule a benefit gala, one-man play and a hosting gig at the Tony awards for next month. Now that is true dedication to his craft!

 

Renaissance Award Gala

Kevin Spacey – Renaissance Man

The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago proudly presents the Renaissance Award Gala in honor of Kevin Spacey Saturday, May 13 at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Pl.

Single tickets range in price from $500 to $1,000 (VIP). Table sponsorships range in price from $10,000 to $50,000.

Cocktail attire.  Jeremy Piven hosts a discussion with Kevin.

More information on how to purchase tickets here.

Tennis-playing Darrow?

Some ticket sales start April 30.

So, people who tried to access Kevin’s own official website have been flummoxed recently when they are greeted with an ad  for Kevin as Clarence Darrow being performed at the Arthur Ashe Stadium which he mentioned when he was on the Tonight Show but the only thing clickable was a link to sign up for updates. You could not get into the site itself unless you knew the URL for a specific page or section. Now there is a second clickable link showing. “Buy Tickets”.

Kevin will be appearing in Darrow for 2 nights at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing New York on Thursday and Friday night, June 15 and 16 at 8pm.

No prices posted yet but sale dates for various levels of tickets are. Some start tomorrow (Sunday, April 30) morning at 10am.  

You can find more information by clicking on the Buy Tickets link at www.kevinspacey.com (which he would probably prefer!) or go directly to the page at Ticketmaster and click on the link for the show date you are interested in.

 

AAA World

Kevin received a very brief mention.

My father receives AAA World magazine (Mid-Atlantic region) and in this month’s issue there was an article about what to do in Abingdon, Virginia and one of the things is to take in a show at the Barter Theatre and it mentions that Gregory Peck, Ernest Borgnine and Kevin Spacey have all appeared there.

I wonder what Kevin would say about that now? This was what he said about it in 1989:

“Yeah, it was kind of as ugly as that, yeah, yeah. It got uglier, in fact. And then my first manager, Biff Warren laid a pretty serious foundation about understanding longevity. He sent me off to do regional theater. The first thing I did was a production of The Mousetrap at the Barter Theater in Virginia. Kinda humbling, huh? In the dead of winter. Drive through snow to do a play that’s been running for 120 years in London. It was a rich and new experience. We brought many new levels to that extraordinarily in-depth production. Then, as if that wasn’t humbling enough, I went to the Kennedy Center and understudied Brad Davis, in a play with Kathleen Turner that Tony Richardson directed. Well, any thought that I ever had of a film career was right out the window. I thought this was it. I was going to end up with Phoenix Rep directing productions of Mr. Roberts.”

The full interview w/picture can be found at  BOMB magazine.

Tony Awards 2017

Spacey Hosting

Kevin has been announced as the host of this year’s Tony Awards.

The show is televised live on June 11th from 8-11pm EST (taped for PST) on CBS. From Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Kevin is quoted as saying “I was their second choice for Usual Suspects, fourth choice for American Beauty and 15th choice to host this year’s Tony Awards. I think my career is definitely going in the right direction. Maybe I can get shortlisted to host the Oscars if everyone else turns it down.”

NY Times theater columnist Michael Paulson says Kevin is an unusual choice to host the show. I’m not sure why he thinks that but I will now be forced to watch the show.