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April 9, 2001: Margulies & "Ten Unknowns" Nominated
'Proof,' 'Jitney' Top Nods For Off-Broadway Lortel Awards "Proof," "Jitney" and "The Unexpected Man" yesterday each received six Lucille Lortel nominations honoring Off-Broadway excellence. Rounding out the best play nominees are "The Play About the Baby" and "Ten Unknowns." ("Proof" was first staged by the Manhattan Theater Club before moving to Broadway; "Ten Unknowns," a Lincoln Center Theater production, is scheduled for Broadway in the fall.) In the best musical category-which unlike the Tony Awards takes second seat to drama at the Lortels-the nominations went to "American Rhapsody," "Bat Boy, the Musical," "newyorkers," "Suburb" and "The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin." Nominated in the lead acting categories are Alan Bates and Eileen Atkins ("Unexpected Man"), Brian Murray and Marian Seldes ("The Play About the Baby"), Donald Sutherland ("Ten Unknowns"), Glenn Fitzgerald ("Lobby Hero"), Deven May ("Bat Boy"), Janie Dee ("Comic Potential"), Mary Beth Fisher ("Boy Gets Girl") and Mary Louise Parker ("Proof"). In featured roles, nods went to Tate Donovan and Dion Graham ("Lobby Hero"), Justin Kirk and Julianna Margulies ("Ten Unknowns"), Alec Mapa and Ching Valdes-Aran ("Dogeaters"), Howard Witt ("Boy Gets Girl"), Johanna Day ("Proof"), Randy Graff ("A Class Act") and Julia Murney ("Time and Again").
Nominated for outstanding director are Mark Brokaw ("Lobby Hero"), Michael Grief ("Dogeaters"), Marion McClinton ("Jitney"), Daniel Sullivan ("Proof") and Simon McBurney ("Mnemonic").
The awards will be presented May 7 at Greenwich Village's Lortel Theatre, named in honor of Lucille Lortel, the late actress and producer known as the "Queen of Off-Broadway" who instituted the awards 16 years ago.
February 15, 2001: The Perks of Being Apart
by Mitchell Fink/Lauren Rubin
For modern couples, being apart doesn't mean staying out of touch.
Just ask Julianna Margulies and Ron Eldard. The acting pair will spend a
considerable time apart when Margulies stars in "Ten Unknowns" at Lincoln
Center and Eldard goes to Morocco to be in Ridley Scott's next film, "Black
"He'll be in the desert and I'll be in cold New York," said Margulies.
But she added, the separation shouldn't be too bad.
"For Christmas, (Ron) got me a Palm Pilot with E-mail so I can E-mail him
from my dressingroom," she said.
"We'll visit back and forth," Eldard added quickly. "It should be in our
contract - is there a plane ticket?"
Interestingly, Margulies hopes their separation isn't too short.
"I only hope he's still in Morocco when I finish here, so I can go there and
visit," she said.
January 27, 2001: All-Star Show Protests Violence Against Women
Glenn Close admitted she was skittish when first asked to participate in "The Vagina Monologues," Eve Ensler's graphic drama about female sexuality. She felt she might have to consult her mother first.
"But I knew I'd be a coward if I didn't do it," said the actress, flanked on the stage of Manhatten's Westside Theatre by Ensler, Julianna Margulies and Rosie perez at a press conference yesterday (Jan 17) announcing the third annual V-Day fund raiser at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 10.
They will be among the more than 70 women, including Jane Fonda, Oprah Winfrey, Winona Ryder, Lily Tomlin and Brooke Shields, who will read excerpts- from "Monologues" as part of a benefit to help combat global violence against women. The event will mark the return to the stage of Fonda, who is honorary chair and who has donated $1 million to what Ensler described as "a movement, not a charity.".
Ensler expressed the hope that this year's V-Day at the 18,000 seat Garden will "be the biggest event ever" in the history of the anti-violence movement. "There are too many women being desecrated" she said, adding that Winfrey would be performing a new monologue. Ensler wrote it following a trip to Afghanistan, where women were being persecuted and, she said, "killed in droves" by the Islamic fundamentalist regime.
Following the press conference, Close expressed hope that the V-Day event would draw men as well as women. "It's not about feminism," she said, "It's about humanism."
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January 27, 2001: Tickets for The Ten Unknowns Go Onsale.
Tickets for The Ten Unknowns which stars Julianna Margulies along with Denis O'Hare, Donald Sutherland, and Justin Kirk have gone onsale. Click the link to find info on purchasing the tickets. Buy Tickets.
December 22, 2000: Julianna Attends "O Brother Where Art Thou?" Premiere.
(FoxNews)- It was quite a night last night when Disney/Touchstone premiered the Coen brothers’ new one, O Brother Where Art Thou.
The party that followed at the Supper Club in Manhattan drew star George Clooney, who spent most of the evening chatting with his former ER co-star Julianna Margulies.
Clooney, who looked relaxed and fit, was enthusiastic about his next gig: co-starring with Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and a big gang in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven. He told me that brothers Luke and Owen Wilson would not be in the film after all, but that Casey Affleck had joined the cast, Don Cheadle was definitely in and that Matt Damon had also signed on.
After Oceans, Clooney fits in 10 days of work — right before the expected actors’ strike — to play a CIA agent in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. This is the film about Gong Show creator Chuck Barris and his fevered imagination involving international plots. The script is by Being John Malkovich creator Charlie Kaufman. Clooney confirmed for me that John Cusack will most likely play the nutty Barris, ex-ing out rumors that Ben Stiller might get the role.
Margulies, who’s always fun and charming, just returned from Prague where she shot Mists of Avalon for television, with Joan Allen and Anjelica Huston as her heavyweight co-stars. The star said, "Then next month I start a play written by Jon Robin Baitz, at Lincoln Center. My co-star is Donald Sutherland and I haven’t even met him yet. I’m a little nervous because he’s the real thing. I said, 'Can we get together and have a cup of coffee first?'"
December 19, 2000: Lipstick Named After Julianna
Want to strike a pose that makes you look like a superstar? Thanks to LORAC Cosmetics' homage to celebrity lips, you can be "Demi for a Day"! The brainchild of renowned make-up artist Carol Shaw, six-year-old LORAC (that's "Carol" spelled backwards, get it?) has Hollywood's A-List singing the praises of the company's lightweight, oil-free products.
Shaw, who's often booked a year in advance for the Academy Awards, gained fame for her cosmetics line when she introduced lipsticks named after the celebrated women who wear them. The must-have hues include Jada (Pinket- Smith), Winona (Ryder), Nicole (Kidman), Kim (Bassinger), JULIANNA (MARGULIES), and Martha (Stewart), among others.
December 2, 2000: Margulies Signs on for New Film
Andy Garcia and "ER" alumnus Julianna Margulies will co-star in an upcoming film as a couple that becomes embroiled in trouble with a pimp played by Mick Jagger, Variety reports.
All three have signed on to star in "The Man From Elysian Fields," an indie film to be directed by "Big Brass Ring" helmer George Hickenlooper. Garcia plays a man whose financial troubles cause a break-up with his wife (played by Margulies), and goes to work at an escort service operated by Jagger's character.
Complications arise when Garcia's character falls for a wealthy woman married to a character played by Jason Robards, Variety said.
October 8, 2000: "What's Cookin?" to be Released
Julianna's latest movie, an independant film entitled "What's Cookin?" is scheduled to open in select theaters on November 17, 2000.
September 29, 2000: Margulies to star in Monologues in LA
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Former "ER" star Julianna Margulies has replaced
Swoozie Kurtz in "The Vagina Monologues" at the Canon Theatre in Beverly
Hills. Margulies joins Julie Kavner and Rosie Perez as the first cast
for the production that opens Oct. 13.
This trio will do the show through Oct. 29. Kurtz will perform the show
at a later date.
September 15, 2000: Dates Announced for "The Ten Unknowns"
"TEN UNKNOWNS" will play at Lincoln Center's Mitzi Newhouse Theatre.
Julianna plays Julia Bryant.
First rehearsal is January 4, 2001
First preview is February 8, 2001
Opening night is March 8, 2001
Closing night is April 15, 2001
August 1, 2000: Margulies to star in Monologues
Julianna Margulies is set to star in the off broadway play "The Vagina Monologues" along with Teri Garrand Sanaa Lathan for a two week run. She will be seen August 22- September 3rd. Visit www.vaginamonologues.com for more info.
July 25, 2000: Julianna Recieves Emmy Nomination
Julianna has again been nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Best Actress in a Dramatic series.
May 12, 2000: Julianna Exits the ER
Last night was Julianna's last episode of ER.
Her six year run ended on a happy note though, unlike
former castmate Kellie Martin, who's character Lucy
Knight was killed off last February. In last night's
episode "Such Sweet Sorrow", Margulies' character
Carol Hathaway was reunited with Doug Ross,
(George Clooney). In the last 15 minutes of the episode, Hathaway
realized she needed to find out if Ross still loved her,
after treating a cancer patient who died. The
episode ended with Ross and Hathaway embraced,
at Ross' home in Seattle.
May 12, 2000: George Clooney Returns to the ER for Margulies
In case you're living under a rock, George Clooney
made a brief return to ER Thursday night as his
character, Dr. Doug Ross, was reunited with
nurse Carol Hathaway. How did the show pull it off
without tipping off the media? The New York Daily
News reports that honchos at Warner Bros. TV,
which produces the series, kept the twist a secret
from NBC until Wednesday. In a statement, ER
executive producer John Wells said that Clooney made the
cameo "for an old friend and for the many fans of this
May 12, 2000: The Mists of Avalon
Anjelica Huston, Julianna Margulies and Joan Allen to
Start Production in TNT Original Miniseries THE MISTS
OF AVALON (PR Newswire)
Academy Award(R) winner Anjelica Huston, Emmy winner
Julianna Margulies, and Academy Award(R) nominee Joan
Allen are set to start production in Turner Network
Television's THE MISTS OF AVALON, an exciting new
twist on the magical legend of King Arthur, it was
announced today by Julie Weitz, executive vice
president of original programming, TNT.
March 31, 2000: Margulies Nears Broadway Deal
By Michael Fleming
NEW YORK (Variety) - ``ER'' star Julianna Margulies, who will leave TV's top-rated drama in May,
is near a deal to join Jason Robards on Broadway in the lead role of ``Ten Unknowns.''
The new play by Jon Robin Baitz will open at Lincoln Center on Feb. 26, 2001 and run through
April 15. Robards plays a reclusive painter who, early in his career, was deemed one of 10
up-and-coming artists to watch -- the Ten Unknowns. He instead fades into obscurity in Mexico.
Margulies' character is sent down to Mexico to study endangered frogs in a lake
near the painter's home. They meet and she becomes something of a muse to the
painter, as well as his lover.
Margulies has starred in ``ER'' since its inception in 1994; part-way through season six, she
turned down a two-season extension worth $27 million. She decided instead to concentrate on
features and plays. Her feature credits include recent Sundance selection
``What's Cooking?'' and 1998's ``The Newton Boys.''
November 12, 1999: Margulies Rejects $27 for ER Stay
LOS ANGELES- Julianna Margulies has turned down about $27 million to return for two more
seasons of ''ER.''
According to Reuters, Margulies will instead quit primetime's top-rated show
this spring after six seasons with the NBC drama.
Executive producer John Wells and producer Warner Bros., offered the 33-year-old actress a
feature development deal along with the cash, but Margulies decided to pass on more
episodes for her Carol Hathaway character and pursue film and theater projects.
Wells said of Margulies, ''Her talent and commitment have greatly contributed to show's success
and we look forward to working with her throughout the remainder of
the season and hopefully sometime in the future.""