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Argentine producer Ricardo Hornos competing tonight

Once again in competition for multiple Tony Awards, the Argentine producer Richard Horn, this Sunday, June 12, will be present at the delivery to be held at the famed Radio City Music Hall in New York. After two years without celebrations, due to the pandemic, this 75th edition can be seen live film and art From 21 (Argentina time).

Hornos, who already has three Tony Awards, won over two decades of theatrical work on BroadwayThis year will compete with two works, another Argentine, in co-production with Valentina Berger: company (Best in Music Revival) and minutes (Best in the work category).

Shortly before the awards ceremony, Hornos spoke with bugle About his nominated productions for this Sunday. ,company It’s a 1970 musical, written by the famous Stephen Sondheim, that has the advantage of being a sentimental favorite,” says the producer.

Ricardo Hornos is the adaptor of Billboard

Ricardo Hornos is the adaptor of Billboard’s comedy “Madress” from Buenos Aires, with two Tony-nominated works on Broadway.

In this new version to appear on Broadway, the original protagonist who was a man, Bobby, is now a female, Bobby. Hornos says, “It was director Marianne Elliot who convinced Sondheim to change the gender of the character so that the central theme, which is a celebration of her 35th birthday, would have more force.”

In companyThrough a series of vignettes, the character revisits his love life and re-examines various moments with a special dynamic. “With a female lead, the question of the biological clock, among other issues, becomes more dramatic,” he explains.

Patti LuPone, who was once Evita, and Katarina Lenk on "Company".  ap photo

Patti LuPone, who was once Evita, and Katarina Lenk on “Company”. ap photo

The music was scheduled to release in March 2020, on the occasion of the composer’s 90th birthday, but the pandemic struck and the launch was postponed. There was finally a preview that Sondheim was able to attend last year, but the premiere was posthumous, as the writer died in November 2021.

great rival of company According to Hornos, to win the Tony in his category this year, is Caroline, or Charge, “It’s a politically correct work as it deals with racial and social divisions in Louisiana in the ’60s, but perhaps the sentimental question weighs more and they pay tribute to one of the great composers of Broadway musicals, Sondheim. Leaning towards.

Valentina Burger.  The Argentine production company, which has collaborated with Ricardo Hornos to produce two Tony-nominated works this year.  Photo: Andrew Ivanchenko

Valentina Burger. The Argentine production company, which has collaborated with Ricardo Hornos to produce two Tony-nominated works this year. Photo: Andrew Ivanchenko

On the other hand, minutes One of the contenders who competes to win Tony for best game is a very strong one: lehman trilogy, Directed by Sam Mendes. “That job is excellent and looks like a favorite. We have few chances, but we’re confident it can win because it’s the only American out of all the candidates who are English,” admits Hornos.

minutes, as Hornos points out, in this case translates as “minutes” and refers to notes that are taken during a deliberative council meeting. “The play takes place in a fictional city that represents a suburb or a city like Vicente López,” he says.

It is a black comedy written by Tracy Letts, who also stars in it, although the cast is very choral. “For almost 15 years, Republicans have been taking positions in these municipalities and from there, many rules have changed and there are many references to the issue in the text,” Hornos says.

"minutes".  Blair Brown and Austin Pendleton in a scene.  Photo Michael Brosillo / Broadway.org

“minutes”. Blair Brown and Austin Pendleton in a scene. Photo Michael Brosillo / Broadway.org

The play was supposed to release during Republican Donald Trump’s government, but was postponed due to the Covid pandemic. Despite the fact that there is now another administration, that of Democrat Joe Biden, the work continues. “And it continues to have an impact, too, because of Let’s figure,” highlighted the producer.

is the author of the multidisciplinary Let’s work, among others. august (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize) and as an actor, he had major roles in the series HomelandIn the movie against the impossible ,Ford Vs. ferrari), where he played Henry Ford, and in a stage adaptation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?among other roles.

In a scene from Tracy Letts (right) "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?",  ap photo

Tracy Letts (right) “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” AP Photo in a view of

“Luckily, this year, the two works we nominated are on the bill, so if they win, it will be a big push for the public to continue to engage”, he admits.

with work in argentina

Hornos knows the world of Broadway theater well, as he has been based in New York since the 1990s and has been dedicated to the theater since 2009. However, the manufacturer does not stop working even in Buenos Aires.

The play "Madres", now in La Plaza, was adapted from the original by Ricardo Hornos.  photo file clarin

The play “Madres”, now in La Plaza, was adapted from the original by Ricardo Hornos. photo file clarin

“With theatre, I go back and forth between three cities: New York, London, and Buenos Aires, and I love working in Buenos Aires because it allows me to explore the things that I do on Broadway or London. Couldn’t do it in the West End,” he says. “With the theater in Buenos Aires you can experiment, fly,” he says.

Currently on Buenos Aires Billboard moms, a comedy that was entirely off-Broadway and came to Buenos Aires, produced by Valentina Berger and Carlos Mantasti, and is presented at La Plaza. “I feel part of the work because I’ve rewritten the adaptation,” Hornos says.

"En la Mira", with Nicolas Francella, was directed by Hornos.  And it

“En la Mira”, with Nicolas Francella, was directed by Hornos. And it’s coming to HBO Max this month. photo file clarin

This year, moreover, he added a new facet and made his debut as a film director. insight, Starring Nico Francella and Puma Goiti, which arrives on the HBO Max platform this month. He describes his first entry into the cinema as “an amazing experience”.

While he awaits delivery of the Tonys, Hornos has several projects underway for film, theater and television on Broadway and in Buenos Aires, among them a musical film he is currently writing.

and he guesses that one of his projects, HadestownWhich took thirteen years to reach Broadway, will likely join Billboard in Buenos Aires in 2024. “You have to be patient, but everything is moving forward,” he says.

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