Today In Events: ‘Hadestown’ Leads Tony Nominations, Milken Institute Conference Focuses on Capitalism, Boston Hotel Cancels Dog Event Over City’s Alcohol Concerns
1. ‘HADESTOWN’ LEADS TONY NOMINATIONS: Hadestown, a folk and blues musical that reimagines the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, scored the most Tony Award nominations on Tuesday with 14. Annette Bening, Jeff Daniels, and Laurie Metcalf also received nominations for the 73rd ceremony, which take place June 9 at Radio City Music Hall. The New York Times: “A group of 42 theater experts, who saw the 21 plays and 13 musicals eligible for awards, determined the nominations. The nominators are not allowed to have any financial relationship with the eligible shows. Now begins the campaigning. Many acting categories appear to be hotly contested—the featured performances were especially strong this season—so watch for a lot of politicking, Tonys-style, over the next few weeks. The nominees will be showing up for gala dinners and fancy luncheons and giving a lot of interviews as they try to remind voters of their charm and skill. The 831 Tony voters—actors, producers, writers, directors, designers, and others active in the theater community, some with financial interest in the nominated shows—have until noon on June 7 to cast their electronic ballots.”
2. MILKEN INSTITUTE CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON CAPITALISM: The Milken Global Institute Conference, an annual gathering of high-profile business executives and investors, ends today at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills. The theme of this year's event, which had panelists including Ivanka Trump, was "Driving Shared Prosperity," driven by the institute's belief in capitalism. Barron's: "Panelists from Mark Attanasio of Crescent Capital and Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, have all touched on the theme of capitalism and inequality this week. Steven Goulart, chief investment officer at MetLife (ticker: MET), wrote for the Institute’s website about the need to ensure a 'path to prosperity for all.' Other panels at the conference have focused on topics ranging from investing in China to biomedical innovation to corporate diversity. Investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones has been another popular topic; QOZs, a creation of the Tax Act, give favorable tax treatment to capital gains invested in the development of low-income communities."
3. BOSTON HOTEL CANCELS DOG EVENT OVER CITY’S ALCOHOL CONCERNS: The Liberty Hotel in Boston has canceled a pet-friendly event due to the city’s concerns about having dogs and alcohol in the same place. The event, named “Yappier Hour,” was regularly held at the hotel’s private outdoor patio the Yard, but it was abruptly canceled by the city on Monday. Boston Globe: “According to city officials, Liberty Hotel applied for and received a variance last year that allowed dogs at the event while food was being consumed. The city said the hotel did not apply for the same variance this year, but started promoting the event. At that point, the city reached out to the hotel to provide guidance about the needed approvals. … Liberty Hotel did not return several requests for comment Tuesday. Yappier Hour has been held at the luxury Charles Street hotel’s bar since at least 2011. On Tuesday, the page advertising Yappier Hour on the hotel’s website was no longer active. But an archived link to the page described the event as a place where “dogs of all sizes” are welcome, and people are free to ‘mix & mingle.’”