View Full Version : Broadway: Arthur Laurents Dies; NPH to host Tony's

05-06-2011, 08:45 PM
Playwright (and director) Laurents wrote seemingly everything, dead at 93:


Arthur Laurents, the playwright, screenwriter and director who wrote and ultimately transformed two of Broadway’s landmark shows, “Gypsy” and “West Side Story,” and created one of Hollywood’s most well-known romances, “The Way We Were,” died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 93


In happier news, NPH will host Tonys on June 12:


(No, Daniel Radcliffe was not nominated.)

05-06-2011, 09:03 PM
:( for Laurents.

:cheer2: for NPH!

Probably can bet the farm that there will be an extended Laurents tribute during the telecast.

05-06-2011, 09:03 PM
What a great legacy he gave to the theatre/literature.
RIP, sir.

I'll look forward to seeing NPH at the Tony Awards.

05-06-2011, 09:24 PM

As for the Tonys, I'm so mad that Aaron Tveit and Tom Wopat in Catch Me If You Can were snubbed, I don't even feel like watching this year. (I saw the show last weekend and they both were brilliant. The choreography also should have got a nod.) If I do watch, it'll just be to see the number from CMIYC!

I realize Book of Mormon is an audience and critic favorite, but good grief. If they wanted to hold a coronation instead of an awards show, they should've just said so. :mad:

05-06-2011, 11:00 PM
:( RIP Laurents. What a legend.

I saw The Book of Mormon when I was in New York a few weeks ago. I thought it was funny and pretty sharp. I didn't see any of the other nominees, so obviously I have nothing to compare it to, but I think it would be a deserving winner.