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06-12-2011, 10:57 PM

Red Carpet being streamed:


Neil Patrick Harris hosts.

'The Book of Mormon' should clean up.

Best Actor in a Play should be most competitive category. (I'll go with Joe Mantello for The Normal Heart.)

06-12-2011, 11:06 PM
I'm in a snit because Catch Me If You Can only got four nominations. :wuzrobbed It deserved so much more. Even some of the people on the Broadway board I visit, who can be rather persnickety about what they like, are saying that. I just hope that doesn't hurt its chances of a long run.

Although in a way, a Book of Mormon sweep might actually help Catch Me. If just one show gets shut out at the Tonys, that usually hurts its ticket sales; if a whole bunch of shows get shut out because one show takes everything, it'll just be one of many and that won't look so bad!

06-12-2011, 11:34 PM
I had a chance to get out to New York earlier this year and got to see all the Best Play nominees (my brother's boss had tickets). I thought they were all enjoyable, although I thought War Horse's strength was more because of its theatricality than anything else and the acting, I thought, wasn't anything to write home about. Good People was probably my favorite. It was really involving and had an excellent performance by Frances McDormand.

06-12-2011, 11:40 PM
Only non-musical play I've seen in NYC lately is Freud's Last Session. It was Off-Broadway, so not Tony-eligible. Awesome play, though, and it did win a few other awards. I highly recommend it to anyone who gets a chance to go.

06-13-2011, 12:15 AM
I'm gunning for Billy Crudup. FAMILY REPRESENT! :cheer2:

06-13-2011, 12:29 AM
The only nominated show I've seen is Anything Goes.

06-13-2011, 12:30 AM
Do you know if any web pages will be showing it live?


06-13-2011, 12:41 AM
I don't know of any site that's streaming it. I always check Justin Tv for these sorts of things.

06-13-2011, 01:01 AM
:rofl: NPH's opening number :rofl: Broadway isn't just for gays :)

Oh wow, Brooke Shields just totally botched her part of the song.

06-13-2011, 01:05 AM
:rofl: ZOMG that opening was "FAAAAAAAAABULOUS!"

06-13-2011, 01:05 AM
What a great opening number. Take note, Oscar host(s).

06-13-2011, 01:05 AM
Ah yes, the Tony Awards. It's the one time of year where I pause and reflect about how much I hate you jerks who live close to NYC and can get out see all these shows. :P

06-13-2011, 01:07 AM
God, I hate tape-delay for the West Coast on things like this. I can't snark in real-time.

06-13-2011, 01:09 AM
:rofl: NPH's opening number :rofl: Broadway isn't just for gays :)

Oh wow, Brooke Shields just totally botched her part of the song.

You mean Brooke's part wasn't planned?

06-13-2011, 01:13 AM
You mean Brooke's part wasn't planned?

Maybe it was planned that way, but she actually seemed embarrassed to me.

I remember actually seeing "Brotherhood of Man" on the 96 Tony's and this version doesn't seem to compare well.