Tony Awards Tonight

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  2. Wyliefan

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    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!
     
  3. jenny12

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  5. Lanie

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    I'm gunning for Billy Crudup. FAMILY REPRESENT! :cheer2:
     
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    The only nominated show I've seen is Anything Goes.
     
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    Do you know if any web pages will be showing it live?

    THANKS!!!
     
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    I don't know of any site that's streaming it. I always check Justin Tv for these sorts of things.
     
  9. Allen

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    :rofl: NPH's opening number :rofl: Broadway isn't just for gays :)

    Oh wow, Brooke Shields just totally botched her part of the song.
     
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    :rofl: ZOMG that opening was "FAAAAAAAAABULOUS!"
     
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    What a great opening number. Take note, Oscar host(s).
     
  12. martian_girl

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    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
     
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    God, I hate tape-delay for the West Coast on things like this. I can't snark in real-time.
     
  14. Rex

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    You mean Brooke's part wasn't planned?
     
  15. Allen

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    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.
     
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    Wow, Dan Radcliffe can really dance! :)
     
  17. Allen

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    I wouldn't know, I was too busy staring at two of other dancers who were tall and hunky.
     
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    Singing and dancing Harry Potter. :eek: Who knew? :)

    P.S. That choreography was amazing.

    Loved Ellen Barkin's speech, and she even carried off that gown which could have rather mother-of-the-bride if it didn't have that high slit in the back.
     
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    They never come across as well on tv, but I saw How to Succeed last week on Broadway, and Brotherhood of Man brought the house down. It's amazing live.

    And Daniel Radcliffe is adorable in the show.
     
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    "The Normal Heart" was the most emotionally devastating experience I have ever had in a theater.

    BOTH Ellen Barkin & John Benjamin Hickey were amazing, so well deserved!!!
     
  22. Rex

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    Taraji was looking buff and HAWT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ETA: Two for two tonite; Viola, not Taraji. :eek:
     
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  23. Wyliefan

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    Not nearly enough Aaron Tveit, and no Tom Wopat. :( Norbert Leo Butz was magnificent, but I really felt like that show was a three-man operation. It worked so well in large part because of the way they all played off each other.
     
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    I saw the original off Broadway production at the Public Theatre decades ago. It remains one of the most devastating and best pieces of theatre I have ever seen.

    That was Viola Davis, not Taraji P. Henson. :)
     
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    From what I've heard Norbert Leo Butz is the front-runner for best actor in a musical, so that is probably why they featured him. Although I thought that number was a bit underwhelming, actually. :shuffle:
     
  26. Allen

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    We're going up to New York week after next for my birthday and The Normal Heart was at the top of my list to see. As excited as I am about seeing it, I'm wondering if it's going to be like watching Requiem for a Dream in the sense that's brilliant but incredibly bleak and devastating.
     
  27. Allen

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    I have a feeling we're going to be seeing a lot of wins for The Normal Heart and The Book of Mormon tonight.
     
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    Oh, I'm sure that's why. But I think all three men should've been nominated. (And Dan Radcliffe wasn't nominated either, but he got to perform more than Aaron did just now.)

    ETA: My first time hearing anything from Scottsboro Boys. That's a really good song.
     
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  29. HeatherC

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    I never know much about the nominated actors or plays/musicals but I always love watching the Tony Awards each year. I wish I could get to NY to see some plays or musicals again. I've seen Chicago there but it's the only time I've seen a show there. Wow, it was so much fun and such an amazing experience to just see a show on Broadway with all the lights and signs everywhere. :swoon:
     
  30. Rex

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    Damn. I don't know how I got the two of them mixed up.