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

    Playwright (and director) Laurents wrote seemingly everything, dead at 93:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/ar...-at-93.html?hp

    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
    RIP

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

    http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/...glee-goes-3-d/

    (No, Daniel Radcliffe was not nominated.)
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    for Laurents.

    for NPH!

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

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    What a great legacy he gave to the theatre/literature.
    RIP, sir.

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

    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.
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    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.

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