Newsies sure got a lot of nominations; I guess that's really good for them!
And yay for Hugh Jackman getting a special Tony, lol. Love that guy.
Once deserves every single one of those 11 nominations. If you can see the show, you should go. It's beautiful!
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Even though she's getting a special award, a little "ouch" for Bernadette Peters being the only one of the 4 leads in Follies to not get nominated. However, having seen the show, while she was lovely, hers was the weakest performance of those 4 leads. So happy for Jan Maxwell, she was amazing.
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Leap of Faith gets a Best Musical nod, but nothing else. I'm hearing folks at the St. James are already running for cover, fearful of Raul Esparza's wrath.
I saw the show in LA and actually enjoyed it. From the description of the changes, it sounds like they actually made it worse when the overhauled it. It's a shame, because there are some good songs, the cast is excellent, and with some actual thought about the changes, the show could have been good. The producers rushed it to Broadway to take advantage of a weak field of musicals this year, but that was a huge mistake.
FYI, I still thought Esparza would get a nod. I'm not a big fan of his normally, but I thought he was great in the LA production.
I assume Once is based on the movie of the same name? That was one of the worst movies I have ever seen but maybe it translates to the stage a lot better?
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Yes it is.I wouldn't count on that for you -- if you hated the movie as much as you seem to have, you likely wouldn't care much for the musical either, although perhaps you wouldn't judge it to be one of the worst you had ever seen. On the other hand, since I like the former very much, I think that chances of my liking the stage incarnation are quite high.That was one of the worst movies I have ever seen but maybe it translates to the stage a lot better?
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Is Neil Patrick Harris really hosting again, or is that just something they haven't updated since last year? I hope so -- he completely made the show for me last year.
In the nominations, has anyone seen Cynthia Nixon in Wit? I'm having a hard time picturing anyone other than Emma Thompson in the role ... but Nixon has some serious acting talent so I guess I'm not too surprised at the nom.
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I'm glad "Newsies" ( Jeremy Jordan!) and "Nice Work..." got a lot of noms! I'm seeing both in June and can't wait!
Also, great to see Laura Osnes get a Lead Actress nom for the short-lived "Bonnie & Clyde." I didn't see it, but I heard she was sensational, and her songs are amazing, especially this one.
Why, oh why do the Tonys have to be on the same night as the season premiere of True Blood?
And yay Newsies! Haven't seen the show, but the original movie was one of my favourites growing up, and I still listen to the songs all the time. Christian Bale!!!
The is purely based on the film as I've not seen the stage version.
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