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

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by soxxy, May 6, 2011.

  1. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

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

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/arts/arthur-laurents-playwright-and-director-dies-at-93.html?hp

    RIP

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

    http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/05/05/neil-patrick-harris-to-host-tonys-again-glee-goes-3-d/

    (No, Daniel Radcliffe was not nominated.)
     
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  2. Fergus

    Fergus Well-Known Member

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    :( for Laurents.

    :cheer2: for NPH!

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

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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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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  4. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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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. :mad:
     
  5. jenny12

    jenny12 Well-Known Member

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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.