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  • Macbeth
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    #435040

    It may be early, but we might as well start I suppose

    What’s got buzz? What do you think will do well?
    Who do you think has a good chance at the Tony Awards next year?

    Tell me, because I’m slightly in the dark, how is Hamilton doing? Is it a contender? I’ve heard good things 

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    Richard R
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    Jessie Mueller is staring in the musical Waitress. Sara Bareilles is doing the music and Diane Paulus is directing. It is premiering at the ART in Cambridge MA

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    KyleBailey
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    The amount of buzz around Hamilton (and sold out shows for the next few months according to my friend) it looks way out in front. Something huge has to come along to take that away from them 

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    KyleBailey
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    I kind of feel like we already know our top Musical winners already. Hamilton and Spring Awakening for Musical and Revival. 

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    Please keep in mind that we also have The Color Purple, Falsettos, Fiddler on the Roof, and She Loves Me competing for Best Revival of a Musical this season.

    Another thing we should keep in mind that since Hamilton had already competed at the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards this past year, it should be interesting to see which other show may possibly gain momentum from those pre-cursors next year (and may even give Hamilton a run for its money). 

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    SamEckmann
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    Its far too early for me to throw serious specific predictions into the ring. Remember that time when everyone thought Bullets Over Broadway would be the smash hit of the season?

    I do think I can say confidently that Musical Revival will be the most competitive of the top categories this year. Spring Awakening definitely does not have it sewn up. And since they will be closed long before the Tonys, I think they will face an uphill battle for the win, regardless of the quality of production. Dames at Sea is also in the revival category, in addition to the ones jeffreykare mentioned above. There is still a slight possibility that the revival of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas will come in for the spring. That was the original intention, though given the competition, I wouldn’t be surprised if they pushed it until next season. 

    No Guts No Glory early calls (why not):
    Either She Loves Me or Falsettos wins best Musical Revival…and nothing else.
    Danny Burstein finally takes home a Tony for Fiddler on the Roof.
    Broadway embraces London powerhouse Cynthia Erivo by giving her Best Actress for The Color Purple.
    All other musical awards are taken by Hamilton

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    Tony Ruiz
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    Sam, you don’t think Fiddler has a shot at revival?  BArt Sher has a knack for bringing Tony’s to these classics.

    That being said, I always pull for She Loves Me(my favorite show ever).

    But it does look to be a very Hamilton year.

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    SamEckmann
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    As I said, I thing EVERYONE has a shot at revival. And it’s far too realy to say who is a front runner with any type of confidence. Some shows aren’t even in rehearsals yet. Based on the productions and people involved, I didn’t say fiddler because we just had a Bartlett Sher Classic take the award this past Tonys. And we haven’t seen She Loves Me or Falsettos on the board in ages. So f those productions really impress then they have a great shot.

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    Tony Ruiz
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    I was just confused because you said She loves Me or Falsettos…and nothing else.  That’s why I asked about Fiddler.

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    Anthony
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    Musical Revival is going to be super exciting that is for sure! Frankly, I will probably end up going gaga for She Loves Me and Falsettos since those are among my favorite musicals of all time….but one of the others could end up wowing me to go to their side (I have never been a fan of Spring Awakening or The Color Purple, but since the former has a new take and the latter has been trimmed down, it will be interesting).

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    SamEckmann
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    I meant “and nothing else” as in they will win the Musical Revival Tony, but not win any other award. Of course, now Falsettos has been delayed, which actually maked the category even more competitive. With number of contenders going from 6 to 5, there are now only 3 guaranteed nominees. With a possible fourth in case of a tie. 

    She Loves Me is in a great position now, since its opening at the end of the season. But with the rest bowing in the fall or early winter, any of them are vulnerable if they arent well received. Does Dames at Sea get punished for opening first, so early in the season? Will the limited run of Spring Awakening hurt its chances? Will voters decide its too soon for another production of The Color Purple? Or that they’ve seen too many Fiddlers? All I know is Im excited about seeing all of them. 

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    SamEckmann
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    I meant “and nothing else” as in they will win the Musical Revival Tony, but not win any other award. Of course, now Falsettos has been delayed, which actually maked the category even more competitive. With number of contenders going from 6 to 5, there are now only 3 guaranteed nominees. With a possible fourth in case of a tie. 

    She Loves Me is in a great position now, since its opening at the end of the season. But with the rest bowing in the fall or early winter, any of them are vulnerable if they arent well received. Does Dames at Sea get punished for opening first, so early in the season? Will the limited run of Spring Awakening hurt its chances? Will voters decide its too soon for another production of The Color Purple? Or that they’ve seen too many Fiddlers? All I know is Im excited about seeing all of them. 

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    Actriz
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    Saw “Waitress” at ART the other day. It’s in great shape for Broadway (though the first act needs quite a bit of work) and it will likely be a Best Musical nominee.

    The battle between Mueller and Erivo will be fierce. Both have a lot going for them, but also quite a few detractors. But I can’t see anybody topping either of those two.

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    ^^Audra is likely to be in the mix, so she can never be counted out.

    What about the ladies in Hamilton? Will either Soo or Goldsberry be considered lead, or are they more likely to be featured?

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    SamEckmann
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    Renee Elise Goldsberry was under supporting for Drama Desk (and won) for Hamiltons run at the Public. I suspect she will again be eligible for featured at the Tonys. Soo will likely be their lead actress bid, if there is one. 

    Laura Benanti is also perfect casting for She Loves Me and will certainly be competitive. Lea Salonga as well. Hard to say who the frontrunner is since almost all the contenders havent been seen yet (and in some cases havent started rehearsals). 

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