March 22, 2019 at 6:40 pm #1202826372
I enjoyed Rannells’ book very much. Alas, this is not his year for the Tony.March 23, 2019 at 8:08 am #1202826791
I am seeing Hillary and Clinton on Tuesday- very excited! I know it’s still in previews though and no reviews from the NY production have been released yet to my knowledge. Has anyone heard anything about it yet, good or bad?
I know people seem to be predicting Metcalf (as per usual) but I didn’t know if it was based off of name alone at this point or if anyone has heard/read anything substantial. I have only really read about the Chicago production and to my understanding the show has changed quite a bit since then.March 23, 2019 at 9:02 am #1202826837
Early reports for Hillary & Clinton have so far been pretty glowing. Laurie Metcalf is now looking to at least be nominated for the fourth year in a row.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?thread=1115356#5131682March 23, 2019 at 11:48 pm #1202827425
It puzzles me that people are predicting anything for Beetlejuice. The show got absolutely dreadful reviews during tryouts. Even Alex Brightman and Kerry Butler, usually both excellent, were met with underwhelming reviews, so unless they’ve really overhauled it in moving it to Broadway, I’m not predicting it gets anything.March 24, 2019 at 7:13 am #1202827610
Yeah, I’m waiting for Beetlejuice to start performances on Broadway before officially deciding on where to predict it.March 24, 2019 at 8:00 am #1202827625
It puzzles me that people are predicting anything for Beetlejuice. The show got absolutely dreadful reviews during tryouts. Even Alex Brightman and Kerry Butler, usually both excellent, were met with underwhelming reviews, so unless they’ve really overhauled it in moving it to Broadway, I’m not predicting it gets anything.
According to Michael Riedel, the creators made numerous changes to the show following the critical bashing. Whether these changes work for the better remains to be seen. https://nypost.com/2019/03/14/revamped-beetlejuice-still-may-not-have-the-juice-for-broadway/March 25, 2019 at 12:30 pm #1202829054
I just saw Hadestown and it’s truly an incredible musical. It’s relevant and beautiful at the same time. Patrick Page and Amber Gray are the standouts with Eva Noblezada not too far behind. The music stays with you and the story is just incredibly well done. It deserves to sweep. I’m of the opinion DeShields belongs in leading actor but it matters little since Page walks away with the show along with Gray and Noblezada.March 25, 2019 at 12:47 pm #1202829065
I’m seeing Hadestown next month as part of a theater trip and it’s probably the show I’m looking forward to the most (with the Oklahoma! revival a close second). Glad to hear the positive report.March 25, 2019 at 1:09 pm #1202829082
I’m seeing Hadestown next month as part of a theater trip and it’s probably the show I’m looking forward to the most (with the Oklahoma! revival a close second). Glad to hear the positive report.
I liked Oklahoma! and am glad I saw this production. Any other year Stroker or Testa would win but I think Gray will win. She’s really astonishing.March 25, 2019 at 11:34 pm #1202829541
Has anyone seen Oklahoma! yet? I heard some feedback from previews that Rebecca Naomi Jones is thoroughly unimpressive in the role of Laurey. A lot of praise is going to James Davis and Will Brill, though.March 26, 2019 at 11:27 am #1202830196
Has anyone seen Oklahoma! yet? I heard some feedback from previews that Rebecca Naomi Jones is thoroughly unimpressive in the role of Laurey. A lot of praise is going to James Davis and Will Brill, though.
I saw Oklahoma! I think Davis and Brill are great. Mary Testa and Ali Stroker are going to be nominated (as will Brill and Davis I think). However…Hadestown is going to probably win featured actor for Patrick Page and featured actress for Amber Gray. Both are astonishing (and the show is going to be a huge hit). Any other year Oklahoma! would possibly have a shot in those categories but those featured performances are seared in your brain long after it ends. They own the stage.
I enjoyed this production of Oklahoma! It was inventive and I like immersive shows usually. However…it will be divisive I think and it is a limited run. (Another show has that theater.) I think those factors will give it one Tony and one alone…best revival of a musical. Jones will get a nod but in my opinion she’s the weakest link.March 26, 2019 at 7:46 pm #1202830624
How are people feeling about Ain’t Too Proud and its chances. I feel like it has a shot at Best Book (I’m doubtful about BMC getting that nom), Best Costume Design, Best Orchestrations maybe. Does anyone else think Derrick Baskin has a shot at a leading actor nom?March 26, 2019 at 7:52 pm #1202830630
At this point, I think Ain’t Too Proud will receive six nominations for Best Musical, Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, and Best Sound Design of a Musical.March 27, 2019 at 12:33 am #1202830805
I take everything Michael Riedel writes with a grain of salt, but I loved this about Fiddler because I’ve been saying it for months since I’M ALWAYS RIGHT:
“Everybody loves this show. A Tony voter told me, ‘If it were on Broadway, it would win Best Revival in a minute.’ ”
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