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March 25, 2023 at 6:58 am #1205363323
I think NYNY could get in for Best Musical. The five Best Musical nominees to which I’m leaning are & Juliet, Kimberly Akimbo, New York, New York, Shucked and Some Like It Hot.ReplyCopy URL
DjokoJoined:Feb 14th, 2012Topics:Posts:March 26, 2023 at 11:38 am #1205364408
Here’s what I’ve gathered from reports of the first preview for New York, New York:
-Anna Uzele & Colton Ryan are both delivering star-making turns.
-Susan Stroman’s choreography is incredible.
-People are raving about the set design.
-The show could use some trimming.
You really can’t go by first previews. It’s mostly filled with fangirls. You have to wait a couple of weeks. But 1 hour and 40 minutes for the first act definitely means it needs lots of trimming. At least 20 minutes. But as I said before this will probably be the 5th nominee.ReplyCopy URLMarch 26, 2023 at 2:26 pm #1205364575
I understand that. Over the years, it’s been interesting for me to watch the discourse between the message boards and critics. Some shows (Aladdin, An American in Paris, and Ain’t Too Proud) weren’t well received by the former but were by the latter. Others (Dames at Sea, American Psycho, and MJ) were well received by the former, but not so much by the latter.ReplyCopy URLMarch 26, 2023 at 4:34 pm #1205364732
As the new Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd opens tonight, original cast members, Len Cariou & Victor Garber, reunited on the red carpet.
Sweeney Todd and Anthony together again! pic.twitter.com/t2Exew91AC
— Dan Jinks (@JinksDan) March 26, 2023March 26, 2023 at 7:05 pm #1205364934
You really can’t go by first previews. It’s mostly filled with fangirls. You have to wait a couple of weeks.
I know what you mean. After having gone through all the reactions to the current Sweeney Todd within this past month, it was so interesting to see it get glowing notices on the first preview, then mixed notices later on. Now, it’s opened to rave critical reviews.
If Camelot is well received as expected, I think that, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and Parade will likely be our four Best Musical Revival nominees.ReplyCopy URLMarch 26, 2023 at 9:11 pm #1205365153
If Camelot doesn’t get raves (I haven’t heard the best about Sorkin’s revised book) it will be ITW, Parade, Sweeney and Dancin’.ReplyCopy URLMarch 27, 2023 at 3:09 am #1205365290
Even then, Camelot could still end up receiving more nominations than Dancin’. If you haven’t heard the best about Sorkin’s revised book for the former from a few people who aren’t critics, Tony nominators, nor voters, their opinions won’t matter that much.ReplyCopy URL
DjokoJoined:Feb 14th, 2012Topics:Posts:March 29, 2023 at 6:04 pm #1205368623
The competition for Musical Revival is going to be the best in years. The raves for Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and Parade make it such a close race. I didn’t think anything could topple Into the Woods, but Sweeney Todd has the momentum right now.ReplyCopy URLMarch 29, 2023 at 7:05 pm #1205368667
From having done some research, whenever there’s two shows co-written by the same author(s) in contention for Best Revival of a Musical, they both lose to something else. Here are examples:
1996 – Company and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum both lost to The King & I.
1999 – Little Me and Peter Pan both lost to Annie Get Your Gun.
2008 – Gypsy and Sunday in the Park with George both lost to South Pacific.
2012 – Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar both lost to Porgy & Bess.
2015 – On the Town and On the Twentieth Century both lost to The King & I.
2016 – Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me both lost to The Color Purple.
Whether or not that trend will break for the very first time this year remains to be seen. If it doesn’t, Camelot or Parade could benefit from this. Even if Dancin’ does make the cut, I don’t see it winning.ReplyCopy URLMarch 31, 2023 at 1:34 am #1205370144
Life of Pi opened last night. The overall response has been mostly positive.
NateJoined:Jun 5th, 2011Topics:Posts:April 4, 2023 at 6:37 am #1205377052
Showing up at the last minute to shake up some sparse Tony Award categories:ReplyCopy URLApril 4, 2023 at 9:02 am #1205377425
What is that? Sorry, I haven’t seen that one.ReplyCopy URL
Sam EckmannJoined:Jan 17th, 2012Topics:Posts:April 4, 2023 at 9:18 am #1205377492
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window.
Making a last minute transfer from BAM. With Rachel Brosnahan and Oscar Isaac. Opens on the last day of eligibilityReplyCopy URLApril 4, 2023 at 2:12 pm #1205377987
Here’s an article about it: https://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/theatre-news/news/the-sign-in-sidney-brusteins-window-to-transfer-to-broadway
Glad the JEJ is getting some use.ReplyCopy URLApril 4, 2023 at 6:43 pm #1205378190
Shucked has officially opened on Broadway. Critics for the most part appeared to have had a pretty good time.
Did critics think @Shucked_Musical's corn was sweet, or "what the shuck?!" Read reviews now at https://t.co/sz80icps0i pic.twitter.com/NBfiSRyd8g
— Did They Like It? (@DidTheyLikeIt) April 5, 2023Not now
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