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    FreemanGriffin
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    Best Book is going to The Band’s Visit; I will be shocked if Mean Girls wins it.

    btw I just saw Brandon Victor Dixon live in a semi-staged production of On The Town! (:

    I will be most interested when the envelopes are opened for Best Leading Actor in a Musical and Best Revival of a Musical! Too close to call…

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    Those two are tight, and I’m also curious about a featured actress in a musical. I really feel like Mendez has it, but lots of people are getting an Ashley Park vibe. I love her, but in this case I didn’t feel like she was even the best featured actress in her own show.

    Currently, I have Mean Girls winning nothing and Spongebob winning only sound. Wouldn’t it be something if out of 24 combined nominations, those two won only one?

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    It would be just another example of just because you have the most nominations, doesn’t mean you’re winning big. Like The Great Comet earned 12 nominations, which was the most of any last year, but only won two design awards.

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    And you can ask Kander & Ebb how lots of nominations worked out for The Scottsboro Boys and Steel Pier.

    Well, you could ask Kander. Not so much Ebb, I guess. 🙂

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    This morning I checked Sam Eckmann’s wonderful blog and realized that we only disagree in our predictions in 2 categories this year! Best Book and Best Director of a Musical, which he seems to think will be Once On This Island’s (Michael Arden) sole Tony win …. He updated on June 8th, so I think these are his final predictions. I am predicting The Band’s Visit for both awards.

    There were years back in the 1980’s when I used to get 100% correct but that was long before Gold Derby ever existed!

    What a great day! It looks like Rafael Nadal will win the French Open and then the Tony Awards are tonight! (:

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    Everyone I know who has seen Once On This Island has called it the best musical on Broadway this season. I have a hard time believing it will walk home empty-handed. My no guts, no glory pick for tonight is that Once on This Island will take home the award for Best Direction.

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    My full Tony predictions:

    Best Costume Design Of A Play: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

    Best Costume Design Of A Musical: My Fair Lady

    Best Lighting Design Of A Play: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

    Best Lighting Design Of A Musical: Once On This Island

    Best Scenic Design Of A Play: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

    Best Scenic Design Of A Musical: SpongeBob SquarePants

    Best Sound Design Of A Play: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

    Best Sound Design Of A Musical: SpongeBob SquarePants

    Best Book Of A Musical: The Band’s Visit

    Best Choreography: Carousel

    Best Orchestrations: The Band’s Visit

    Best Original Score: The Band’s Visit

    Best Featured Actor In A Play: Nathan Lane—Angels In America

    Best Featured Actress In A Play: Denise Gough—Angels In America

    Best Featured Actor In A Musical: Norbert Leo Butz—My Fair Lady

    Best Featured Actress In A Musical: Lindsay Mendez—Carousel

    Best Actor In A Play: Andrew Garfield—Angels In America

    Best Actress In A Play: Glenda Jackson—Three Tall Women

    Best Actor In A Musical: Ethan Slater—SpongeBob SquarePants

    Best Actress In A Musical: Katrina Lenk—The Band’s Visit

    Best Director Of A Play: John Tiffany—Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

    Best Director Of A Musical: David Cromer—The Band’s Visit

    Best Revival Of A Play: Angels In America

    Best Revival Of A Musical: My Fair Lady

    Best Play: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

    Best Musical: The Band’s Visit

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    ^we only disagree on two categories! Lighting and Scenic Design for a Musical..

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    Now with his third Tony win under his belt, Nathan Lane will be honored by the Drama League at their fall gala on November 5. http://www.playbill.com/article/angels-in-america-tony-winner-nathan-lane-to-be-honored-by-the-drama-league

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    While the award for Best Book of a Musical was presented on the telecast this year, Dramatist Guild of American president, Doug Wright, has still issued an open letter to Les Moonves of CBS, criticizing the lack of attention for the nominated playwrights and Best Original Score only being presented during commercials.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Dramatists-Guild-Criticizes-Omission-of-Writing-Categories-at-the-2018-Tony-Awards-20180614

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    They write some form of this letter every year. If they really want more awards presented on-air, then they need to get their buddies at Actors Equity to stop asking for even more categories, like those ridiculous chorus awards that have been proposed.

    The Emmys and Oscars present writing awards on-air because the guilds insist on it in their contracts.

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    Last year, it seemed that the producers of the telecast were able to come up with the perfect solution in highlighting the Best Play nominees by having each of the nominated playwrights appear on stage individually throughout the night to talk about their work. This year, it was completely thrown out the window. I guess they couldn’t find the time to do that.

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    Tony Kushner’s Angels in America is going to be preserved as an audiobook with cast members from the recent Tony-winning revival reprising their roles.
    https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195269/andrew-garfield-nathan-lane-angels-in-america-cast-to-preserve-performances-on-audiobook/

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