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June 18, 2019 at 7:42 am #1202942705
If North Country wins, my streak of seeing Tony-winning Best Musicals will end this year, because I just canNOT with that one.June 18, 2019 at 7:33 am #1202942696
And still no musicals officially announced with original scores.June 17, 2019 at 10:51 am #1202941735
No Sian Clifford from Fleabag for Comedy Supporting Actress? Very sad face.June 17, 2019 at 9:47 am #1202941665
There were a large number of plays this season, but it seems the summer market won’t bear that many. This is the third to close early, and all had notable, high-profile stars in them.June 17, 2019 at 5:40 am #1202941378
For sheer entertainment value, this is my favorite of the year so far. Kaling’s script does traffic in some workplace comedy tropes (albeit with her distinctive stamp), but it also takes things in some brave and fascinating directions as well at times. The only other quibble would be that the marvelous Amy Ryan is stuck in a thankless role as a network president who is unconvincingly wishy-washy about the management of her flagship late-night property.
Otherwise, this is a breezy, funny ride with each role perfectly cast. John Lithgow does some of his most nuanced work in a long time and Broadway staple Annaleigh Ashford has a hilarious scene as a YouTube celebrity who will have none of being mocked by an interviewer. Kaling is wonderfully appealing and heartfelt without being overly noble or cloying.
Then we have Emma Thompson, who absolutely devours her best role in eons. She’s wickedly funny tossing off cutting remarks, but also makes her character’s growing self-awareness both completely believable and quietly heartbreaking. Her entire performance is a master class, from making something as simple as climbing stairs a hilarious gag all the way to a cathartic on-air confession. I hope she is remembered well come awards time.June 15, 2019 at 4:31 am #1202938811
Notorious, 1946June 14, 2019 at 1:23 pm #1202938143
I love Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson is the Queen of Everything. I’m seeing this tonight and can’t wait!June 13, 2019 at 7:35 am #1202935903
Derren Brown: Secret, a mentalist show, will play a limited engagement at the Cort from September – January following an off-Broadway run at Atlantic.
Weren’t they supposed to be renovating this sad pile of bricks?June 13, 2019 at 6:00 am #1202935772
Been bingeing this and now only have two episodes left. What a marvelous series. It’s utterly depressing, yet I can’t stop laughing. A magisterial achievement in setting tone, then shifting it on a dime.
Deserves nods for series, writing, directing, actress, supporting actress (MVP Sian Clifford) and guest actress (Kristin Scott Thomas, whose scene in the bar about women’s pain was a masterful piece of writing delivered by a consummate pro).
ETA: Realized I had Sian Phillips instead of Clifford, lol.June 11, 2019 at 7:41 am #1202932745
Looks like Gary will be the first post-Tonys casualty. The Taylor Mac play starring Nathan Lane will end its run early this Sunday, June 16 according to the listing in today’s NY Times.
This marks the second Scott Rudin play with a major star after King Lear to close early this summer. Good thing he has the hit To Kill a Mockingbird to balm the wounds for him and his investors.June 11, 2019 at 5:15 am #1202932537
Glenda. Yup yup.June 10, 2019 at 9:37 am #1202931004
Lots of great performances in there, but Platt is a once-a-decade kind of phenomenon.June 10, 2019 at 7:58 am #1202930851
During last night’s show, I was struck once again by how articulate and thoughtful the acceptance speeches were. You can really tell with theater professionals that they are accustomed to giving clean presentations in front of live audiences, unlike some of the bumbling speeches you see more frequently at the Oscars and Emmys.June 9, 2019 at 8:08 pm #1202930277
I’ve now seen the last five Best Musical winners before their Tony wins.
This is why I was privately rooting against The Prom and Ain’t Too Proud, because I didn’t see those and I wanted to keep the streak going, lol.