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November 11, 2019 at 8:07 pm #1203175444
True. The year after the actor-musician Sweeney Todd lost for Best Revival, Company won with the same approach. Perhaps the voters wanted to make up for the year before.November 11, 2019 at 12:57 pm #1203174895
Considering WSS cut the Somewhere ballet, plus the Amar Ramasar controversy, I think Best Revival of a Musical will be a tossup between Caroline, or Change or Company, most likely the latter if the voters take well to the gender swap. Of course in 2006, The Pajama Game won over The Threepenny Opera and Sweeney Todd because those two productions made too many creative leaps that alienated audiences. If nine new musicals seems too few, remember there were only seven the season before last.November 11, 2019 at 12:50 pm #1203174886
Ever heard of the term cancel culture? Does that apply to Amar Ramasar?November 9, 2019 at 2:14 pm #1203172733
I can live without “I Feel Pretty,” not that it’s a bad song it’s just inappropriate given that Maria’s brother has just been killed. But I missed the Somewhere Ballet in the film, and it’s a shame to lose it here. I hope the Steven Spielberg film includes the Somewhere ballet. As long as they keep it and don’t bowlderise the lyrics like the first film did (lousy Hays code), that should be fine. Plus, they should cast actual Latinx people as the Puerto Ricans.
And I’m changing my list of Best Musical predictions–replace The Lightning Thief with Moulin Rouge! Of course The Lightning Thief will receive a Best Score nomination.November 6, 2019 at 8:07 am #1203168402
I predict the five nominees for Best Musical will be Girl from the North Country, Jagged Little Pill, The Lightning Thief, Mrs. Doubtfire and Six. For the winner, it’s a tossup between Girl from the North Country and Six.November 6, 2019 at 6:55 am #1203168271
Since there are nine new musicals on Broadway this season, I’ve got five Best Musical nominees in mind:
Girl from the North Country
Jagged Little Pill
The Lightning Thief
I just don’t think the others will measure up.August 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm #1203028299
Of the seven new Broadway musicals this season, the four I’d pick for the Tony nominees for Best Musical are Six, The Lightning Thief, Jagged Little Pill and Girl from the North Country.July 18, 2019 at 6:26 pm #1202984135
I know Linda agreed to attend, I just hope her health permits.July 18, 2019 at 1:14 pm #1202983501
Out of the five honorees only Thomas I predicted. Still not Dick Van Dyke? Or Burt Bacharach? Or Tommy Tune? As much as I enjoy Sesame Street there’s something off about giving the award to a TV series instead of a person. Have they learned nothing from Hamilton? Plus, I suppose a lot of us wanted Ronstadt to receive the honor, but do you think she’ll be able to attend?July 4, 2019 at 10:49 pm #1202962822
Ken kinda turned me off with Gettin’ the Band Back Together, especially when he put it in the script to warm up the audience before every performance. What show needs to promote itself after everyone’s in the seats?July 4, 2019 at 10:46 pm #1202962820
So far there are four new musicals coming to the Main Stem this season: Moulin Rouge!, Tina—The Tina Turner Musical, Jagged Little Pill and Girl from the North Country, all of which have score consisting mainly of reused music. Then there’s the Neil Diamond bio-musical coming to Broadway. Will there be a Best Score Tony this year? I hope The Secret Life of Bees comes to Broadway this season so there will be at least one new musical with an original score. Plus, it’s run is winding down and tickets are steep so if it came to Broadway I would be able to see it.June 27, 2019 at 2:19 pm #1202954169
I agree with Liza, Clapton and Stoppard, the others not so much.June 24, 2019 at 7:18 pm #1202950446
That updated list of 50 has nobody from opera, and left out names such as Spike Lee, Mark Morris and Jodie Foster.
I don’t think John Prine would get in, he’s not a big enough name.