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September 24, 2021 at 4:42 pm #1204484334
^Too bad about Ruben Santiago-Hudson. I hope he recovers soon. I saw Lackawanna Blues, great show about a great woman.September 23, 2021 at 2:05 pm #1204481927
So that makes at least two musical revivals for the 2022-2023 season: Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death and 1776.September 23, 2021 at 12:48 pm #1204481794
I know The Red Shoes only ran five performances, so it wasn’t eligible. Too bad because it could have been a contender for Best Choreography in 1994, where no new musical was nominated (the new musicals either didn’t have much dancing or what was there wasn’t that impressive).
In 1987 Rags got five Tony nods but only ran four performances. Since preview periods were a lot shorter back then (they had out of town tryouts more often) perhaps enough people attended.September 23, 2021 at 7:49 am #1204481180
Yes it will be eligible, though chances are it won’t win. It had the perfect storm of unpopular directorial changes, controversial casting and the pandemic.
With five revivals, this means there will be three nominees for Best Revival of a musical. I’m going with Company, Funny Girl and Music Man. If there’s a fourth I’m sure it will be Caroline, that show deserves some recognition.
It’s ironic that Caroline originally got overshadowed by Hugh Jackman’s star turn in The Boy From Oz and now is competing with Jackman again.September 22, 2021 at 3:15 pm #1204480377
Not to mention the West Side Story revival and the fact that Lackawanna Blues is pretty much a revival as it played years ago. What about special events? Too bad there’s no longer a Tony for that.September 21, 2021 at 6:59 am #1204476753
I’m glad there’s a new Sondheim musical coming, but I am disappointed that it’s not connected to the 1980s Sesame Workshop show.
Also, I think Evening Primrose should come to Broadway.September 21, 2021 at 6:55 am #1204476746
I would recommend someone with an actual mental disability as Clara. I’ve worked with some who could play the part.September 21, 2021 at 6:54 am #1204476737
What’s our take on the Jagged Little Pill controversy? How they’re slow to address the trans erasure?September 16, 2021 at 6:11 pm #1204464505
I agree with this article that the KCH have drifted from the fine arts to pop culture: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/pop-go-the-honors/2015/07/23/dde57ce6-2fbd-11e5-97ae-30a30cca95d7_story.html What Oprah and Letterman have done isn’t the sort of medium for which the Kennedy Center was established.September 13, 2021 at 12:50 pm #1204457728
Nice it’s back from the dead, and that the Marquis is getting used!September 3, 2021 at 11:16 am #1204434136
So K-Pop is coming to Broadway next year: https://www.playbill.com/article/pre-broadway-dc-engagement-of-kpop-the-musical-canceled I hope it does. Roundabout rescheduled their 1776 revival to next season. At least this season has plenty of musical revivals.September 1, 2021 at 11:23 am #1204428710
Here are four upcoming Broadway debuts: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/31/theater/dancers-broadway-debuts.html?campaign_id=28&emc=edit_cu_20210901&instance_id=39347&nl=theater-update®i_id=80885027&segment_id=67790&te=1&user_id=e7fe86b79364f1c6c80ddcecb3bf6591August 31, 2021 at 11:33 am #1204426933
It did have the shortest Broadway run of a Sondheim show, nine performances. Still I think it’s due for a revival.August 31, 2021 at 11:31 am #1204426930
Here’s a guide to the fall reopening: https://broadwaydirect.com/the-2021-broadway-fall-preview/August 26, 2021 at 9:08 am #1204417107
This past July, they had, in lieu of a ceremony, an online gala with lifetime achievement awards for Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald and André De Shields: https://www.broadwayworld.com/videoplay/Christy-Altomare-Ana-Villafane-Ethan-Slater-More-Will-Perform-at-2021-Theatre-World-Awards-20010101