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June 9, 2019 at 6:36 pm #1202930102
Mart Crowley is was the last seminal gay playwright yet to win a Tony. What a beautiful way to honor him and the cast that first brought The Boys in the Band to life.June 9, 2019 at 5:56 pm #1202930022
Andre de Shields gave the best speech of the night. No one else need apply. Legend.May 1, 2019 at 7:45 am #1202875664
@adamunc I did the same thing as you! There’s no mystery with Andy Grotelueschen’s nomination if you’ve seen the show. He’s wonderful. I knew a Tootsie actor would take a spot, it was just a matter of figuring out which one. I waffled between him and John Behlmann and ultimately chose Behlmann b/c he has more singing to do and had the OCC nom. But I’m not surprised Andy made it in as he steals every scene in which he appears and plays a likable character.
(ALSO kicking myself for taking Jeremy Pope out of featured actor right before the prediction center closed when I had him at 100/1 odds the entire season. I do that with someone every year and never learn!)
re: Bob Mackie. Yes, many of his pre-existing costumes are featured in The Cher show (like all of Cher’s Oscar dresses). But he also created original costumes as well. If all the outfits were only recreations, he would not have been eligible for nomination.September 13, 2018 at 1:56 pm #1202631358
Such horrible, heartbreaking news. Marin Mazzie was one of THE Broadway voices of our time. A force of nature with near limitless vocal power, and could make me cry with a single note or word. I’m thankful I was able to experience her perform live. And watching the concerts she and Jason Danieley did together, and the love they shared that was so obvious and joyous, was truly special. I’ll be holding Jason in my heart today. Rest in Power, Marin.May 1, 2018 at 8:09 am #1202538596
After championing Deborah Findlay all season long, having her at 100/1 odds in my predictions, since day 1…i removed her at the 11th hour last night. I figured the nominators would disappoint me again this year after some big snubs last year. Furious for doubting myself but overjoyed for Deborah!
Most egregious snubs:
James McArdle (seriously WTF), Lee Pace, Alex Newell, Kate Rockwell, Kenita R. Miller, OOTI’s Camille A. Brown for Choreography (she should be competitive for the win).
Ariana DeBose’s “MacArthur Park” is honestly one of the highlights of the season. She works her butt off and I’m happy to see her recognized.
Alexander Gemignani’s nom threw off my score, but he’s turned in awesome performances for years and it’s nice to finally see him here. congrats.April 27, 2018 at 10:46 am #1202536464
I was wondering about Imogen Heap as well. TonyAwards.com does not list any ruling about her score. And most sites are using that press release. However, Broadway.com is reporting she will NOT be eligible in their article about the rulings.
I don’t know if they received an updated/amended press release or if they added that of their own accord. hmmmApril 16, 2018 at 2:18 pm #1202530573
I assumed “Cost of Living” would be ineligible due to productions in 2016, but there must have been enough revisions to the script by the time it was produced by MTC. Congrats to Martyna Majok.
I think it’s only a matter of time before they give it to Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, one of this year’s finalists.April 16, 2018 at 9:25 am #1202530391
And a couple other that came to mind:
“Charm” by Philip Dawkins
“Burn all Night” Lyrics by Andy Mientus, Music by Van Hughes, Nicholas LaGrasta and Brett Moses
…and if they stretch the eligibility requirements and throw out the “American life” stipulation, they could throw it to “The Band’s Visit”March 28, 2018 at 12:21 pm #1202520521
Why am I certain on orchestrations? SpongeBob’s score was comprised of individual songs written by over a dozen different artists from different genres. Plain White T’s, David Bowie, Steven Tyler, Sara Bareilles, etc. If it weren’t for Tom Kitt’s orchestrations tying the whole thing together with a coherent sound, this could have been the biggest mess on Broadway. But he wove everything together for one unified and infectious score. It was a monumental task that he pulled off brilliantly imo, and they would be insane to overlook him.March 27, 2018 at 9:54 am #1202519850
Discount SpongeBob at your own peril.
Besides Best Musical, the show has 3 guaranteed nominations out of the gate: Actor, Orchestrations, and Sound Design. It also has excellent odds at showing up in Book, Score, Scenic Design, and Choreography.
Both Gavin Lee and Jai’Len Christine Li Josey are dark horses for the featured categories.
That’s more than enough to make it a serious contender. And Tina Landau is an immensely respected artist in the industry. I’d say the only reason she doesn’t already have a Tony is because she usually focused on site-specific and/or unconventional productions, and often chose to work outside of New York. Her work at Steppenwolf is still talked about, most actors either have taken a Viewpoints workshop with her or want to, and if her Floyd Collins had transferred to Broadway she would already have a nomination under her belt. To say she’s out of the running is to misread the race.March 12, 2018 at 6:07 pm #1202512205
There is no weak link in the Angels cast. Lee Pace is wonderfulMarch 7, 2018 at 2:25 pm #1202509219
It’s an ensemble piece, but I’d argue Prior has always been the most central figure. Especially considering the ultimate ending of the play, he is the driving force. Though Prior and Roy offer parallels to each other, and are in many cases the yin to the others yang (without going into too many story details for those who havent seen it. It deserves to be seen, not spoiled). You should definitely catch part 2.
In the original productions, Roy was lead and Prior featured for Millennium Approaches, but Prior lead and Roy featured for Perestroika. I could see producers trying to petition Lane for featured, which he would probably win in a landslide. I can see a valid argument for that placement. Part One feels the most evenly distributed among the ensemble members, but Part 2 is truly Priors journey. When presented in rep Prior definitely feels like the main character, though Roy is still of beast of a part.March 7, 2018 at 10:52 am #1202509117
Anything can happen in awards races and we are still 2 months away from nominations. But Ill just say this:
1. The Oliviers are not the Tonys
2. Nathan Lane made me cry for Roy CohnJanuary 27, 2018 at 9:30 am #1202480307
I would say Benanti and Key in the featured races is a slight surprise. Some had thought the entire 4 person cast would be competing in lead. Now that they wont cancel each other out, Benanti is looking pretty good for a nomination and Key just found a much easier path to one.
What Im really stunned by is the lack of ruling for The Children. As with most MTC productions, the entire cast is billed below the title. But its only a 3 person cast, and without any ruling from the Tony Administration it means that Deborah Findlay, Francesca Annis, and Ron Cook are all competing in featured. Findlay could become a huge threat in that category given the breadth of her role. (Also the play is phenomenal so if you have time to see it before it closes on the 4th: go).
January 13, 2018 at 2:41 pm #1202466555
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I had been looking for Kris Tapleys article on the bake-off over the past few days and could only find the one linked above. Bizarrely, Tapley has been the only person I’ve found who has consistently covered the bake-off event (which I’ve always been thankful for since it helps me predict upsets…like getting 100/1 odds on Deepwater Horizon last year!)
solely based on the reactions and takeaways presented in Wills article linked above: War of the Planet of the Apes and Blade Runner 2049 are the clear front runners. Dunkirk is much safer than many have thought. Which likely leaves Last Jedi, Shape of Water, and Okja fighting over the last 2 slots. With perhaps Valerian as a dark horse.
I’m thinking Okja bumps one of the front runners I just haven’t figured out who.
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