2013 Tonys - @BroadwayGirlNYC's Live Blog!

June 9
5:47 PM 2013

2013 Tonys - @BroadwayGirlNYC's Live Blog!

Happy 2013 Tony Awards!! I'll be live-blogging here throughout the night, with new updates at the TOP of the page. So keep refreshing!!

Follow me on twitter at @BroadwayGirlNYC!!

Also: find the rules for the 2013 #TonysDrinkingGame HERE! no alcohol required to play. ;-)

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And that's a wrap on the 2013 #TonyAwards, ladies & gentlemen. Same time, same place, same love in 2014. #BroadwayGirlOUT!!!
Oh you KNEW he was going to do a closing number. There'd have been a #riot if he didn't!!! #TonyAwards
IT'S TIME FOR THE BIGGEST AWARD OF THE YEAR. Last minute predictions??? #TonyAwards
If you're not watching @TheTonyAwards live, I sure hope you set your #DVR to go past 11pm!!! #TonyAwards
Winner for Best Revival of a Musical: @PippinMusical!! (Dang that's a lot of producers) #TonyAwards
Best Revival of a Musical. Which show will it be?? #TonyAwards
If there was a mailorder option for replica Kinky Boots, it'd be overflowing w orders right now. #SomeoneGetOnIt #TonyAwards @KinkyBootsBway
CONGRATS @PatinaMiller for your BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL win!! I love that you are so buff & also so feminine. You inspire me! #TonyAwards
I just had a one-woman standing ovation in my living room for Cicely Tyson. Not just her win, but her speech, her class, her grace!! #BRAVA!
Cicely Tyson: "I'm not the potter; I'm only the clay." #TonyAwards
CICELY TYSON. First @TheTonyAwards nomination at age 79, and she wins it!! #GOGIRL!!!! So brilliant. #TonyAwards
Best Leading Actress in a Play. SO MANY GREAT WOMEN IN THIS CATEGORY #TonyAwards
And... breathe. #TonyAwards
No jokes. Time to say goodbye to those we lost. #WeMissYou #InMemoriam #RIP #TonyAwards
Best Actor in a Play winner is... TRACY LETTS!!!! #WhoKnewAnyoneCouldBeatTomHanksInAnythingEver #ItsSteppenwolfsNight #TonyAwards
#Phantom performance reminded me to go see that show again soon. And by soon I mean I probably shouldn't wait another decade. #TonyAwards
Here's a complete, up-to-the-minute list of all of the #TonyAwards winners announced so far: http://bit.ly/13w3fAK
BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY goes to... @WoolfOnBroadway!! This award + Best Director + Tracy Letts & Carrie Coons' engagement = best night ever??
Sigourney Weaver: the woman I shall now remember as being an entire head taller than @MikeBloomberg. #TonyAwards
Think the @PippinMusical performance is impressive on TV? When I saw it in person, I could barely breathe it was so magnificent! #TonyAwards
David Hyde Pierce stomping on Neil Patrick Harris' cell phone, with no explanation/discussion, totally ruled my life just now. #TonyAwards
Want to see more of tap-dancing child prodigy, Luke Spring, from @AChristmasStory? Here are a bunch of videos: http://bit.ly/112v18h
That kid's name is LUKE SPRING and he's probably the best tap-dancing kid in the whole wide world. He's even better in person!! #TonyAwards
Happy to see the brilliant kids from @AChristmasStory back on stage. Loved that show and I'm so glad it'll be back this Winter! #TonyAwards
.@ActuallyNPH just full-on made out with Sandy the Dog from @ANNIEonBroadway!! #cutebutgrossbutcute #TonyAwards
BEST PLAY, announced by @JesseEisenberg_, is... @VanyaSonia & Masha & Spike!!! Congrats to Christopher Durang & the whole cast! #TonyAwards
The Four Seasons, The Jackson Five, The Rascals... what is this, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony? #TonyAwards #kidding
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL GOES TO... ANDREA MARTIN! She deserves it, man. (Gotta give an honorable mention to @AnaleighAshford who I adore.)
Can @LauraBenanti, @ActuallyNPH, @MeganHilty & @AndrewRannells please take that act on tour?? :-) #TonyAwards
"Television suuuuucks!!! Suuuuuucks!!!! Suuuuuuuuucks!!!" -- @LauraBenanti #TonyAwards
All the buzz from rehearsal said this number was gonna be the best... so far I believe it!! LOVE @AndrewRannells & @MeganHilty! #TonyAwards
Andrew Rannells formerly of @BookOfMormonBWY with @ActuallyNPH = unbelievable hotness!! #TonyAwards
Whatup @ReeveCarney?! Still looking hot as @SpideyOnBway after over 1000 performances. #TonyAwards
BEST SCORE at @TheTonyAwards goes to @CindyLauper for @KinkyBootsBway. She looks genuinely shocked and I love that about her!! #TonyAwards
Congrats to @jammyprod aka JERRY MITCHELL for winning BEST CHOREOGRAPHY for @KinkyBootsBway!! (awarded during commercial) #TonyAwards
GOOD POINT. :-/ RT @JKinNYC Good luck getting tickets to @MotownMusical after this performance!! #TonyAwards
.@MotownMusical is one of the few shows I haven't seen. This performance makes me want to slap myself and buy tickets immediately! #Tonys

Two amazing female directors have been recognized tonight. That makes me extra proud to be a woman in theatre. #TonyAwards

Best Director of a Play goes to... PAM MCKINNON for @WoolfonBroadway!!! #TonyAwards

DIANE PAULUS just won BEST DIRECTOR for @PippinMusical! Nominated for HAIR & Porgy & Bess... IMHO, this award represents all three. #Tonys

Dang! @MarthaPlimpton looks goregous and dare I say REGAL in a long red dress!!! #TonyAwards

"You haven't lived until you've seen @MikeTyson in a pair of Kinky Boots." -- @ActuallyNPH #TonyAwards

It's no wonder William Ivey Long won for Best Costume Design of a Musical (awarded during commercial). The @CinderellaBway gowns are #magic!

"You'd be surprised how many beautiful gowns have crazy women in them" -- VIctoria Clark as "Crazy Marie," @CinderellaBway #TonyAwards

Characters from @RockOfAges think they're introducing the 80s band CINDERELLA. Har har har!! Instead it's a @CinderellaBway performance!!!

GABRIEL EBERT wins for @MatildaBroadway, Best Featured Actor in a Musical!! Presented by (non-nominees) Scarlett Johansson and @AlanCumming.

...I think I overdid it with the #TonysDrinkingGame. Next year, lots fewer rules :-/ http://bitly.com/19crN6s #YouMightWantToStopDrinkingNow

@ryannreds Totally missed you in the @BringItOn performance!! Wherever you are I hope you're doing something AMAZING!! #TonyAwards

How could I forget how fabulous La Cienega from @BringItOn was/is?! @GHaney22 better work!!!! #TonyAwards

Time for a performance by the high-flying @BringItOn cast -- need I see #BringItBACK?! So great to see you all up there again!! #TonyAwards

Judith Light: "The women in this category have made this a celebration, not a competition" #TonyAwards @MTC_NYC

JUDITH LIGHT wins @TheTonyAwards for the second year in a row!!!! #TonyAwards

Tom Hanks announcing the nominees for Featured Actress in a Play. LOVING the #BlackStache, btw, @TomHanks!! #TonyAwards

Did I make "a @JustinBeiber mention" a reason to drink for the #TonysDrinkingGame? No? Well it makes me want to drink anyway. #TonyAwards

Alternate w/ H2O, silly!! RT ‏@ArtWineWhimsy Anyone playing #TonysDrinkingGame has already been sent to the hospital with alcohol poisoning

At this moment I'm really glad I already have tix to see @MatildaBroadway for the 3rd & 4th times bc that shiz is gonna sell out for years.

Who knew that "a little bit naughty" was actually spelled NORTY? @MatildaBroadway #TonyAwards @TimMinchin #revolting

MATILDA PERFORMANCE!! No secret that @MatildaBroadway is my favorite show of the season. Been waiting for this one. #TonyAwards

.@CourtneyBVance: "I'd like to thank George C. Wolfe, George C. Wolfe, and George C. Wolfe" #TonyAwards @LuckyGuyPlay

And @TheTonyAwards for Best Featured Actor in a Play goes to... @CourtneyBVance!!!!! #TonyAwards His first Tony, third nomination!!!

Audra McDonald and Zach Quinto announce nominees for Best Featured Actor in a Play. #TonyAwards

NPH referred to "8 shows a week" AND there was a @LesMiserables mention AND there was a standing ovation -- THREE DRINKS! #TonysDrinkingGame

BEST OPENING NUMBER EVER AT @THETONYAWARDS?!?!? OMG can I please buy this on #itunes RIGHT NOW?!?!?

There are @Newsies in the aisles -- "about 150 of those punks" according to NPH! @TheTonyAwards #TonyAwards

Mike Tyson just tried to bite @ActuallyNPH's ear off in @TheTonyAwards opening number! And now a million kids dancing in unison! #TonyAwards

"You could bounce a quarter/ off the ass of Billy Porter!" - Opening Number @TheTonyAwards #TonyAwards

Did everyone take their (ONE) drink to celebrate @ActuallyNPH's hotness?! #TonysDrinkingGame #TonyAwards

. @TheTonyAwards have officially begun!!!!!!!!!!

ARE!! YOU!! READY!!!!!!!!!!! #TonyAwards

I may want to come back in my next life as @ANALEIGHASHFORD. Hers is one of my fave performances of the season and DAMN does she look hot!!

WORK IT @_CicelyTyson!!! Hot bangs and purple satin dress with huge ruffly detail!!! #TonyAwards

Hard not to be blinded by @AndrewRannells' gorgeous smile, even when he's in the background while someone else gets interviewed #TonyAwards

.@HarveyFierstein & @CyndiLauper on the red carpet together - Cyn has hot, newly dyed dark red locks (which match Harvey's tie)! #TonyAwards

Is anyone in the whole world as beautiful as @AudraEqualityMc?!?!? #TonyAwards

.@Matt_Morrison: "Most people know me from @GLEEonFOX, but my heart is here on #Broadway and I can't wait to be back on the New York stage."

I swoon a bit every time I see @PasekAndPaul, as they continue to live their @TheTonyAwards dreams. Happy bday, @BenjPasek! You're OUR gift.

Looking like a true #prince & #princess... @LauraOsnes & @SantinoFontana are lighting up @TheTonyAwards red carpet. Only missing the crowns!

.@MikeTyson "Tonight I'm doing something very exhilarating [on @TheTonyAwards]. You'll have to tune in to find out" #TonyAwards

David Hyde Pierce: "The longer I'm in @VanyaSonia, the more I identify with my character. I think maybe I'm turning into Christopher Durang"

Kristine Nielsen on Maggie Smith: "She sent me a lovely birthday card that said, 'I wish I could be there to see you being me!'" #TonyAwards

Victoria Clark wearing a red carpet dress by William Ivey Long -- who also designed her incredible gown(s) in @CinderellaBway!! #TonyAwards

Victoria Clark, Jane Krakowski, Richard Kind, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson all hugging & kissing in the background on @TheTonyAwards red carpet!!

Jerry Mitchell: "These are my 7th & 8th nominations. I've surpassed @HarveyFierstein by 1! Then again, I only have 1 Tony, so..." @jammyprod

Wow! @ValisiaLeKae is a vision in purple!!! She & Charl Brown singing impromtu "My Girl" to @FDilella on @TheTonyAwards red carpet!!

Tom Hanks: "No definite plans to take @LuckyGuyPlay to #London, but the idea's in our hearts if not in our pocketbooks - yet." #TonyAwards

Tom Hanks: "I'd never read a play that captured this essence of journalism before Nora Ephron's @LuckyGuyPlay." #TonyAwards cc @TomHanks

TRACY LETTS & CARRIE COON ARE ENGAGED!!! They met in @WoolfonBroadway!!!! I love love. #TonyAwards

Laurie Metcalf on @TheTonyAwards red carpet with her daughter Zoe, beautiful in black! #TonyAwards

Christopher Durang and @LauraBenanti on the carpet. Laura looking INCREDIBLE in royal blue. Durang looking healthy & happy! #TonyAwards

I never get tired of seeing those cutie @Newsies boys. #amiright? #TonyAwards

Judith Light: "This [#Broadway] community always makes me feel that I am coming home. So welcoming, so wonderful, so kind." #TonyAwards

Judith Light on @TheTonyAwards red carpet, wearing a gorgeous creme @ZacPosenStudio dress. Perfect with her complexion! #TonyAwards
Will Chase: "@StephanieJBlock & I will be in 'Little Miss Sunshine' musical at @2STNYC together. Guess we're as cast a pair now" #TonyAwards
Shalita Grant & @WillChaseMe on @TheTonyAwards red carpet. Both say they are "nerves-free". Shalita in gorgeous sparkling gown!
Diane Paulus on @TheTonyAwards red carpet: "I have loved @PippinMusical since I was a little girl" #TonyAwards
Carolee Carmello: "I'm working on 'Tuck Everlasting' musical with Casey Nicholaw, hoping to come to #Broadway next season" #TonyAwards
Rob McClure: "Honeymoon in Vegas" musical (starring Rob) will debut at @Paper_Mill Playhouse and hope for a #Broadway transfer #TonyAwards
Rob McClure on @TheTonyAwards red carpet: "I was terrified to take on Charlie Chaplin" #TonyAwards cc: @ChaplinBway

Rebecca Luker: "I'll be doing 'The Little Dancer' musical at the @KennedyCenter in about a year & a half" #TonyAwards

Danny Burstein & Rebecca Luker on the red carpet at @TheTonyAwards. Him: tux with plaid bowtie. Her: teal halter dress. #TonyAwards


And... HERE WE GO!!! @TheTonyAwards #LIVE red carpet hosted by @FDilella & friends!! Live on NY1

One last time for anyone who missed it: all 25 rules for the 2013 #TonysDrinkingGame here: http://bitly.com/19crN6s DRINK WATER IF YOU MUST!!!

One of my #TonysDrinkingGame rules is "Drink for @ActuallyNPH's hotness." IMPORTANT: Only do this once! Otherwise you might die! #TonyAwards

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BroadwayGirl NYC A passionate observer of all things theatrical, @BroadwayGirlNYC via her blog and on Twitter has helped to lead the way of interaction between fans, shows, industry insiders and performers in the brave new world of Showcial Networking. Her unique and positive take on Broadway has broken news, gossip and has helped to shine a light on the ever-growing presence of all things theatrical on Twitter and beyond to her thousands of followers. Along with constant updates, she also pioneered the extremely popular #SingleOnBway campaign which brought together theatre fans in a new and unique way, setting up 'blind dates' as part of a ticket giveaway.


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