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2014 Tony Awards - Super Fan BroadwayGirlNYC's Live Blog!

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NICELY DONE, EVERYONE! Winners, nominees, Hugh, @TheBwayLeague, #TonyAwards event producers, TV audience, fans et al. WE DID IT! #thatsawrap

Rosie O'Donnell presents Best Musical. And it goes to "the little show that could..." A @GentlemansGuide to Love & Murder! #TonyAwards

Current #trending topics: #Tonys2014, Music Man, #HedwigOnBway, Carol King, Kate Mara, Ramin, Elphaba. (#TonyAwards #HelloItsCAROLEwithanE)

Jessie Mueller: "I am proud to represent what all of the women in this category are: strong and vulnerable and complicated, in the best way"

JESSIE WINS IT!!! #TonyAwards

Doesn't even matter who wins anymore. With her dance moves, Jessie Mueller won the whole night. #TonyAwards

Jessie Mueller is my TOTAL FREAKING HERO RIGHT NOW!!!!! #TonyAwards

Hi, Sutton, can you just pass that dress over to me when you're done with tonight? k thanks. #TonyAwards

"Steppin' Out with my Leading Actress in a Musical Nominees" - the hot new hit song from High Jackman #TonyAwards

I sure do love a good tap number. #TonyAwards

Kate Mara & Kevin Bacon present the nominees & winner for Best Revival of a Musical and it is... HEDWIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #TonyAwards

Getting close to the end of the show, y'all... most anticipated #TonyAwards of the night!! ...But then no Tonys for a *year*?! #bittersweet

(Notice that I chose compliments other than "it made the earth move under my feet" about the Carole King/ Jessie Mueller duet.) #TonyAwards

You guys, I fully just burst into tears when Carole King came out. Seeing them together touched something in me. WOW - just WOW #TonyAwards

Carole King's intro of the @BeautifulOnBway performance is my favorite moment of the #TonyAwards so far. So honest! So raw! Just gorgeous.

NPH: "Thank you to the people who inspire us. Without my teachers in small town New Mexico, I'd never be able to do this." #TonyAwards

NPH: "A year ago I was hosting the #TonyAwards. This is crazy pants!"

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! NEIL PATRICK HARRIS!!! #TonyAwards

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL IS... #crossingmyfingers #TonyAwards

Well I never thought I'd hear The Music Man like THIS! I'm into it. Revival, anyone...? @LLCoolJ @Tip #TonyAwards

Congrats to Warren Carlyle for winning the Tony for Best Choreography, for @AfterMidnightNY! #TonyAwards

JRB does it again! @MrJasonRBrown picks up his second Tony of the night for @BridgesBroadway, this time for Best Orchestrations. #TonyAwards

Hard to believe that @WICKED_Musical is 10 years old... #TonyAwards

Best Revival of a Play... A RAISIN IN THE SUN! Big night for Kenny Leon -- who I love even more after his Best Director speech. #TonyAwards

When I grow up I want to be @JudithLight

Matt Bomer & Zachary Quinto. Is this the hottest pair to present tonight? #justasking #TonyAwards

I like Sting. I'm eager to hear a cast sing this song in a theatrical, storied context #TonyAwards

JASON ROBERT BROWN got his much-deserved Tony for Best Score for @BridgesBroadway - I'm so happy for him & the show. #TonyAwards

Wayne Brady introduces a performance from VIOLET. Sutton Foster & Joshua Henry lead the number. (Her scar is still invisible) #TonyAwards

And the winner of Best Play is... ALL THE WAY by Robert Schenkkan!! I LOVED THIS PLAY (and I wasn't alive for LBJ, obvs) #TonyAwards

Kenneth Branagh introduces the Best Play playwrights to tell us about their work. Pretty cool to see the folks behind the words. #TonyAwards

Hugh: "In Australia, we call it 'Hedwig and the Angry 2.54 Centimeters'" #metricsystem #TonyAwards

"Marge, they're saying that lady is the nice boy from How I Met Your Mother! Come in here and see this" - guy in middle America #TonyAwards

I LOVE imagining TV viewer's faces as they realize the gravely-voiced dude is actually the hot babe who won the Tony earlier @LenaRockerHall

BUT WHO WILL WIN BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL? #TonyAwards

Crowd goes wild as @RuPaul, in a hot pink satin tux jacket, introduces the "universal story of love & acceptance" that is HEDWIG #TonyAwards

Brian Cranston: "My first Broadway show was, I snuck into the second act of HAIR. To this day I've never seen the first act!" #TonyAwards

BRIAN CRANSTON looks fantastic as he walks to the stage to accept his TONY for ALL THE WAY!! (I'm excited if you can't tell) #TonyAwards

Wow, Samuel Barnett looks really different as a man #TonyAwards

Audra: "I must thank my mom & dad for disobeying the doctors and not medicating their hyperactive child, & finding out what I loved instead"

Audra: "Thanks to my husband, best friend & biggest supporter, Will Swenson" #TonyAwards

Audra is in tears... and the crowd is on its feet... and I AM IN TEARS AND I AM ON MY FEET, TOO #TonyAwards #MakingHistory

IT'S AUDRA'S SIXTH!!!!!!

Hugh Jackman is SINGING about the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role. This is my favorite part of the #TonyAwards: THE SINGING!

Was that three or four costume changes for Jefferson Mays, introducing @GentlemansGuide? #TonysDrinkingGame #oopsyouredrunk #TonyAwards

Sophie Okonedo: "Scott Rudin had the vision to know that a jewish nigerian woman could play one of America's most iconic parts!" #TonyAwards

Vera Farmiga & Ethan Hawke announce Sophie Okonedo as the winner of Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play! #TonyAwards

Hugh: "Thanks to @AlanCumming & @Cabaret_Musical, sales of nipple glitter are skyrocketing. But man does it chafe!" #TonyAwards

Currently #Tonys2014, #TonyAwards, Lena Hall, Kenny Leon, Les Miz, Andy Karl, & Mark Rylance are all #TRENDING on twitter! YESSSSS.

What I wouldn't give to be as flexible as some of those @Cabaret_Musical girls. #TonyAwards

Maggie Gyllenhaal intros @AlanCumming in his iconic leading role as the Emcee in @Cabaret_Musical. I love a man in eyeliner... #TonyAwards

.@jamesmiglehart: "I know this is supposed to be a dignified show, but I gotta do a praise shout" - and he proceeds to tapdance #TonyAwards

Best Featured Actor is... JAMES MONROE IGLEHART! He has been exactly the magic #Broadway needed this season. #TonyAwards

Fran Drescher & Zachary Levi present Featured Actor in a Musical. She is in a VERY coral mermaid-style dress. #TonyAwards

pee break #TonyAwards #commercial

Samuel L. Jackson introduces a performance of the big fight from @RockyBroadway. Eye of the Tiger, the win, & "ADRIAN!" #TonyAwards

Kenny Leon: "I'm looking forward to the day when all children can have a piece of #theatre in their daily educational lives" #TonyAwards

Best Direction of a Play goes to: KENNY LEON for A Raisin in the Sun! It's his 1st Tony Award; he was also nominated for Fences. #TonyAwards

Best Direction Of a Musical goes to Darko Tresnjak for @GentlemansGuide. It's his #Broadway directorial debut! #TonyAwards

Clint Eastwood is here because he directed the new Jersey Boys movie. He's stumbling a little but not bad for 84 years old! #TonyAwards

While we're talking about IDINA, here's an interesting fact: @Wicked_Musical did NOT win the 2004 Tony. @AvenueQMusical did. #TonyAwards

Jonathan Groff presents IDINA (caps necessary), singing "Always Starting Over". He calles her "wickedly talented" (ouch). #TonyAwards

IDINA MENZEL IS ABOUT TO PERFORM YOU GUYS. NO ONE GO TO THE BATHROOM #TonyAwards

2009 interview w/ (now #TONYAWARDS WINNER) @LenaRockerHall about the experience of being on an MTV reality show: http://bit.ly/1qe1wua

Lucy Liu introduces the best number of @Aladdin: "Never Had a Friend Like Me." (If @jamesmiglehart doesn't win, I'll be shocked) #TonyAwards

Remember when Lena Hall was a contestant on "Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods"? #TonyAwards

Lena Hall is freaking out and I LOVE IT. #TonyAwards

LENA HALL WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!! #TonyAwards #IWANTEDTHISONE Yayayayayay!

Tony Goldwyn & Leighton Meester present Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical. #TonyAwards

Hugh Jackman, everybody. I could watch that man brush his teeth, he's so f-ing attractive & talented! #TonyAwards

PS. I think Keala Settle should have been nominated for her role as Mme Thenardier in @LesMizBway. She is a powerhouse. #TonyAwards

Emmy Rossum introduces "One Day More" performance from @LesMizBway. (Shout out to @AndrewKober, @RaminKarimloo, & @NikkiMJames!) #TonyAwards

Mark Rylance dedicated his Tony to Sam Wanamaker, blacklisted American actor who became the benefactor of London's Globe Theatre #TonyAwards

MARK RYLANCE WINS! Can I get another poem about a fence ? #TonyAwards

Anna Gunn & Orlando Bloom announcing the nominees for Best Actor in a Featured Role #TonyAwards

Hugh: When it was announced I was hosting, NPH texted me 'Wow That's Fantastic' - that's what WTF means, right Neil?" #TonyAwards

Hugh Jackman: "If you like men dressing like women, or drag queens, there's something for everyone" #TonyAwards

Man I'm glad I'm DVRing the #TonyAwards. I could watch the cast of @AfterMidnightNY perform over & over & over again. #OldSchoolTalent #Wow

The @AfterMidnightNY all-stars: @FantasiaBabyyy, @MsPattiPatti, and @MsGladysKnight TOGETHER. (Can I get tickets to that?) #TonyAwards

OMG Clint Eastwood. I hope he does that monologue with the empty chair again! #TonyAwards

Hugh Jackman in the elevator with Neil Patrick Harris. TAPDANCE, YOU TWO!! #TonyAwards

Wait was that @OfficialSting?! #TonyAwards

Hugh Jackman is literally bunny-hopping through the crowd and through the bowels of Radio City Music Hall #cardio #TonyAwards

Bounce, bounce, bounce #TonyAwards

This is your last chance to pee before the show starts... #TonyAwards

The CAPS LOCK means I'm REALLY EXCITED #TonyAwards

Nine minutes to broadcast, nine minutes to broadcast. PLACES FOR THE 2014 #TONYAWARDS, everybody!! #BestNightOfTheYear

TONYS DRINKING GAME: http://bit.ly/1lgz8H8

SPOILER WARNING. I will be tweeting everything about the #TonyAwards as it happens live. BECAUSE I CAN'T NOT!! #iwaitallyearforthis #bestday

Yo, I love the #redcarpet, but I'm starting to itch for the actual start of the #TonyAwards...

.@AudraEqualityMc "My money is on Cherry [Jones]" for the Best Actress in a Play category (Audra's category!) #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Audra McDonald: "It's so nice to see everyone so CLEAN! Working in the #theatre, we are never really clean." ...OK? #TonyAwards #redcarpet

James Monroe Iglehart: "Howard Ashman's first vision of the genie was a Cab Calloway/Fats Waller type. I got lucky on that one!" #TonyAwards

James Monroe Iglehart: "I wore a Genie-esque tux & shoes tonight. It just seemed right" #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Next year I'm writing a #TonysDrinkingGame for the @NY1onstage #redcarpet coverage, in addition to the main game. Remind me, k? #TonyAwards

Orlando Bloom is presenting tonight. I hope he rides in on a motorcycle. And does a shirtless scene #TonyAwards @RomeoJulietBway

Diane Paulus: "Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton were at ALL THE WAY today. They came backstage after leading a standing ovation" #TonyAwards

Tyne Daly: "When I got married, my [interracial] marriage was illegal in 17 states. We watched them fall. It's happening again" #TonyAwards

Terrence McNally: "I wrote Mothers & Sons to remember where we came from, & to do honor to those who didn't live [through AIDS]" #TonyAwards

Terrence McNally is wearing a "Mothers & Sons" baseball cap on the #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Idina: "Reuniting onstage with #Rent star Anthony Rapp has been a gift. We bounce off of each other like no one else" #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Idina Menzel SHINES in burgundy with gorgeous jewels. She says: "#Broadway feels like home" #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Daniel Radcliffe: "I learn about myself as an actor every single time I go on stage. Every performance teaches me something" #TonyAwards

Daniel Radcliffe: "New York audiences are so fantastic. You are probably tired of hearing British actors say that" #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Jason Robert Brown: "@kelliohara is so wonderful that she opens her mouth & even terrible writing sounds incredible." #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Jason Robert Brown: "No matter how long a show runs, what matters is that @BridgesBroadway was everything I wanted it to be." #TonyAwards

Sutton Foster on the #redcarpet: "I'm still the excited 15-year-old kid who watched the #TonyAwards and wanted to be one of the stars"

Neil Patrick Harris on the #redcarpet: "It was fun to be the PT Barnum of the #TonyAwards, but now I get to be one of the specialty acts"

Nominee @joshuahenry20 to @frandrescher (who is announcing his category): "Is it too late to slip you $20?" #TonyAwards #redcarpet

.@LenaRockerHall "I wear a packer, a prosthetic [penis]. It makes me walk differently & it makes me talk with a Croatian accent" #TonyAwards

Lena Hall & Nick Cordero are walking the #TonyAwards #redcarpet together. I know theyre not a couple, but they sure look pretty side-by-side

Frank DiLella asked @JudithLight, "what have you seen on #Broadway this season?" Judith proceeded to list every show on Broadway #TonyAwards

Is Judith Light ALWAYS flawless or is it just me? #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Jefferson Mays: "I used to come home from school and put on a smoking jacket to do my homework" #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Jefferson Mays is SO debonaire. Can you think of any other adjective to so perfectly describe him? #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Jonathan Groff: "I'm dying to get back on stage" FROM YOUR LIPS TO #BROADWAY'S EARS!!! #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Jon Groff: "I've been practicing saying Idina Menzel, Idina Menzel, Idina Menzel -- I think I've got it." (He's introducing her) #TonyAwards

.@zachbraff: "I couldn't do what Neil Patrick Harris does, but if I could, I'd love to play #Hedwig" #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Zach Braff: "It is thrilling to get to introduce my brilliant co-stars" @BulletsOverBway #TonyAwards #redcarpet

. @ZachBraff brought his dad to the #TonyAwards SO CUTE!

Tom Kitt: "From the beginning, @IdinaMenzel has been wonderful." "Brian Yorkey: "And she is totally fearless." #TonyAwards #redcarpet

NY1's @fdilella, to Kelli O'Hara: "It's a crime that @BridgesBroadway is not on #Broadway anymore" #TonyAwards #redcarpet

.@kelliohara: "I'm not really into pink, but I chose a pink dress because I had a baby girl this year" #TonyAwards #redcarpet

KELLI O'HARA #stunning #needisaymore #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Celia Keenan-Bolger is stunning in red with a gorgeous up-do #TonyAwards #redcarpet

.@celiakb: "Glass Menagerie was not one of my favorite plays when I was in school. Boy was I wrong!" #TonyAwards #redcarpet

.@official_orfeh: "Every night Andy Karl comes home with new bruises." Andy: "I call them my badges of courage." #TonyAwards #redcarpet

Andy Karl in a polka-dotted bow-tie & a black tux (@KennethCole), w gorgeous @official_orfeh on his arm, walking the red carpet #TonyAwards

Buckle up, kids. It's going to be a long and FABULOUS night! #jazzhands #TonyAwards

FIVE MINUTES TO CARPET #TonyAwards

I just took some advil to stave off the cramping in my fingers from tweeting so frequently & passionately over the next 5 hours #TonyAwards

It's the big day and I haven't slept all weekend. I'll be live-tweeting at @BroadwayGirlNYC and posting here. Remember, the newest posts are at the TOP! And don't forget to play along (responsibly) with my 2014 #TonysDrinkingGame: http://bit.ly/1lgz8H8

It's BroadwayGirlNYC's FAVORITE day of the year! Follow along as she live blogs and live tweets the 2014 Tony Awards!

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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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