Thanks for the link. There was a news segment right before this years broadcast where they interviewed I don't know who from the honors and they said the president is not required to attend and that the honors go on with our without him. I will try to find a link.
From what I understand; the honor and ceremony have nothing to do with the president. And not all presidents have chosen to attend. Certainly the presence of the cheeto dims the light on these beautiful events.
As a Broadway fan I am so looking forward to this.. and wish him nothing but the best in bringing this to fruition. However; I do feel mislead by the endless coming soon trailers and funding campaigns. He has said on Facebook he still needs more money. There has to be a reason some angel with deep pockets hasn't given it to him. And Jordan.. I appreciate your positive words and excitement.. but I find it odd that it has already screened in at least 2 festival
WOSQ said: "Brynner also toured in The King and I in the early 80s in a production that played one and two week stands, but had no intention of coming in to NY. You may have seen that tour. It was referred to as a 'barn tour' because they only played huge 3 and 4 thousand seat theatres.
A friend was an electrician on it and said the first pipe had 32 instruments and 20 were either soft pink or bastard amber. The second pipe had fewer instruments, but about the same
Skimbleshanks2 said: "So Jealous to all who saw LENA "ROCKER" HALL play HEDWIG in LA... I was literally just crying to my husband because he made us go to Albany for Thanksgiving dinner with his parents instead of flying out to LA to see LENA at the gorgeous PANTAGES THEATER this Friday... I'm so upset... I LOVE LENA AND HEDWIG.. Ugh... What a missed opportunity...
LENA IS A TALENT! Hope she wins another Tony soon...