What I don't understand is that a handful of shows have performed on their own stages, or in other locations, on the Tony telecast before. The precedent has already been set, so I'm confused by the Tonys adamant "no."
I ask this question yearly, and I always love hearing what everyone says.
Say you had the power to guarantee one 2017 Tony nominee. What/who would be your single dream nomination (either presumably something you don't think will get the actual nomination tomorrow, or something you would absolutely love to see get recognized)? And why?
Unfortunately, this was one of my least favorite shows of the season.
It's so incredibly dull and boring from start to finish. The performances came across as amateurish at best (save for the pros: Mary Beth Peil, Caroline O'Connor, and John Bolton, who were all fine but have all been much better - with much better material). Ramin is totally wasted in an underwritten, thankless, and ultimately unnecessary and pointless role.
It takes about 20 minutes to really get into gear, but I think that's just the nature of the plot. I loved the score, the book, the orchestrations, the sets... The direction is total genius and Andy Karl is brilliant. It's my favorite new musical of this season (so far).
The thing about farces is that they need to build in order to work. They should get more and more ridiculous and fast-paced as the show goes on. The problem with THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is that it starts at 10 and has nowhere to go from there.
The jokes get tired very quickly and the show could easily be an hour with no intermission. It's all well-executed enough and the actors are all very game, but the shtick gets old after thirty minutes.