Making a decision to not watch the Tonys this year.

DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
And it is not just because of the outrageous Bette snub. I hated Matilda and found Kinky to be ehh. The plays were all forgettable and reading the nominations this morning made me not give a ****. I have lots of hate in me today. It is not going to be pretty. Having a bad queen day.



HUSSY POWER! ------ HUSSY POWER!
Updated On: 4/30/13 at 10:11 AM
emilyfaye48
Broadway Star
joined:3/19/09
Did you like anything this season that you are upset about getting snubbed?
Without bread we'd just be hungry but without theatre we'd be dead
AnthVoice2010
Broadway Star
joined:8/13/10
I, along with most of America and Europe, never watch the TONY'S but after Dame's "meltdown" - I'm going to make sure they get my rating point that night...
"There's no damn business like show business - you have to smile to keep from throwing up." - Billie Holiday
lupone76
Featured Actor
joined:12/9/11
Looks to me like Dame is seeking attention as always. It's a real shame there are so many negative Marys on this board. I just purchased my tickets to see this years Tony's Live at Radio City and am looking very much forward to it.

Updated On: 4/30/13 at 10:23 AM
dave1606
Broadway Star
joined:12/8/07
Wouldn't you have made that decision long ago? It was pretty obvious that both Kinky Boots and Matilda were going to be the frontrunners. Were you holding out for Scandalous to sweep?
AnthVoice2010
Broadway Star
joined:8/13/10
Dame was holding out for a "PrettyBelle" sweep...

it's the dementia....

hussy!
"There's no damn business like show business - you have to smile to keep from throwing up." - Billie Holiday
once a month
Broadway Legend
joined:4/16/04
OK, you'll be sorely missed. I'll leave an empty chair...
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
It is Anth. I am having a total queen meltdown.
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Eris0303
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/07
OK, you'll be sorely missed. I'll leave an empty chair...

Oh, were you saving that seat?
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WithoutATrace
Broadway Legend
joined:11/27/04
The outrageous Bette snub? The woman sits on a couch for 90 minutes!! The five nominees for Best Actress in a Play are much more deserving, in my opinion. I'm mostly happy with the nominations overall.
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
But my rant is not about you.
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best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Sorry, Dame. Just remember, the sun'll come out tomorrow ...

*ducks*
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DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
Ha Ha. Bitch.
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GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
If I may grab a seat on the meltdown train, why does no one seem shocked that Macbeth didn't get a single nomination?
I leave the room smiling.
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
I will say this.. I am very pleased that Keala Settle is nominated. She has been treading the boards both on Broadway and on tours for a few years now. She is a very hardworking , good person. I am also glad Terrence Mann got a nomination purely for my own sentimental reasons. Ok.. so I will tivo it and watch some at some point.

I have had coffee and my melt down is over.
HUSSY POWER! ------ HUSSY POWER!
AnthVoice2010
Broadway Star
joined:8/13/10
I never miss Keala Settle in anything she does.
"There's no damn business like show business - you have to smile to keep from throwing up." - Billie Holiday
Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
lupone76 - did you get the Chase special seats or the regular for $450? Saw some great second balcony seats this morning.
frontrowcentre2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/05
To borrow a phrase from Tony winner Kristen Chenoweth in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN....

Why are you telling me?



I mean do you expect all of us to boycott watching the Tony Awards because you didn't care for the nominees??

Or is just this more of your pathetic, idiotic, attention grabbing grandstanding?











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Live theatre does not use a "soundtrack." If it did, it wouldn't be live theatre!

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Updated On: 4/30/13 at 12:41 PM
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
Because I can and I will. I got a lot more to say too!
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Playbilly
Broadway Legend
joined:3/30/12
You all will watch when they announce the host. You can't stay away and miss the chance to bitch and moan about how bad it was.
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John Adams
Broadway Star
joined:4/1/13
CBS made the decision for me...

Pretty much across the US, CBS has chosen to use a lower signal frequency for their OTA TV transmission. Since I dumped cable, I'm no longer able to get CBS via antenna, and that's pretty common with many antenna users no matter where they live.

They've also made the choice not to include programs like the Tonys in their online content.

>Meh<... I'm not happy about missing the Tonys for the first time this year, but I'll live. The only reason I watch is to see the snippets of performances from shows. I can get the winners' results anywhere else online, in real time.

Since the "powers that be" have decided to substantially cut back on showing performances (especially, completely eliminating scenes from plays), I'm not all that disappointed.

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Why are all posts now showing in BOLDFACE?

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Odd.. Now it's back to normal!






...because Broadway Cares
Updated On: 4/30/13 at 12:46 PM
Brian07663NJ
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
DAME...can I invite you over for my small Tony party? Love to give you a seat right next to the television so you can turn to the side to see it or not. I know I'd appreciate your remarks. Let me know what you're drinking and it will be ready... Vodka Stinger?
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Patronus
Broadway Legend
joined:7/24/05
Why are all posts now showing in BOLDFACE?

Because frontrowcenter2's attempt at being witty ended up in a failure of closing his command.

AnthVoice2010
Broadway Star
joined:8/13/10
The TONY Producer's have announced they have taken DAME's thoughts into consideration and they will add an extended medley from 'Whoop-Up" to make up for their nomination blunders..

Also, and this is a secret, the host this year is...............









Eleanora Duse!

"There's no damn business like show business - you have to smile to keep from throwing up." - Billie Holiday
Updated On: 4/30/13 at 01:05 PM
John Adams
Broadway Star
joined:4/1/13
>> "Why are all posts now showing in BOLDFACE?

Because frontrowcenter2's attempt at being witty ended up in a failure of closing his command.
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HA!!! Even as "a techie", I never would have guessed that could happen!
...because Broadway Cares
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
They've also made the choice not to include programs like the Tonys in their online content.

John Adams, I know CBS made last year's broadcast streaming online for the month following the ceremony. I hope they do the same this year.

Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
Updated On: 4/30/13 at 01:21 PM

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