Tony Performance Predictions

bdn223
Broadway Star
joined:6/14/08
Tony Performance Predictions
Posted: 4/30/13 at 10:50am
I know this is a bit early, but considering 3 of the 8 nominated musicals are no longer running...I think it will be interesting to see if they perform.

Of the nominated musicals no longer running the only show's producers that I think will go all out on their Tony performance if they do one is A Christmas Story considering it is coming back in the fall and touring next year as well. I wouldn't be surprised if they announce they are going into the St. James or Marquis over the next few weeks so that they can start selling tickets based off of buzz even though it won't win.

Bring It on may perform, so they can resume their tour and possibly make a return Broadway engagement if it wins Cheoreography since it is the only show where the Cheoreography made the show work. Yes Pippin is clearly the frontrunner for Cheoreography but the fact that the circus Cheoreography is not nominated with the Fosse may hurt it.

If Drood performs I think they might just do Two Kinsmen because Roundabout does not need to sell the show and if they decide to perform it would make sense to just do the number that showcases your nominated performers.
supersam1026
Leading Actor
joined:5/15/07
Tony Performance Predictions
Posted: 4/30/13 at 10:57am
Best Musical:
Matilda- When I Grow Up/ Naughty
Kinky Boots- Everybody Say Yeah
A Christmas Story- (Not familiar with it!)
Bring it On- It's All Happening (if they choose to perform with the whole cast)

Best Revival:
Cinderella- Impossible/ Ten Minutes Ago
Drood- Two Kinsmen (As stated earlier)
Pippin- Magic to Do (probably the toughest one to predict)
Annie- Tomorrow (the cheaper route, but a song EVERYONE knows) or NYC (if they choose to feature the whole cast)
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:06am
Given that they are returning and touring, A CHRISTMAS STORY might come down more to whether they can round up personnel more than whether they can afford to perform; they will most certainly benefit from a performance so I expect them to go on. A big ensemble number like "Ralphie to the Rescue" or "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" might be too hard to get children for, but "A Major Award" might be doable if they can get John Bolton back.

DROOD might pull a FOLLIES and do a mostly-solo number, for lack of wanting the full ensemble back, so "Two Kinsmen" could work... but "A Man Could Go Quite Mad" would be the much flashier number (and Chase arguably has a better chance to win than Block...)
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.
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:07am
we'll likely see something from Motown as well. It's a huge hit and I'm sure the producers are more than willing to shell out the $$$ to have the cast perform something(featuring LeKae & Brown who are nominated). Bring It On could simply fly in the touring cast and have them perform something. I doubt Jekyll & Hyde will do anything, they're not making any kind of money on Broadway.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:08am
Best Musical:
Matilda: When I Grow Up/into something featuring Bertie Carvel (his performance has generated more buzz than the girls' even)
Kinky Boots-Everybody Say Yeah Yeah
A Christmas Story-Don't know
Bring It On-It's All Happening/Finale (don't have Playbill handy so I don't remember the name of that song)

Revival: The King is Giving a Ball/Impossible
Drood-There You Are (This would be a highly effective piece with the cast members in the audience)
Pippin-Magic to Do or Morninglow
Annie-I Don't Need Anything But You (Warlow will be featured prominently I bet)
PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:08am
If A Christmas Story gets a big performance they will probably do either Ralphie To The Rescue or You'll Shoot Your Eye Out.

Also I hate to say it, but considering it didnt get any acting noms, theres nothing stopping the Annie Producers from featuring Jane Lynch on the broadcast.

And remember while they might be closed, just like ragtime a few years ago, Xmas Story, Drood & Bring It On! all have cast recordings to sell.
Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:08am
If DROOD performs, which is no guarantee, I'm sure they'll do "The Writing on the Wall", "Don't Quit While You're Ahead", or something like that. One of the ensemble numbers that Will and Stephanie are both in. "Two Kinsmen" would just be silly. They may not need to sell the show but they do want to show how fabulous it was, top to bottom.

I still say they should open the Broadcast with "There You Are!". Come on.

"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
Updated On: 4/30/13 at 11:08 AM
dreaming
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joined:4/24/09
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:10am
Kelly-"There You Are" is the best song in the score I think, followed closely by "The Writing on the Wall". I think the latter might be too much of a 'spoiler' song. And, as I said above, I think that "There You Are" would be amazing with the cast in the audience-interacting with all those famous people.
philly03
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/07
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:11am
ACL2006, I was wondering too if Jekyll might perform.. They never did on the '97 telecast (apart from b-roll footage of Cuccioli).. but with the potential movie coming up and two "stars" with some sort of following, maybe the producers would think its wise.

(Though Dangerous Game would easily be the most awkward number/class-less as presently staged)
PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:15am
^ they dont have the money to do it, remember producers PAY to perform even those who have been nominated.
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:23am
I don't see Roundabout putting up for an big ensemble number. They didn't for their nominated revivals of THE APPLE TREE, PACIFIC OVERTURES or BIG RIVER, all of which had closed before the ceremony. So it's not out of the question that they not perform at all, which is why I think a more modest number like a solo is more likely.
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.
philly03
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/07
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:23am
Yes... but there are movie producers involved (not involved with the show now). Not sure how ethical that is, but didn't Alanis Morrisette help pay for Jane Eyre's Tony appearance years ago?
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:24am
plus it's not like they're planning on a long run or even extending the show. It's scheduled to close June 30, so why pay the money to for three more weeks. I actually wouldn't be suprised with the Tony shut-out, if the show closes early now.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
givesmevoice
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/07
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:25am
Kelly-"There You Are" is the best song in the score I think, followed closely by "The Writing on the Wall". I think the latter might be too much of a 'spoiler' song. And, as I said above, I think that "There You Are" would be amazing with the cast in the audience-interacting with all those famous people.

That's what they did with the original cast, with Patti Cohenour singing her solo to Hume Cronyn!
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1986 Tony Awards
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Kelly2
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joined:1/5/07
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:30am
"That's what they did with the original cast, with Patti Cohenour singing her solo to Hume Cronyn!The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1986 Tony Awards"

That video is amazing! I so wish we could see a repeat of that this year. It'd be so much fun!
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:36am
I think Motown will open the show.

Two Kinsmen would be a silly choice. I imagine they'll do Don't Quit While You're Ahead if they preform.

For Matilda I can see Bertie Carvel starting with a shorter version of his monologue to Matilda ("you should not be at this school madam...")and then going into When I Grow Up (the second half that incorporates Naughty).

Or they'll just do The Smell of Rebellion.
....but the world goes 'round
wonderfulwizard11
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/05
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:38am
I'd love to see Matilda do something a little different. The usual combination of Naughty/When I Grow Up is lovely, of course, but something like The Smell of Rebellion or even Revolting Children would be fun to see. It would also be really terrific if Drood showcased the whole cast- I wouldn't even mind if they performed the same number from when the original production was nominated.
I am a firm believer in serendipity- all the random pieces coming together in one wonderful moment, when suddenly you see what their purpose was all along.
dreaming
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joined:4/24/09
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:49am
The song where the kids go to gym class would be my choice because Bertie Carvel is really the performance to watch. (And the cute kids get to participate.)
all that jazz
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joined:4/5/12
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:50am
Since Motown is not nominated for any major award I think it's very unlikely for them to open.

I'd love for Patina to open the show with Magic To Do, seems an obvious choice and I hope to see some of Corner of the sky as well.

I think Cyndi Lauper is likely to perform.
GilmoreGirlO2
Broadway Star
joined:4/13/05
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 11:59am
I agree – how fun it would be to open the show with “There You Are!”

Hoping for “Writing on the Wall” as Stephanie’s last note is exhilarating.

I could see Bring it On doing “Cross the Line,” if not “It’s All Happening.”

Hoping for “Everybody Say Yeah” full with dancing on the assembly-line belt for Kinky, as that was the most exciting moment in the show for me.

I have yet to see “Matilda,” but know the cast recording extremely well and would love to see them do a medley, ending on “Revolting Children.”
ucjrdude902
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joined:3/11/07
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 12:00pm
Is "Bring It On" still touring? If so I don't think it would be hard for them to get the cast into the city, perform and go on.
tazber
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joined:5/10/05
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 12:08pm
I agree that There You Are would be the best way to open the telecast, but I'm willing to bet that they go with Motown because the opening is the most watched segment of the show.

Everyone knows Motown (the songs, if not the show) and it will be a big draw for viewers.

....but the world goes 'round
dreaming
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joined:4/24/09
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 12:13pm
But Motown was not nominated for best musical.
GilmoreGirlO2
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 12:17pm
Bring it On is not still touring (I believe a tour is planned for early 2014). I imagine, if they perform, they will reunite the Broadway cast.
grumpyoptimist
Featured Actor
joined:2/26/11
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 01:28pm
Lin-Manuel Miranda's tongue in cheek tweet this morning re Bring It On that may be more true than not:

Lin-Manuel Miranda ?@Lin_Manuel 3h

What if the BIO cast reunited, and they were just RIDICULOUSLY out of shape. Like, you're concerned for them. Half-ass cartwheels. Winded.
ClydeBarrow
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joined:6/20/12
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Posted: 4/30/13 at 05:33pm
What does everything think the cast of SMASH will perform to promote season 3? Will it be something from HIT LIST or BOMBSHELL?
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