Time Out knocks Tony noms

Randy1
Swing
joined:4/28/14
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 01:54pm
Adam Feldman doesn't seem pleased with the main choices.
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 01:57pm
Mostly agree with him.
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LYLS3637
Featured Actor
joined:5/1/09
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 02:06pm
"Absent from competition are most of the season’s original musicals: The Bridges of Madison County, a lovely effort that received generally strong and sometimes rapturous reviews, as well as Rocky and If/Then. (Bullets Over Broadway, which was also excluded, has a score of existing Jazz Age ditties.) Flawed as these shows may be in some eyes, it is hard to argue that Beautiful and Aladdin are significantly better—and both are a good deal less risky and inventive."

Definitely agree with that.
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 02:06pm
It is disappointing to see a professional theater writer rant against the Tony committee without reading the rules that would have prompted the amount of nominees he desired. It's one thing for people on here to just add their blahblah without reading the Tony Nominating Committee rules, but a journalist doesn't get the same pass.
formerly oasisjeff on here.
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 02:50pm
Feldman certainly seems to understand the updated rules. He's writing about the fact that the rule amendment doesn't seem to have made a noticable difference in categories where it could and should have.
NewSynchopation
Understudy
joined:12/31/13
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 02:57pm
I find it funny that people get so upset about Tony noms. It isn't one person deciding all of these nominations, it is a committee that votes individually, so it's just the results of everybody's opinions.
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 03:01pm
I'm pretty sure everyone here understands that.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 03:06pm
Yes, everyone does. It doesn't mean people can't be extremely disappointed with the nominations.
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madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 03:15pm
Perhaps the writer should petition to have a new category added: Best Risky and Innovative Musical. I'd suggest that the riskest show of the season walked off with the most nominations.
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Reginald Tresilian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/08
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 03:34pm
It's hardly a rant. Also, I don't see how it can be said that he hasn't read the rules given that he's actually commenting on them.
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 03:41pm
These are award nominations. Not life and death decisions... or even political elections.

People, it will be okay. The world is not ending. Broadway lives on and shows will continue to be produced as long as there are ticket buying patrons and investors foolish enough to take a risk.
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PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 04:10pm


As Effie sings:

"She thinks she's better than everybody--she ain't better than anybody. She ain't nothin' but common!"


yr pal,
joey




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Steve721
Stand-by
joined:2/21/14
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 04:25pm
No, it's not the end of world. But what's the purpose of a Broadway message board if you can't kvetch about the Tonys?
NYadgal
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/04
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 04:30pm
"Broadway is better than it's letting on"

Pretty much agree. Interesting article.
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SonofRobbieJ
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/09
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 05:02pm
A rule that would allow for a fifth musical to be nominated, but then there IS no fifth musical nominated (even though there are several viable options) is a terrible rule and it should be amended. If nine or more musicals open in a season, there should be five slots. Fewer than 9, four. This idea of 'Get within three votes' is just strange. BRIDGES certainly deserves to be there alongside ALADDIN, BEAUTIFUL and AFTER MIDNIGHT. I get that not everyone loves it and that it's struggling, but it did receive some of the better reviews of the season. Even BULLETS (though I didn't particularly love it) would have been a perfectly respectable fifth nominee.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 05:03pm
"No, it's not the end of world. But what's the purpose of a Broadway message board if you can't kvetch about the Tonys?"

That is the point of this entire message board and particular thread. Rant, bitch, complain, rage, and discuss the hell out of the Tonys. That is what this day is for!
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Time Out knocks Tony noms
Posted: 4/29/14 at 05:04pm
"No, it's not the end of world. But what's the purpose of a Broadway message board if you can't kvetch about the Tonys?"

That is the point of this entire message board and particular thread. Rant, bitch, complain, rage, and discuss the hell out of the Tonys. That is what this day is for!
nomore.org