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Official 2013 - 2014 Tony Awards Thread

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gleek4114
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With the Tony's being tonight I thought this would be a great place to post thoughts, upsets, observations, etc. Rant all you like!
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kade.ivy
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Just saw a promo on CBS. It said that LL Cool J and TI are performing. Has that been announced? If so, I missed it. I thought they were just presenting. I assume they're performing from Holler If You Hear Me.
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Depaultheatrekid
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LL Cool J was mentioned as a presenter, didn't know they were performing. Also, Idina Menzel will indeed be performing Always Starting Over from If/Then!
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ljay889
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I'm annoyed that Best Score is being presented during the commercials.
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kade.ivy
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^^^^^ THIS!

I wish they did every category during the regular broadcast, but especially awards as "big" as Best Score and Best Choreography!
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GreasedLightning
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Does anyone know if the red carpet is broadcast on television? If so, what channel/time?
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jnb9872
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Given how many shows will be performing, the practical mind can understand why the producers are in a bind with the amount of time they have for the broadcast. And if the shows paying for airtime are all accommodated (and I see little reason why they shouldn't be if they want to - more performances, the merrier as far as I'm concerned) it's a conundrum. In many cases, the Tony Performance will be an iconic representation of a given show for all those who don't get to see a production. It's worth it to many producers to put on a number. And the Wing surely is happy to rent out time on the show. There might come a time when the Tonys resemble the Grammys: mostly musical numbers with awards interspersed. While that very well could be a cause for concern as far as the honor of receiving an award on national television is concerned, it's at least a very good sign regarding the health of the Broadway musical. Either way, we aren't at that point yet.

If I may go out on a limb, and possibly poke a beehive, seeing as this isn't the first time Best Score has been relegated to a commercial break if I recall correctly, I suspect there might be a shade of anti-BRIDGES paranoia considering it's likely the only award BRIDGES will take tonight.
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LegallyBroadway2
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to anyone that has gone before- what is a good time to get a good spot for the Times Square for the simulcast?
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kade.ivy
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Well said, jnb. It's an interesting trade-off.

And I agree about Bridges and the Best Score Award. Last year it was in the broadcast I feel because of Lauper's nomination. Similar to the 2009 awards when Elton John and Dolly Parton ("mainstream" celebrities I guess you could say) were nominated. But then Kitt and Yorkey got the win!
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AHLiebross
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Here comes a new rant: Why is the official Tony web site still using the out-of-date term "actress"? I realize that the public still does it, but the Tony awards should be given to male and female "actors," not to "actors" (i.e., the real thing) and "actresses" (the female version).

I've refused to use the term "chairman" for years, substituting "chair" or "chairperson." I really thought that Broadway was leading the charge against "actress," but without the Tony Awards on board, this bit of sexism won't disappear.

For those who shrug and say "Who cares?" if the default is male there won't be true equality. The basketball teams at my alma mater are the Terps and the Lady Terps. Does anyone want to argue that a "stewardess" has the same connotation as a "steward?" If an executor and executrix are the same, why use two words? And, God forbid, if you refer to me as a "Jewess," I'll have some choice words for you. (Of course, if you refer to me as "a Jew," I might also have some choice words, depending on the context.)

End of rant. Good luck to all the nominees, including those in the categories of best actor and the female kind.
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ethan231h
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All I need is for Danny and Linda win for Cabaret and for Act one to win best play and set design and then i'm good!
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Sutton Ross
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"Does anyone know if the red carpet is broadcast on television? If so, what channel/time?"

If you live around NYC, NY1 has the red carpet coverage, it starts at 6pm.
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sbflyfan
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Is the NY1 Red Carpet being streamed anywhere other than the NY1 website? I'm not a Time Warner customer.

I remember last year it definitely WAS live-streamed on another site and I was able to see it. Can't find anything on it this year.

EDIT: Apparently it will be available at 6pm according to

http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/tonynight/guide.html

Red Carpet
Presented by Audemars Piguet

See the stars arrive at Radio City Music Hall!
Live webcast begins at 6:00 p.m. ET
Video and interviews courtesy NY1 News.


"I'm seeing the LuPone in Key West later this week. I'm hoping for great vocals and some sort of insane breakdown..." - BenjaminNicholas2

Dr. Jennifer Rinaldi will live on forever. Someone get her a Tony.
Updated On: 6/8/14 at 03:59 PM
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Tink2
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I get NY1 on Brighthouse cable here in FL. Yes! The Tony Red Carpet is listed in my online guide at 6PM.

BWW says we can watch The Red Carpet live on this site at 5PM.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Its-Tony-Sunday-Your-Guide-to-ALL-About-the-2014-Tony-Awards-20140608#.U5TEoShFvV8
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VotePeron
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And Beautiful takes Sound Design! (Oooohhh. Aaaahhhh)
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Play Esq.
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And just 15 minutes people...
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Sutton Ross
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Kelli looks beautiful!!

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Play Esq.
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Luminous.
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gleek4114
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^ I'm rooting for her!! I kinda hope Bridges wins everything it's nominated for so everyone will be like: "Damn, I'm an idiot for missing that!"
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qolbinau
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I really hope for a Kelli upset too.
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musikman
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Yay JRB for orchestrations!!!
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broadfan327
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If you object to actress, why stop there. Shouldn't there just be best actor, and male and females can compete against each other? That would be the true equality you are searching for,
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gfaustswa
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Glad Rocky won scenic design
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Sutton Ross
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YES!!!! How wonderful for Bridges of Madison County and JRB for his Tony win!



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Updated On: 6/8/14 at 07:54 PM
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Play Esq.
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Ya....no one's going to say that. People like me will be right there saying: "Nope, my loss! Two and a half hours of my life I'll never get back..."
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ethan231h
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So happy Act One won for set design!!! well deserved!

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