Revival of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE with Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse Aug 13
2019, 06:53:44 PM
Now THIS is an announcement to be Excited about! I haven’t felt this type of electricity upon reading a surprise announcement of a production in some time. Having seen the original production, this is a piece that could only grow richer with those two in the leading roles. Revival of a Play and Lead Actor and Actress in a Play categories just got raised to a whole new level.
Laura Linney, Eileen Atkins, Laurie Metcalf, Mary Louise squared, Marissa Tomei, and Debra Messing. Sounds
Tea At Five Boston Reviews Jun 29
2019, 08:59:37 PM
Just from those two reviews alone, I suggest the money pushing this thing to broadway save themselves and the theatre going public from this chore. When did a Matt Lombardo play ever manage to be a success on broadway? Looped with Valarie Harper ran for 33 performances. High with Kathleen Turner lasted a whopping 8. Please just save us all the embarrassment this has written all over it. Against the likes of Laura Linney in My Name is Lucy Barton, Marissa Tomei in The Rose Tattoo, Mary-Louis
Tony Night Suprises May 19
2019, 11:31:43 AM
I would love to see CHOIR BOY pull off an upset in best play or lead actor. At the very least I would love to see them do a number from the show.
2019, 09:35:55 AM
Those are definitely the 5 best Broadway plays of the season. My personal favorite is INK. It’s the best technical production of the lot and expect it to have a very nice showing on that front as well as it’s two leading men. CHOIR BOY is too important a piece of theatre with its themes of race and sexuality to be left off the list, especially post Jussie Smollett, it’s even more important it’s message is heard by a wider audience. CONSTITUTION covers the politically charged climate we live
INK Reviews Apr 25
2019, 09:42:21 AM
IMO, far and away, the best new play on Broadway this season. Johnny Lee Miller and Bertie Carvel both should have a Tony Award to add to their mantels for those two towering performances.
INK Previews Apr 15
2019, 09:43:19 AM
The incredibly smart thing about INK is it knows exactly what it’s saying without beating the audience over the head with politics and grandstanding and instead tells a fascinating story that, all on its own, manages to say so much more. The author seems to draw parallels to the political climate across the world right now without even trying too hard and by simply telling the deplorable story of Rupert Murdoch and Larry Lamb. The fascinating feat is that you somehow find yourself rooting for
INK Previews Apr 11
2019, 09:07:49 AM
Johnny Lee Miller = WOW Never, did I expect him to be that good. Will write more when I have time about my thoughts on this rollercoaster of a production of one of my favorite new plays, but...
Those making Tony predictions had better find room for Miller on that already insanely talented list of Leading Actors in a Play. That performance is light years better than what London audiences saw and maybe one of the most dynamic and unexpected gifts of theatre acting.
INK Previews Apr 2
2019, 04:41:35 AM
If there is one play that I am most looking forward too, INK is it. Loved it in London and think it will hit a chord with American audiences even stronger than it did across the pond. Johnny Lee Miller has a gargantuan fantastic role of a lifetime. can the lead actor category have 10 names in it this year? It’s an embarrassment of riches of leading roles for the gents in the plays this season. And they are All superb! I expect no less from Johnny here. Bertie Carvel will get to take a To
Ink Mar 11
2019, 08:10:42 AM
I loved it. Best thing I saw in 2017. The direction, set design, and acting all came together for a riviting and powerful evening of theatre. Totally different, but better than The Ferryman imo. Johnny Lee Miller has the lions share of stage time and while I have never seen him on stage, I imagine he’ll be fighting hard to get into that lead actor Tony race. And Bertie Carvel is so so good, I see nobody standing in his way of finally taking home his Tony in the featured category. I was sur
Way Too Early 2019 Tony Predictions thread Mar 3
2019, 04:46:18 PM
I wouldn’t hand the Best Play Tony to THE FERRYMAN or TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. While both grand by the nature of their material, neither was exemplary in transcending their storytelling to the point of Best Play. I saw INK in 2017 in London and if the American production is 2/3 as good as its British version, I believe the play will resonate with audiences better here than across the pond. Very infrequently do I feel the productions than open here strike 1/2 the chord they do in their Brit run
So far this season there have been a plethora of "new" plays. While Broadway likes to tout their edginess and always being ahead of the curve, the stories of To Kill a Mockingbird and Network are hardly new or fresh. Much to take away from them for sure, as well as Inventive and dramatically staged, but hardly new. The Ferryman is a play that comes along once every decade or so and has an epic feel and a lot to say. Choir Boy, for me, could not be a more present and timely work that
CHOIR BOY PREVIEWS Dec 18
2018, 08:53:17 PM
Adding my voice to the Choir; CHOIR BOY is an impeccable, current, breath of fresh air told as probably the most solid new-ish American work I’ve seen on stage this year. Sure, NETWORK and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD are well done pieces of theatre, but CHOIR BOY takes the form of a play with a fresh voice exploring themes that are current and satisfying and why I go to see theatre. The playwright here has given the audience an hour and forty five minutes of thoughtful and insightful storytelling an