The nominating committee clearly wanted to make Hamilton the most nominated show ever. I think the exclusivity and hype mean that it will win in every possible category, except maybe Actress in a Musical.
I agree that people outside of New York and LA probably don't know or don't care about Hamilton. It might make a marginal difference but it's not like that many people have actually seen the show yet in the grand scheme of things.
Who could forget Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney's show stopping performance from Sugarbabies?
THE WIZ: 2015 NBC LIVE MUSICAL Dec 5
2015, 12:24:32 PM
I was about to ask the exact same question. Based on the television production, Glinda is a very small role that doesn't exactly scream Tony no matter how well someone pulls off that song.
I bet it's Cinderella. The Music Man isn't well known by most people under 50 anymore. They would need someone like Hugh Jackman to sell it. A classic like Gypsy, My Fair Lady or South Pacific would be great. After the good response this year, I'm sure they'll be able to get some more big names involved. I was concerned that no one famous would ever want to do one after Walken and Williams embarrassed themselves last year.
Beatlemania Aug 2
2015, 05:26:43 AM
Just noticed that this show has two different performance totals depending on which source you use. Some cite 920 performances while others say it had 1,006. Anybody know which is accurate?
Fun Home - I could see this doing well for most of this year but I think it will begin to struggle when the hot shows from next season arrive; particularly after the expected Hamilton Tony sweep.
Something Rotten - It's doing well now but I can't see it lasting past next summer.
An American in Paris - I'd give it 2-3 years.
The King and I - It will be
Jose Llana The king and I Jul 19
2015, 12:39:39 AM
Just saw it. Thought the show was phenomenal, one of the best things I've ever seen on Broadway. Kelli was radiant as always and the production itself was a thing of beauty. Jose was very good as the King and got a lot of big laughs from the audience throughout the show.
On 20th Century last night 7/14 Jul 16
2015, 12:00:51 AM
Kristen and Peter broke character and started laughing at the same time on the Wednesday matinee. I thought the show was okay; clearly the main issue is the thin and kinda unfunny book. Plenty of lame old-hat gags and tired slapstick. The audience ate it up but I found myself shrugging.
Kelli O'Hara on Vacation Jun 25
2015, 07:45:43 PM
So she's starting on the 19th? I'm seeing it on the 18th (Saturday evening), does that mean she'll still be on?
I think that once the word gets out that people have been giving the number a standing ovation, people then feel a sense that they need to also stand up at their performance or else they're missing out on something.