There are a couple instances I can think of where a show benefitted from their performance on the Tonys, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder and Memphis. Though they both also ended up winning Best Musical in their respective years.
2019, 08:39:49 AM
^The Inheritance will be playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
I don’t know if the producers of the Tony telecast actually tried, but what a missed opportunity it was that the real Cher wasn’t a part of the performance from The Cher Show. That probably would've been helpful in giving the musical a boost at the box office. I guess even giving it a major Tony Award still was not enough to help.
2019, 07:33:11 PM
brdwybound04 said: "Honestly, I had been given the impression that WSS was eyeing the Winter Garden which was the original home for the musical...?"
We don't even know what the scale for this upcoming revival of West Side Story is suppose to be yet, especially given that it's being directed by Ivo van Hove.
Two years ago, it seemed that the producers of the telecast were able to come up with the perfect solution in highlighting the Best Play nominees by having each of the nominated playwrights appear on stage individually throughout the night to talk about their work. Though last year, it was completely thrown out the window. I guess they couldn’t find the time to do that.
I have noticed the last two years that the only shows that weren't nominated for Best Musical that performed were at least recognized in major categories. In 2017, Bandstand (which ended up winning Best Choreography) and War Paint (which had two Lead Actress in a Musical nominations for Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole) performed while Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory di
Warren Carlyle was recently interviewed by Ken Davenport for The Producer's Perspective Podcast. When Ken asked Warren about other projects he has coming up (besides The Music Man), he said that The Secret Garden revival is still on the table. They have a cast lined up, they're just waiting for the right theatre to be available.
I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actor Lewis J. Stadlen, who is currently starring opposite Betty Buckley in the national tour of Hello, Dolly!. I got to talk to him about the show as well as working with legends like Jerry Zaks, Nathan Lane, Sidney Lumet, and Paul Newman.
If they want a fresh face to play Belle, I've got an idea. There's this very talented young girl named English Bernhardt. She competed at the Jimmy Awards in 2014 (@1:53), and was in the ensemble of the If/Then national tour.