Kad said: "Looking back at the articles from 2004, it seems like it's easy to forget that though Wicked was considered the favorite, Idina Menzel was not the favorite to win to Best Actress. And that Assassins, which ended up being the most awarded show that year, was not the favorite to do so well, either."
I was gonna bring this up as well. Donna Murphy was the favorite all season long and as I recall won all the awards of the season leading up to Tony's ni
From reading this topic.... I think the biggest shocker for me has nothing to do about the revival itself but I'm just AMAZED how many people here have said they know NOTHING about Oklahoma. I always felt like this one was one of those classics that was just a given that you know about it. I always though it was hard to escape being exposed to this one between national tours and high school productions to the classic musical plus now the London version with Jackman out there as well now.&
You know as I was writing it I was like "And they were bitching about another one loosing what was it..... meh it was so forgettable that I don't even recall." And NOW I recall yeah.... yeah they were pretty awful and outraged as well. Thank you haha. Spongebob just stood out more in my mind as then they all got ragey part 2 when it closed soon after.
RippedMan said: "Don’t see why this wouldn’t work on Broadway! We have had multiple one-person shows, etc. It sounds like a concert so why not. I think it’s a great fun score."
I think the real issue is the scale of this show verse the scale of a Broadway house/stage. I have watched a few videos of the encore and I would have to agree that I don't know how well this would play on Broadway. NOT because of the work itself which is 100% up to par b
WhizzerMarvin said: "There’s no ensemble! One person dances the entire dream ballet!"
Wait............. what? A..... one person Oklahoma dream ballet? How..... how does that even WORK? Oh wait.... it DOESN'T work. I see now. Wow that's really odd. I know that there are some changes at the ending as well that I am super curious about but if they are as head scratchily dumb as that, maybe I don't want to know how Jug's demise is handled anymore.
Theatrefanboy1 said: "It is too bad to hear that no one thinks the Cher show could be a contender. 1) the tony awards viewership would see a bump with a Cher appearance. 2) I really thought it was better than the prom.
I really hope they don’t just do one of those paid for 60 sec slot like they’ve done in the past. None of those to me left anything to be remembered."
I personally don't count The Cher Show out of this one as ot
BroadwayNoob said: "I went to theAvenue Q reunion panel atBroadwayCon this year and the actors had even said how astounded they were that they won best musical. They had even said that Nathan Lane had read it funny because literally, no one was expecting it. I think they had even said that the screens announcing who had won best musical lit up Wicked for a split second before they were changed"
The look of shock on Lane's face and in his voice is indeed noticeabl
haterobics said: "Scarlet Leigh said: "I think that we can all kind of agree that if not for the whole political campaign that Avenue Q ran, Wicked likely would have taken the prize that night as it was expected to."
I don't think we agree, not even kind of."
If Avenue Q did nothing but the standard "hi voters come to see our show here is CD and a program have a nice day," Wicked being the standard and safe bet that everyon
The Wicked/Avenue Q year could have entire documentaries written about it. In fact, gosh I wish someone would make an account of that season and that race cus I would watch the CRAP outta it! There is so much that goes into that year and that race that is both interesting and infuriating (to me) at the same time. And it can be debated until the end of time as to if the right show won or not.
I think that we can all kind of agree that if not for the whole political campaign that A
There is a very good MsMojo video on Youtube about now classic musicals that lost to others for Best Musical. In some cases it was just a matter of falling a LITTLE short or two now classic shows running against each other in the same season (See: Into the Woods vs. Phantom of the Opera, Chicago vs Chorus Line, OR West Side Story vs The Music Man) but the one that stands out to me is the 1991 Tony season.
The losing shows were... Miss Saigon, Once on This Island, and The Secret G
Soooo thought about this one tonight but what about Darren Criss? He's very IN right now as he is riding on that popularity high with his Emmy and Golden Globe wins. He would certainly help to pull in some outsiders to tune in while still kind of keeping it in the theatre family.
While it doesn't really matter much being that it's a limited run, I feel like the reviews do put a bit more into light where this might fall with Tony nominations. Especially that leading actress race. As it's been talked about in the BMC review topic, reviews are not really going to be a make of break in the long run when it comes to the voters choices, but they put into a more clear picture of the pulse of what the voters might be feeling should we work on the idea that reviewe