theblackumbrella said: "Based on the more independent (Band’s Visit or Hadestown) and less branded/commercial (Mean Girls or Tootsie) tendencies of Tony voters in years past"
I would normally agree with this. But Band's Visit and Hadestown were not jukebox musicals like Girl from the North Country. They had a different air of originality about them and were able to sweep up a bunch of the "other" awards, providing them the momentum
Hadestown's commercial future Jun 13
2019, 11:32:29 AM
Why couldn’t Hadestown essentially be a Come From Away but that actually won the Best Musical Tony (in other words, potentially have even more staying power)?
Can you buy a seat to just part 1 or just part 2? If so, then the issue is likely:
A student buys a seat to a Saturday matinee part 1, with the plans to watch part 2 some later week when they have more money. The people buying tickets don't want to buy just pt 2 in the Saturday evening performance, so some of those seats go unfilled. Later, when student is ready to watch part 2, the same thing happens but in reverse. They buy just the part 2 ticket,
It looks good. They'll probably need to work out a few of the technical kinks, but the design is nice. I also like that headshots look like they will be a more common thing, similar to IMDB.
Beetlejuice or Hadestown? May 14
2019, 05:57:00 PM
Beetlejuice is just pure fun. Doesn’t require too much thinking and you’ll just have a big smile on your face while you’re watching eye popping scenic design.
Hadestown is incredible art with great music and a story that will have you thinking about the show long after you leave. Hadestown has the better chances of winning lots of awards as it was nominated for 14 Tony’s and might be a more difficult and expensive ticket to purchase later.
HamilHansen said: "I find it interesting that Hadestown is not many people's first choicefrontrunner for Best Musical...”
I’ve been following the “odds” at goldderby, and it’s been interesting to see them shift over time. The people over there making predictions seem to mostly feel like Best Musical is Hadestown’s to lose. Current predictions of all users:
Jordan Catalano said: "Christ, this board is getting even more filled with snobby 15 year olds than ever before.
“Beetlejuice” has an amazing set, solid performances, a serviceable (in most cases) score and a lot of humor (especially Kritzer). If you want Shakespeare, go see “King Lear”. People who walk into this show expecting some sort of transformative fine art experience are beyond ridiculous. This is f’ng BEETLEJUICE. "
ChildofEarth said: "Hadestown is already campaigning heavily. Methinks they are afraid."
And if they didn't campaign heavily people would complain they are looking arrogant as the clear front runner. I think what any show does when it is given good reviews and lots of nominations is that it campaigns heavily. The strategy is to pour gasoline on the fire, and they are smart to do it.
I saw BEETLEJUICE for the first time last week. I went in with low expectations because of the opinions of people on this board. I ended up LOVING it. So I'm thrilled that it received as many nominations as it did, including Best Musical.
I was most surprised by the lack of love for BE MORE CHILL. Goldderby's odds had it in the 4th slot.
I'm thrilled for HADESTOWN and its 14 nominations! I wonder if it hurts DeShields