If we’re talking wins in any category at the respective awards and considering source material, Disney has several shows that are an Emmy away: Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, and Mary Poppins.
Les Misérables, Chicago, Evita, Dreamgirls, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, Cabaret, The Music Man, and (if considering source material) Once, The Producers, and Promises, Promises are an Emmy away.
Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, Gypsy, The W
Cast Albums Grammy 2019? Feb 10
2019, 04:02:48 PM
Congrats to The Band’s Visit! And now Katrina Lenk, Ari’el Stachel, and David Yazbek are halfway to EGOT.
It’s a fantastic album. I think the Grammys nailed this category this year. One of the best groups of albums in a long time.
THE BAND'S VISIT sets closing Feb 4
2019, 09:01:19 AM
This makes me sad, but who can argue its success? Ten Tony Awards and recoupment for a show no one thought would fare well on Broadway. Congrats to all for such a successful run from a little show that could.
RENT Live on Fox Feb 3
2019, 08:35:22 PM
Daphne Rubin-Vega is one of the most underrated performers in my opinion. I think it’s sad that people don’t understand her. She’s such a great actor and performer. And I love the gruffness of her voice. While others may have more pleasant singing voices, she’s always felt like the real Mimi to me. Her passion in the role is remarkable and untouched.
Cast Albums Grammy 2019? Feb 2
2019, 01:42:32 AM
I still think it’s between The Band’s Visit (the Tony winner) and Jesus Christ Superstar (the Emmy winner).
Actually, these sound like different takes from the aired performance. I wonder if they recorded an entire vocal performance of the show (with an audience present). "Today 4 U" is obviously not what we heard when we watched. So far, I think this is a welcome addition to the recordings we have of Rent. There aren't many full recordings of the show, and this comes close, even with the edits.
I believe the studio recordings they released are incorporated, not replac
What realistic Tony nominations do you think BE MORE CHILL will receive? Jan 30
2019, 12:50:17 PM
I’d be very surprised if Hadestown is deemed ineligible. This is not the first time a stage musical came out of a concept album, and as others have said, it’s been changing and developing since the album came out. I think it would be unfair to say that it’s not an original score since it was written as a folk opera and this will be the final, fully developed version of the score.
If Newsies and Aladdin were somehow 51% original, I’d imagine Hadestown would be eligible.
Black Glinda Jan 13
2019, 10:31:58 AM
There are still many things women and POC havent been able to do, and at the very least dont get the same amounts of opportunities to do them as white men, so I will continue to celebrate and spread joy when something like this happens. If that makes me a horrible person, so be it.
Black Glinda Jan 13
2019, 01:32:12 AM
I dont know, I still like to celebrate when women are successful in jobs that arent gender specific because they get fewer opportunities even though theres no shortage of talented women. Even if we run out of firsts, its still cool to celebrate their accomplishments.
Weve had women win Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Score, Best Direction of a Play and Musical... but how often do we actually see women being featured in these capacities on Broadway? We should absolutely be allowed to cel
The Prom Cast Recording Dec 15
2018, 12:56:49 PM
Made the mistake of listening to this on the subway. Suppressing belly laughs. This is a really fun recording.
Roman Banks to become first person of color to play Evan Hansen today! Dec 13
2018, 06:43:38 AM
It’s not conscious (or maybe it is), but it’s been sort of default to cast principals with white actors while people of color maybe get a token slot in an ensemble. Obviously, people have been more and more aware of this and that’s why you see some shows try to break the mold. I bet not many actors of color even thought they could audition for a show like Dear Evan Hansen (and particularly for the title character) until casting brought them in. It’s not very common for an actor of color to step
Oklahoma transferring to Circle in the Square... Dec 12
2018, 08:14:29 AM
I mean to say that the orchestrations in this production made me never want to hear the show done another way, including the lush originals. It’s the most fresh re-orchestration of a traditional musical I’ve ever heard. And it was no easy task to do.
How odd that the last time Oklahoma! was revived, there were only two musical revivals that season as well.
Avenue Q to close in April 2019 Dec 10
2018, 11:31:37 PM
Wow! I know “everything in life is only for now,” but this one sure stuck around for what seemed like forever. Congrats, Avenue Q! This show truly defied all the odds.