BroadwayAndSports said: "I WAS THE ONE WHO ASKED HIM THAT QUESTION!!! Wow, such a small world. It was the taping with Elizabeth Warren, Eric Stonestreet, and Jason Jones. And no, it wasn't remotely staged. My guess is Colbert and the band had recently been fooling around with that song or just talking about it maybe, but I was stunned when it happened. An all-time cool moment."
Ha! No way! Small world indeed. And yes... it was such a great moment, and made me lov
I think Block will be the only nomination for The Cher Show (aside from costumes and maybe something like lighting or sound design). Though I did think Michaela Diamond was particularly great and wouldn't argue with her getting recognized.
In general, critical and audience reactions to the show have been pretty lukewarm... it's a bit of a headscratcher for me that it keeps coming up so much in this thread. (Personally I will be pretty shocked if Jarrod Spector is nominated
Fair enough! That all makes sense. Life's a little busy for the next couple of months, but if I can find a good date and a reasonable price, I do think it's worth checking out just based on the overwhelmingly positive buzz.
(FWIW, I'm seeing Superhero next week and can't say I'm jumping up and down based on buzz... but to your point, there's almost always something great to take away from a production. I think Kate Baldwin will be that thing for me to
"Somewhere That's Green" and "Part of Your World" for a variety of reasons, though it doesn't totally shock me since they're both Menken. ("Out of the sea / wish I could be / part of that world" is nearly identical to "far from Skid Row / I dream I'll go / somewhere that's green"
Have seen: Ain't Too Proud Be More Chill (saw it Off-Broadway, but close enough) The Cher Show King Kong The Prom American Son Choir Boy The Ferryman The Lifespan of a Fact Network To Kill a Mockingbird Torch Song The Waverly Gallery
Have upcoming tickets to: Beetlejuice Hadestown Kiss Me Kate Oklahoma Tootsie Gary Hillary & Clinton
I think there will be five nominees regardless, because of the number of eligible shows. (Wasn't that a formal change they made last year?) So if there's a tie in the voting, I imagine we'll see six, not five. And honestly, with the strength of the plays this season, I wouldn't be totally floored if that happened. (Though I think if any category will see extra nominees, it'll be Lead Actor in a Play.)
Rooting for Ferryman to win either way. Mockingbird is clearly a
Kitsune said: "Are there rules around shows that didn't get nominated performing? I do remember that Summer performed last year, but they also had a few other nominations."
Someone please jump in if they know more specific rules, but generally if you want to pay for it, you can perform. Hell, we could potentially see a performance from King Kong, the way they showcased Spider-Man.
My only specific thoughts on Tony performances right now are that Hades
Scarlet Leigh said: "It's a very commercial piece so unless it's something that is so good that it's glory just CAN'T be denied, it will be rejected simply for existing."
Just for argument's sake, what makes Beetlejuice different from something like Tootsie, which is also a commercial movie adaptation but is seemingly only getting very positive buzz? Why reject Beetlejuice for existing?
Chita Rivera is playing 54 Below the last week of May - that should definitely be something to consider!
For the plays you listed, I’d see Network. I know it’s polarizing on these boards, but personally I think it’s worth it for Bryan Cranston’s performance and the overall production design alone. It was a unique show that I’m glad I experienced.
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I definitely had an obnoxious audience problem at this show, more than any of the other bio-musicals I've been to. The lady next to me was outright dancing in her seat and making all sorts of noises, and excitedly commenting out loud to her husband after every single song... apparently oblivious to the fact that there were other people in the theatre. And the people behind me were full on singing along like they were at a big arena concert.
After seeing Ain't Too Proud last night, I'm really rooting for Derrick Baskin to take a Lead Actor in a Musical nomination. He was truly the heart of that show and held it together so beautifully.
Obviously too early to call with so many other contenders in that category not open yet, but right now my prediction/hope will be Ashmanskas, Baskin, Daunno, Fontana... and either Will Chase or Alex Brightman depending on Beetlejuice's reviews.
Miles2Go2 said: "I don’t even know if Colbert goes to the theater."
FWIW... I went to a taping of the Late Show, and he does a Q&A with the audience as a warmup before they start filming the show. Someone asked him, "I know you're a big Broadway fan, if you could be in any show on Broadway, what would you do?" And he looked right at Jon Batiste, who looked at the band, and they immediately busted into "Heaven on Their Minds."
Unfortunately I don't think it's necessarily infrequent theatregoers, just rude people. I saw Ain't Too Proud last night and was sitting next to a woman who clearly sees a lot of shows (based on the accurate and knowledgeable stuff she was saying to her husband before the show), and during the show she was acting like she was in her own living room, dancing in her seat, singing along, and just generally being a blatantly disrespectful audience member. I was seething, trying to blo
east side story said: "I'm slightly surprised that it isn't selling a little better. Perhaps word of mouth will pick up?"
Honestly, I think it's the title/subject. I personally love Hillary, but there's clearly a lot of fatigue on her (never mind the she's-the-antichrist propaganda) after the 2016 election. If you look at the comments on social media, so many of them are along the lines of "why would I want to see a show about her?!"
laurensambrose said: "Also a big surprise from last year: Once on this Island beating My Fair Lady for Best Revival."
Eh, that one didn't surprise me. I think they were pretty evenly matched going in, both very strongly reviewed, and I can understand voters wanting to reward the production that really reinvented its source material. Most of the people at my Tony party had OOTI winning.