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Tony Night Suprises

After Eight
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Tony Night Suprises#26
Posted: 5/18/19 at 11:20pm


"Oh THAT'S the screed??? Sorry, I thought you were talking about different screed. So much screed nowadays, you know. (Assassin's Screed, Appollo Screed, Screed Bratton, etc.)"

 

You're right about there being so much screed nowadays. Particularly in our theatres. It's everywhere you look. Actually, it's what our theatre is. Screedville, USA. I guess it's just too much of a tantalizing ego-trip and career enhancer for playwrights to forgo. But there's only one screed whose playwright is also nominated for best actress. 

I expect both to win.

The agenda crowd will be crowing louder than a barnyard of roosters at daybreak.

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Tony Night Suprises#27
Posted: 5/19/19 at 7:27am
I would love to see a performance from CHOIR BOY
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Tony Night Suprises#28
Posted: 5/19/19 at 8:26am

^ Yes! When they danced, it was electric. Let them show why a play was nominated for best choreography.

Would be thrilled if Jeremy Pope won one of his two nominations, and the fact that he got two has garnered him lots of attention. Didn’t love Daniels’ Atticus Finch, and Cranston already has one. Time to spread the wealth.

Only category I’m baffled by is supporting actor in a play. Hoping for Gideon Glick after his Significant Other snub (and his scene stealing Dill), but this category seems wide open.

Updated On: 5/19/19 at 08:26 AM
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Tony Night Suprises#29
Posted: 5/19/19 at 8:31am

SomethingPeculiar said: "@AfterEight,

Oh THAT'S the screed??? Sorry, I thought you were talking about different screed. So much screed nowadays, you know. (Assassin's Screed, Appollo Screed, Screed Bratton, etc.)
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Screed Bratton nearly made me spit my tea out.  Bravo.

"It's you." "It's me. Orpheus." "Eurydice..." *crying*
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Tony Night Suprises#30
Posted: 5/19/19 at 11:31am
I would love to see CHOIR BOY pull off an upset in best play or lead actor. At the very least I would love to see them do a number from the show.
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Tony Night Suprises#31
Posted: 5/19/19 at 11:26pm
Kiss Me Kate taking best revival is the most likely I believe. The Prom taking best book. Damon or Brooks taking Lead Actor in a musical. Hadestown winning costumes. Constitution winning best play. The biggest surprise would be if Be More Chill Stanís donít try to fight Hadestown for winning best score
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Tony Night Suprises#32
Posted: 5/19/19 at 11:47pm
I actually think KATE winning seems highly possible. Weíve known for awhile this OKLAHOMA is divisive and I detect a bit of a backlash.

That said, I donít know a single industry friend who liked KATE.
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Tony Night Suprises#33
Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:41am
Hadestown won the Chita Rivera Award for Outstanding Choreography. I can see it winning the Tony if thereís a sweep.
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Tony Night Suprises#34
Posted: 5/20/19 at 12:50am
Honestly, I think Hadestown had the most effective use of choreography. It felt connected to the story. They werenít dancing just to dance, they were dancing because the story compelled them to. Amber and Patrick dancing in Act Two is one of my favorite moments in Hadestown and it comes so organically and beautifully.
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Tony Night Suprises#35
Posted: 5/20/19 at 8:05am

People already have huge problems with Tootsie. is anyone else thinking about how much of an uproar there will be if it wins any awards? Like even one--people will immediately attack the show and say "Tonys are cancelled" and things like that. I can't imagine how wild Twitter will go if it wins awards. The trans community has been incredibly vocal and I can't imagine how much it will explode. 

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Tony Night Suprises#36
Posted: 5/20/19 at 8:34am

TOOTSIE isn't going home empty handed. 

On that note, I have a feeling THE PROM might not either... question is, what category might be the upset. Beth for Actress? Brooks for Actor? Musical (I doubt it)?

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Tony Night Suprises#37
Posted: 5/20/19 at 10:11am

BJR said: "TOOTSIE isn't going home empty handed.

On that note, I have a feeling THE PROM might not either... question is, what category might be the upset. Beth for Actress? Brooks for Actor? Musical (I doubt it)?
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I really don't see PROM winning anything, sadly. If Hadestown had a stronger book, I could maaaaybe see Hades and Tootsie splitting votes with Prom winning, but I think it would be hard to stop Tootsie's Best Book win at this point.

Remember, the voters probably really like Tootsie. They are older, whiter, male-r, and wealthier than most of the Tootsie haters on BWW and Twitter.

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Tony Night Suprises#38
Posted: 5/20/19 at 10:45am
I predict these surprises:

- KMK losing choreography to Hadestown

- Jeremy Pope win for Choir Boy

- Brandon Uranowitz win for Burn This
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Tony Night Suprises#39
Posted: 5/20/19 at 11:25am

BJR said: "TOOTSIE isn'tgoing home empty handed.

On that note, I have a feeling THE PROM might not either... question is, what category might be the upset. Beth for Actress? Brooks for Actor? Musical (I doubt it)?
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While Santino seems pretty locked for Best Actor, I don't think it's out of the question that Brooks could pull the upset.  This category could end up being very much like 2007: Raul Esparaza was out in front the whole way (and as much as I love DHP, probably gave the better performance and ultimately deserved to win), but the Tony voters had a much-beloved longtime veteran Broadway character actor giving the performance of his career in a show they wanted to recognize somehow, and so gave it their Best Actor vote.

Also, I could envision a scenario where The Prom only takes Best Musical.  I think even the biggest Prom fans agree there are a ton of individual elements in Hadestown that are worthy of awards, but The Prom seems to be a show that people just love, and when it comes time to actually voting for Best Musical, I could definitely see them rewarding it.

Not saying I'm predicting either of these to happen by any means, but these could be definite upsets that work in The Prom's favor.

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Tony Night Suprises#40
Posted: 5/20/19 at 1:11pm

magictodo123 said: "People already have huge problems with Tootsie. is anyone else thinking about how much of an uproar there will be if it wins any awards? Like even one--people will immediately attack the show and say "Tonys are cancelled" and things like that. I can't imagine how wild Twitter will go if it wins awards. The trans community has been incredibly vocal and I can't imagine how much it will explode."

 

Just----stop.

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Tony Night Suprises#41
Posted: 5/20/19 at 2:13pm

"I don't think it's out of the question that Brooks could pull the upset.  This category could end up being very much like 2007: Raul Esparaza was out in front the whole way (and as much as I love DHP, probably gave the better performance and ultimately deserved to win), but the Tony voters had a much-beloved longtime veteran Broadway character actor giving the performance of his career in a show they wanted to recognize somehow, and so gave it their Best Actor vote."


The biggest difference is that DHP was a character actor who went off to become famous on TV, came back to Broadway, and was selling tickets in a hit show. A lot of the industry (and audiences) were mixed on Esparza. Many people felt his performance was cold and almost psychopathic, which is a lot different than "seven times a godfather!" His Being Alive may have been the best we'll ever see, but it was an isolated moment that didn't quite connect with the rest of his performance.

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Tony Night Suprises#42
Posted: 5/20/19 at 7:38pm

Something Peculiar wrote:

"His Being Alive may have been the best we'll ever see," 

 

We've already seen better ---  and much better.

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Tony Night Suprises#43
Posted: 5/20/19 at 8:55pm

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME for Best Play

THE PROM for Best Book over TOOTSIE

Jeremy Pope for Best Leading Actor in a Play

HADESTOWN for Best Choreography over KISS ME KATE

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Tony Night Suprises#44
Posted: 5/20/19 at 8:56pm
Brandon Uranowitz wins supporting actor in a play.
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Tony Night Suprises#45
Posted: 5/21/19 at 6:37am

Janet McTeer winning would be a great and most deserved surprise.  (I know Elaine May is going to win)

Jeremy Pope deserves both of his nominations, but if he wins either it will indeed be a surprise.  Ephram Sykes outshines him in Ain't Too Proud, and Cranston ought to walk away with the Tony for Network.  

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Tony Night Suprises#46
Posted: 5/21/19 at 7:38am

JSquared2 said: "magictodo123 said: "People already have huge problems with Tootsie. is anyone else thinking about how much of an uproar there will be if it wins any awards? Like even one--people will immediately attack the show and say "Tonys are cancelled" and things like that. I can't imagine how wild Twitter will go if it wins awards. The trans community has been incredibly vocal and I can't imagine how much it will explode."



Just----stop.
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….It happened last year with a few shows that people felt got snubbed/didn't want to win. I realize it's a touchy subject but telling me to stop? That's all I'm saying on the subject.

 

I truly hope The Prom wins big. I know Hadestown has been the presumed front-runner for best musical, but do we think there'll be an upset? I don't doubt it'll take home lighting, and I swear if Rachel Chavkin doesn't win direction there is no justice in this world, but I honestly t think the people who have said there will be surprises come June are right. I can totally see that happening. 

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Tony Night Suprises#47
Posted: 5/21/19 at 1:01pm

I think Hadestown has the potential to upset in the choreography, set and costume categories (in order from most likely to least likely).  I also second the people that say What the Constitution Means to Me could upset Best Play.  Would LOVE to see Pope win for Chior Boy as well.

Updated On: 5/21/19 at 01:01 PM
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Tony Night Suprises#48
Posted: 5/22/19 at 11:54am
Fiddler just won the Off-Broadway Alliance Award over Oklahoma. Maybe that Revival of a Musical category isnít a done deal for OK.

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