TONY Show Performances

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re: TONY Show Performances#26
Posted: 5/16/06 at 9:33am
I still think they should do a shortened "A Little Priest" and segway into the finale with features Mano.

There you've got all your nominated actors featured in the TONY performance.
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re: TONY Show Performances#27
Posted: 5/16/06 at 9:50am
I think Sweeney should definitely do an ensemble number. If they did "Priest," it would seem that the other people are there for nothing (and I wouldn't want to see a shortened "Priest"). They will at least do a bit of "The Ballad."

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re: TONY Show Performances#28
Posted: 5/16/06 at 9:55am
sweeney should do the opening ballad, segwaying into worst pies in london, hat way you get all 3 nominees singing.althoug i wouldn't rule out "not while i'm around" with patti and mano
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re: TONY Show Performances#29
Posted: 5/16/06 at 9:56am
I would love a bit of "Not While I'm Around." Anything to see it again performed as beautifully as Manoel does it...

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re: TONY Show Performances#30
Posted: 5/16/06 at 10:10am
Personally, I would love to see a "Pirelli's Miracle Elixir"/"The Contest" medley. It showcases the whole cast, with instruments in hand. Patti's tuba, which would get a huge cheer. It's a fun number which showcases everyone's talents.

I'm banking on "The Prologue", though, complete with coffin rising.
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re: TONY Show Performances#31
Posted: 5/16/06 at 10:12am
Ooo that would be fun, too. And it would feature Donna Lynn, who sadly didn't get nominated. I thought she was fantastic as well.

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re: TONY Show Performances#32
Posted: 5/16/06 at 10:15am
I hate when there is a medley. Do a full number. I'd rather see The Ballad..., or Priest. Do one number and not a mini commercial.
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re: TONY Show Performances#33
Posted: 5/16/06 at 10:17am
touche.

I think it could work, though. Just shorten Pirelli's a bit, and then right into The Contest.

I still think it'll be The Ballad, though, unless they really want to showcase Patti Lupone.
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re: TONY Show Performances#34
Posted: 5/16/06 at 10:38am
I'd really much rather see the opening ballad performed, that way it showcases all of the actors at least playing their instruments and singing. Not to mention a shortened Priest wouldn't be as good, especially if people didn't understand it out of context, and it doesn't really show off anyone but Patti and Michael (but for all we know that may be exactly what they want to do).
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re: TONY Show Performances#35
Posted: 5/16/06 at 10:38am
I dont get why someone needs to be showcased at all...it isnt going to influence the outcome. Showcasing Patti wont win her the award. Showcasing all three noms from Sweeney will ruin the number as it will need to be pieced together.

I wouldnt be surprised if the choose God That's Good.

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re: TONY Show Performances#36
Posted: 5/16/06 at 10:41am
I don't know who you were specifically directing that to, if anyone, but I'm just saying it really is an ensemble show, and it would just be great to have at least all the actors up there singing and playing as well. Not to mention the opening ballad is powerful enough to give anyone the chills.
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re: TONY Show Performances#37
Posted: 5/16/06 at 10:43am
A lot of times, it works out that a number gets chosen to show off who the producers, et al are really pushing for to win, or who might have the best chance.

I hope they do something that the entire cast can be part of in a way more extensive than being musical accompaniment; maybe the opening.
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re: TONY Show Performances#38
Posted: 5/16/06 at 10:55am
The issue with Jersey Boys performing the 'CD medley' out of context is that, in the show, it actually isn't performed that way. Not to mention (slight spoiler??) that not all four of the main 'boys' are singing on it. They condensed about a half hour of the show in to one roughly five minute track. The same thing happened with the "Early Years" track, which is actually about 40 minutes of exposition cut down to eight.

Otherwise I think people would be constantly asking them to perform "Let's Hang on to What We've Got"... seems to be pretty popular amongst the masses. re: TONY Show Performances

I think, especially since JLY has the lead actor nomination, there is no way they WON'T be doing the standard medley. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" is Frankie's song... and they always cap off with "Who Loves You?" to bring on the entire cast. I think the only possible change would be with the middle song. The only possible substitution I'd see for "Walk Like a Man" MIGHT be "Sherry".
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re: TONY Show Performances#39
Posted: 5/16/06 at 10:55am
"A lot of times, it works out that a number gets chosen to show off who the producers, et al are really pushing for to win, or who might have the best chance."

That is what I mean...the awards are already decided by then. I know this happens, but it doesnt make sense to me.

Doing the best number to attract an audience, that I understand.
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re: TONY Show Performances#40
Posted: 5/16/06 at 11:01am
I agree, it seems kind of moot at that point. Could it have to do with something like "look how great this person is; s/he is even going to perform on the night of the Tonys!" -- at the very least, performance numbers are decided before the votes are finished being cast, right?
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re: TONY Show Performances#41
Posted: 5/16/06 at 11:05am
Although "Hernando's Hideaway" is the logical choice for The Pajama Game, I wouldn't be surpised if they did "There Once Was a Man".
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re: TONY Show Performances#42
Posted: 5/16/06 at 11:07am
Maybe it's just an extra ticket-selling point, Emcee... I think everyone agrees that the acting awards are always a slippery slope since they mean diddly squat once an actor leaves the show. But WHILE the actor is still there, you can milk the hell out of it. re: TONY Show Performances Might as well flash around your shiny star while you've got him/her.
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re: TONY Show Performances#43
Posted: 5/16/06 at 11:12am
I would personally be thrilled to see Felicia P. Fields perform "Hell No" for the Tony awards.
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re: TONY Show Performances#44
Posted: 5/16/06 at 11:13am
What does everyone think about how they add the little clips at the beginning.
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re: TONY Show Performances#45
Posted: 5/16/06 at 11:52am
Sweeney will probably do the Opening and something else so they can show off their playing.

The Color Purple should do a medely of "Push Da Button" and "I'm Here".

The Drowsy Chaperone should do the song where they introduce themselves and Show off
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re: TONY Show Performances#46
Posted: 5/16/06 at 11:59am
I'd love to hear "The Color Purple" and "Our Pray" from its cast.
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re: TONY Show Performances#47
Posted: 5/16/06 at 12:05pm
There is no way Sweeney would do a number without showcasing Patti.

Just don't see it happening.

She is Patti LuPone, and she has a great chance of winning.
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re: TONY Show Performances#48
Posted: 5/16/06 at 1:18pm
Though Id love for Sweeney to do Priest because I want to see Cerveris and Patti sing it again, I think they'lldo the opening. Though it doesnt really feature Patti (mano and Cerveris it does though) but it also features the whole idea of John Doyle's direction which is why this show is so amazing to begin with.

Threepenny should do Mac the Knife or Army Song (I just have a great fascination with that song)
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re: TONY Show Performances#49
Posted: 5/16/06 at 3:03pm
I also hope that they do the ballad of Sweeney Todd because then we get to see Manoel again!!!
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re: TONY Show Performances#50
Posted: 5/16/06 at 3:18pm
Well if they really want Sweeney to do a medley..

I think the best possible choice would be..

the opening ballad. Starting with the door opening, and Donna "releasing" Tobias from his restraints. Then go into WORST PIES to showcase Patti. And if they really want a big ending. They could segway into "I'll come again when you have judge on the menu," and perform the ending of PRIEST. So it'll be like Sweeney is rejecting Lovett's pies when she performs WORST PIES, and then they go into PRIEST. Not sure how well that would work.

But I think the opening ballad, and Worst Pies are the best possible choices for a medley.