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#76
Posted: 3/21/14 at 4:20pm
^ Ah yes! The Mary Beth Piel rule! It's only fitting that Grams saves the day!
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#77
Posted: 3/21/14 at 4:24pm
Haha, good one, SonofRobbieJ.
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#78
Posted: 3/21/14 at 5:35pm
Whoops, I meant BEST REVIVAL. Sorry about that, everyone. And why wouldn't Michelle Williams get nominated for Best Leading Actress?
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#79
Posted: 3/21/14 at 5:41pm
"Why wouldn't Michelle Williams get nominated?"

Why would she? Have you seen her perform in the role yet? Not all famous actresses should get or deserve Tony nominations. It's earned.
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#80
Posted: 3/21/14 at 5:45pm
Someone should buy two posters tonight and I'll buy one from them....
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#81
Posted: 3/21/14 at 5:57pm
Why would she? Have you seen her perform in the role yet? Not all famous actresses should get or deserve Tony nominations. It's earned.

What I mean is I don't see why she would not nominated due to political reasons.
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#82
Posted: 3/21/14 at 6:02pm
Not qualifying wouldn't necessarily be political, if the revival of a revival rules tripped the Tony committee's wires as a disqualifying factor.
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
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#83
Posted: 3/21/14 at 6:35pm
The 1987 revival of Cabaret used the same creative team as the original production, and it was nominated for Best Revival of a Musical. However, I'm not entirely sure if that production was a total recreation of the original. The Drama Desks even nominated Joel Grey and Hal Prince this second time around.
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#84
Posted: 3/21/14 at 6:59pm
I was about to argue that that revival had an advantage of time and distance from the original production that this does not, but yikes! 1998 was longer ago than I care to think.

Updated On: 3/21/14 at 06:59 PM
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#85
Posted: 3/21/14 at 6:59pm
I really hope Williams will be excellent in this. What an exciting year for the Best Actress category!
I like your imperturbable perspicacity.
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#86
Posted: 3/21/14 at 7:04pm
I will say, while I'm pretty awards-obsessed myself, I think CABARET and Williams/Cummings/Mendes/Marshall are enough of a name to sell this show. While it'd obviously be nice for Williams to be recognized, if she wins or not, or even if she gets nominated or not, shouldn't take away from her actual performance. After all, Nicole Kidman's performance in THE BLUE ROOM has the utmost respect from those who saw her, even Kate Burton has spoken about being part of the nominating committee that year and thinking it was such a shame she didn't get in.
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#87
Posted: 3/21/14 at 7:53pm
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#88
Posted: 3/21/14 at 7:55pm
Wow, he looks a lot older.
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#89
Posted: 3/21/14 at 7:56pm
Wouldn't anyone from 33 to 49-years-old?
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#90
Posted: 3/21/14 at 8:12pm
As far as revivals of the same production being eligible for Tonys, Fiddler of the Roof would be a precedent. The 1976, 1981 and 1990 productions all used the original direction, choreography and designs. The first two even had original stars re-creating their Tony-winning roles (Zero Mostel in 1976, Maria Karnilova in 1981). They were eligible for the Tonys and the 1990 production actually won Best Revival.
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#91
Posted: 3/21/14 at 8:34pm
Cabaret was Roundabouts most successful production so its not surprising that they brought it back, I doubt it'll run as long as the original but it'll have an extended run for sure.

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#92
Posted: 3/21/14 at 8:50pm
I am so eager to hear from people there tonight! Please give intermission reports !
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#93
Posted: 3/21/14 at 8:53pm
That selfie is hilarious/great/exciting.
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#94
Posted: 3/21/14 at 9:02pm
And a selfie introduces 1998's Cabaret to 2014.

Come back with lots of comments BWWers who are there tonight!
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#95
Posted: 3/21/14 at 9:15pm
I feel like this one of my coming full circle moments. My parents took me to see Cabaret not long after the Tony wins back in '98. It blew my mind in ways that a teenager in the Midwest wasn't used to. I'm coming back to see it again around Easter and the excitement and joy I'm feeling are so delightfully overwhelming. No matter how this show is, I know I'll be happy.
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#96
Posted: 3/21/14 at 9:15pm
Looking forward to the reviews/comments from those who went tonight!
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#97
Posted: 3/21/14 at 9:26pm
Hoping for very positive reactions from people who attended.
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#98
Posted: 3/21/14 at 9:49pm
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I think my friend had a few too many cocktails when she took this but whatever, I wanted to post it anyway!

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#99
Posted: 3/21/14 at 10:03pm
"Wow, he looks a lot older."

16 years older, AssHole...

You should only hope to look that good at that age.
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#100
Posted: 3/21/14 at 10:36pm
"There's a good deal of - I don't want to say negative feelings, per se- but... questioning about this remounting in the industry. As Riedel's column indicates, a lot of people, sight unseen, consider it a lazy money-grab from Roundabout."

I think that's dead-on. I don't understand, as MichaelBennett said, why this isn't a revival? There's plenty of precedent of reviving identical productions - even the recent A CHORUS LINE, which was eligible for revival, performances, and certain design categories.

If it's matter of the designs being ineligible for being the same design (Like A CHORUS LINE, or the RAGTIME revival comes to mind, along with the Tony goof), then that makes sense. (And we all know Cumming isn't eligible.) But I think this is Broadway's competitive, ugly side being catty about Roundabout reviving a cash cow to shore up its deficits. And Riedel's article is him creating a story out of nothing and his usual way of picking favorite (BULLETS) and muckraking their competition(CABARET).