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Posted: 5/20/18 at 11:17pm

Let's not kid ourseleves Lauren is getting that Tony !

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Lauren FTW#2
Posted: 5/20/18 at 11:19pm

You're right, Bernadette! Lauren Worsham SHOULD get a Tony!

What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
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Posted: 5/20/18 at 11:21pm

aasjb4ever said: "You're right, Bernadette! Lauren Worsham SHOULD get a Tony!"

Lauren Ambrose my dear

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Lauren FTW#4
Posted: 5/20/18 at 11:23pm
Oh no, then you must be mistaken. Katrina is winning.
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Posted: 5/20/18 at 11:48pm

LesWickedly said: "Oh no, then you must be mistaken. Katrina is winning."

This. 

 

Also, if you saw the show today and joined right after, I believe you saw someone else as Eliza. 

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Lauren FTW#6
Posted: 5/20/18 at 11:54pm
Katrina Lenk is winning.
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Posted: 5/21/18 at 12:22am

this year,. most of the tony winners are easy to predict.  this is one of them.

Not only do they owe her for last year, but her performance is easily the best part of the show. I'll guess that's something folks who loved TBV or hated TBV would agree on.

nuf said

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 12:23am

I wish Katrina Lenk and Lauren Ambrose could tie Lauren FTW

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 12:54am

starcatchers said: "Also, if you saw the show today and joined right after, I believe you saw someone else as Eliza."

Was this just a fluke that she was out for one performance, or is it an extended break? I'm seeing it Wednesday night and she's probably what I'm looking forward to most. I already had to miss Tony Shalhoub... I'd be pretty bummed to miss her as well.

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 1:03am
I thought this was referring to Lauren Ridloff. She’s got great reviews and is the clear alternative, but Glenda Jackson may be the biggest lock of all the acting races. As for Lauren Ambrose and Katrina Lenk, it’s a complete tossup.
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Posted: 5/21/18 at 1:32am

JudyDenmark said: "starcatchers said: "Also, if you saw the show today and joined right after, I believe you saw someone else as Eliza."

Was this just a fluke that she wasout for one performance, or is it an extended break? I'm seeing it Wednesday night and she's probably what I'm looking forward to most. I already had to miss Tony Shalhoub... I'd be pretty bummed to miss her as well.
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I believe since the date tickets went on sale, Harry Hadden-Paton's minimal time off had been stated. If this was time off for Lauren, I'm sure it would've been stated. She was most likely feeling under the weather so here's hoping for a speedy recovery! 

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 1:55am

LesWickedly said: "JudyDenmark said: "starcatchers said: "Also, if you saw the show today and joined right after, I believe you saw someone else as Eliza."

Was this just a fluke that she wasout for one performance, or is it an extended break? I'm seeing it Wednesday night and she's probably what I'm looking forward to most. I already had to miss Tony Shalhoub... I'd be pretty bummed to miss her as well.
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I believe since the date tickets went on sale, Harry Hadden-Paton's minimal time off had been stated. If this was time off for Lauren, I'm sure it would've been stated. She was most likely feeling under the weather so here's hoping for a speedy recovery!
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Thank you! And agreed - if she's been under the weather I hope she's feeling better!

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 5:44am
Another thread stated she was having problems with her voice, so she's sick - if that's correct.
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Posted: 5/21/18 at 1:22pm

No shade intended in this comment, but I do believe Lenk is the only actor in this category to have not missed a single performance (oh, and her show has also been open the longest; way longer than the others, actually, with the exception of Hailey Kilgore). 

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 1:36pm

TFMH18 said: "I do believe Lenk is the only actor in this category to have not missed a single performance."

This is correct. Her understudy, Madison Micucci, has not gone on for Dina once. Lenk's stamina is incredible.

Again, I really wish Lenk and Ambrose could tie, but honestly, gun to my head, Lenk still takes it. She's just truly something else, even as unbelievable as Ambrose is.

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 1:44pm

No shade intended in this comment, but I do believe Lenk is the only actor in this category to have not missed a single performance (oh, and her show has also been open the longest; way longer than the others, actually, with the exception of Hailey Kilgore).

Taylor Louderman hasn't missed a performance of Mean Girls at all - DC or Broadway. 

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 1:45pm

Katrina Lenk is The Band's Visit. Even though I liked My Fair Lady, Katrina's captivating performance is not to be missed. 

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 2:49pm

Taylor Louderman hasn't missed a performance of Mean Girls at all - DC or Broadway. 

My mistake! But all performance records aside, Lenk winning this category is a total no-brainer. As lovely as Ambrose is, Lenk is extraordinary in a way that can't properly be put into words. She will deservedly see her work recognized on June 10. (And she should've been nominated for Indecent last year, too.)

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 3:11pm

For anyone who's interested the video of Laura Benanti describing the 2017-2018 Musicals video was just posted and she definitely throws a little shade to MFL

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 3:22pm

Doesn't really matter, but has Jessie Mueller missed a performance? Don't recall hearing about an understudy going on. 

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 5:03pm

LesWickedly said: "Doesn't really matter, but has Jessie Mueller missed a performance? Don't recall hearing about an understudy going on."

She hasn’t. 

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 5:14pm

No one has ever won a Tony for playing Eliza in MY FAIR LADY.  Lauren Ambrose is hardly the one to break that streak.  Katrina Lenk will win.

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 5:33pm

I hesitate to ask this -- please don't jump all over me -- did anyone other than me think that Lauren Ambrose 'looked too old' for the part? She was excellent, as others have said, and I thought the re-consideration of the original worth the visit, and the music and staging was top notch.  But I just had a teensy weensy bit of 'suspend reality' about the (apparent) age of the character.  (Or maybe it was just that Higgins looked young????)

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 7:27pm

Real question - how was the username "BernadettePeters" not taken on this website until today?

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Posted: 5/21/18 at 7:30pm

Mike66 said: "I hesitate to ask this -- please don't jump all over me -- did anyone other than me think that Lauren Ambrose 'looked too old' for the part? She was excellent, as others have said, and I thought the re-consideration of the original worth the visit, and the music and staging was top notch. But I just had a teensy weensy bit of 'suspend reality' about the (apparent) age of the character. (Or maybe it was just that Higgins looked young????)"

I agree with you, but I would never say it was absolutely wrong - I think it's more a preference thing. But she is wonderful in the role. And if they were considering Laura Benanti and Sierra Boggess (that's very alleged), they clearly weren't going for super young.