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RIDEL: "Ain't Too Proud could pull upset."

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Hadestown actually wasn't my favorite (I did like it though!), so I wouldn't be upset by this. Thoughts?

https://nypost.com/2019/05/30/tony-awards-favorites-aint-too-proud-could-pull-off-upset-win/

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I said this in another thread, but I’ll say it again:

The fact that Riedel predicts it almost guarantees that it WON’T happen. He doesn’t predict, he just likes to throw monkey wrenches into the race predictions to get attention.
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I just wish they included him in this Tony prediction special.
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I’ve noticed he always changes his prediction to everything but the eventual winner.
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The headline “Bryan Cranston likely to win Best Actor” won’t get as many hits as “Nerds could pull shocking upset!”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2015/06/16/anastasia-musical-might-give-hamilton-a-run-for-its-money/amp/

He’s not much different from the media in general though. Shocking and/or divisive gets more eyeballs than expected and purely factual.
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There is usually a kernel of truth surrounded by a bunch of stretched facts with Riedel.

What this tells us: Hadestown is less of a lock than we think it is, and there are some industry people who like Ain't Too Proud and will vote for it. Personally, I think love for ATP and Tootsie will split votes, and HTown will still be victorious.

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Well, frankly, any show COULD pull an upset.

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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"What this tells us: Hadestown is less of a lock than we think it is, and there are some industry people who like Ain't Too Proud and will vote for it."

No, it just tells us that Riedel likes to stir the pot, as usual. It's the only thing he does.
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RIDEL: #9
Posted: 6/1/19 at 2:07pm

Ha...not happening! HADESTOWN will WIN Best Musical and many other awards.

I predict 6 possibly 8 WINS!

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RIDEL: #10
Posted: 6/1/19 at 3:25pm

Warbucks2 said: "The headline “Bryan Cranston likely to win Best Actor” won’t get as many hits as “Nerds could pull shocking upset!”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2015/06/16/anastasia-musical-might-give-hamilton-a-run-for-its-money/amp/

He’s not much different from the media in general though. Shocking and/or divisive gets more eyeballs than expected and purely factual.
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DANG IT DADDY WARBUCKS I WAS GONNA POST THE ANASTASIA ARTICLE

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RIDEL: #11
Posted: 6/2/19 at 12:35am
If you watch the old Theatre Talks episodes on YouTube where they predict the Tony winners (and watch at your own risk, the snobbery is almost unbearable), Riedel is under the impression that the voters always go for the shows that are bigger names and more likely to be successful on tour. This hasn't been the case for years (Band's Visit, Fun Home, Gentlemen's Guide, Once) but he still believes it.
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RIDEL: #12
Posted: 6/2/19 at 2:51am

Riedel is so hot!





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