Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy

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Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#1
Posted: 7/11/07 at 1:52pm
Wouldn't that be a kick?
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#2
Posted: 7/11/07 at 1:54pm
Baaaaah.

(That's my groan.)
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Updated On: 7/11/07 at 01:54 PM
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#2
Posted: 7/11/07 at 1:55pm
What is Murphy doing?
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#3
Posted: 7/11/07 at 1:55pm
Don't make me pick! Can't we just have a tie?
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#4
Posted: 7/11/07 at 1:57pm
If I had to pick, I'd pick LuPone.

I can't think of any performance up against this one that I wouldn't pick Patti. But I'm searching.
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#5
Posted: 7/11/07 at 1:59pm
You mean Drama Desk '08 re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#6
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:01pm
Murphy's reportedly doing Follies.
But, you never know, YF may be a big hit and steamroll through.
My vote would be Murphy.
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#7
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:02pm
Patti's Rose is MILES better than Donna's performance in Follies.
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#8
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:04pm
I saw both performances, and I'd vote for Patti.
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#9
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:05pm
Oh no!!! Not a fight over whether Patti is eligible for a Tony. Will City Center be eligible to be considered for the Tony Award?
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#10
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:06pm
No, it wouldn't be, but if they do a short run in London, and then come back here....
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#11
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:08pm
"No, it wouldn't be, but if they do a short run in London, and then come back here...."

...and Patti poisons Arthur Laurents' martini and then seduces whoever would be executing his estate.
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#12
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:10pm
If Gypsy came to Broadway I highly doubt it would be this season.

But crazier things have happened.

In my personal opinion, who's going to win the Olivier is much more pressing matter :)
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#13
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:12pm
I love how we're speculating about awards already. These are two productions that maybe won't even exist!
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#14
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:15pm
They are seriously trying to bring Follies to Broadway.
Also-Gypsy's going to London and will probably fare just fine. Patti will get her Olivier.
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#15
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:18pm
Well, if Gypsy transfers in this Spring, as rumored, Patti wouldn't be up this season anyway right?

What's the cut off date for Olivier awards?
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#16
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:20pm
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#17
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:21pm
"...and Patti poisons Arthur Laurents' martini and then seduces whoever would be executing his estate. "
Goth, you seem to have this fantasy, all be it a violent one between LuPone and Laurents...

Now, back to the topic. That would be one HOT Tony Award race.
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#18
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:22pm
"What's the cut off date for Olivier awards?"

Two days after Judi Dench opens in her fabulous new one woman show titled "There is Nothing Like a Dench" which will be a shut out for Best Actress.
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#19
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:23pm
"Goth, you seem to have this fantasy, all be it a violent one between LuPone and Laurents..."

Why do you think Patti's playing City Center?
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#20
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:24pm
When is Grey Gardens supposed to transfer? I've only heard the "2007-08" season, but that doesn't really say whether it'll come in before or after the Olivier cut off.
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#21
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:39pm
Oh I would just love it if La Murphy won over La LuPone, just for kicks... plus I like Murphy better.
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#22
Posted: 7/11/07 at 2:56pm
Will Vicki be considered Leading or Featured?
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#23
Posted: 7/11/07 at 3:03pm
If having to choose, I would think Sally would be leading and Phyllis:Supporting. Unless they are both considered leading. Donna was incredible.
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re: Tony Awards '08: LuPone vs. Murphy#24
Posted: 7/11/07 at 3:22pm
For the record, neither Follies or Gypsy, as of yet, are set for a transfer.

This thread is me being facetious.