Circle of Life to open Tonys

Tag Profile PhotoTag Profile Photo
Tag
Broadway Legend
joined:11/19/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/19/05
Circle of Life to open Tonys#1
Posted: 5/29/08 at 6:18pm
Updated On: 5/29/08 at 06:18 PM
SirNotAppearing Profile PhotoSirNotAppearing Profile Photo
SirNotAppearing
Broadway Star
joined:3/4/08
Broadway Star
joined:
3/4/08
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#2
Posted: 5/29/08 at 6:19pm
Sources?

EDIT: Wow. That's awful.
Updated On: 5/29/08 at 06:19 PM
Mr Roxy Profile PhotoMr Roxy Profile Photo
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/17/03
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#2
Posted: 5/29/08 at 6:21pm
I cannot help thinking of the Forbidden Broadway send up of this. I would love to see that performed.
Poster Emeritus
NYCboy2 Profile PhotoNYCboy2 Profile Photo
NYCboy2
Leading Actor
joined:5/10/08
Leading Actor
joined:
5/10/08
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#3
Posted: 5/29/08 at 6:23pm
blaxx Profile Photoblaxx Profile Photo
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/28/05
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#4
Posted: 5/29/08 at 6:23pm
Eek! Worst choice for an opening EVER.
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
RentBoy86
Broadway Legend
joined:2/15/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/15/05
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#5
Posted: 5/29/08 at 6:30pm
So I would imagine that Seasons of Love will end the show?
James885 Profile PhotoJames885 Profile Photo
James885
Broadway Legend
joined:5/2/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/2/05
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#6
Posted: 5/29/08 at 6:33pm
Wow, I was hoping for something a little more....exciting for the opener this year.
"You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!" - Betty Parris to Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's The Crucible
BustopherPhantom Profile PhotoBustopherPhantom Profile Photo
BustopherPhantom
Broadway Legend
joined:8/31/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/31/06
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#7
Posted: 5/29/08 at 6:38pm
Really? Again?

I guess, in the most positive view, it would be "hearkening back to the days when Richard Kiley would do an encore performance of The Impossible Dream on the Tonycast."

But seriously? They couldn't have done anything else?
"Y'know, I think Bertolt Brecht was rolling in his grave."
-Nellie McKay on the 2006 Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera, in which she played Polly Peachum
wonderfulwizard11 Profile Photowonderfulwizard11 Profile Photo
wonderfulwizard11
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/30/05
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#8
Posted: 5/29/08 at 6:45pm
Blah. Not that the number isn't impressive, but does it have to be the opening number? I'd really prefer to see Whoopi do something.
I am a firm believer in serendipity- all the random pieces coming together in one wonderful moment, when suddenly you see what their purpose was all along.
scott68 Profile Photoscott68 Profile Photo
scott68
Broadway Legend
joined:1/21/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/21/07
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#9
Posted: 5/29/08 at 6:55pm
I suspect Whoopi will be involved in some way.
"Why, I make more money than... than... than Calvin Coolidge! PUT TOGETHER!"
~Lina Lamont


My name wasn't, isn't, and will never be Scott.
musicandtemiror
Leading Actor
joined:11/14/07
Leading Actor
joined:
11/14/07
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#10
Posted: 5/29/08 at 6:58pm
The Circle of Life with both original and today's cast will be amazing!
Thats what is happening right?
SirNotAppearing Profile PhotoSirNotAppearing Profile Photo
SirNotAppearing
Broadway Star
joined:3/4/08
Broadway Star
joined:
3/4/08
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#11
Posted: 5/29/08 at 6:58pm
Maybe she'll do the random African chanting.
:)
blaxx Profile Photoblaxx Profile Photo
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/28/05
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#12
Posted: 5/29/08 at 7:00pm
She should be the giraffe.
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
gonepishing
Understudy
joined:5/17/08
Understudy
joined:
5/17/08
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#13
Posted: 5/29/08 at 7:00pm
Well this is disappointing.
Caroline-Q-or-TBoo Profile PhotoCaroline-Q-or-TBoo Profile Photo
Caroline-Q-or-TBoo
Broadway Legend
joined:9/17/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/17/04
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#14
Posted: 5/29/08 at 7:02pm
it must take someone really special to put on a lame awards show year after year after year after year...

you gotta admire consistency
"Picture "The View," with the wisecracking, sympathetic sweethearts of that ABC television show replaced by a panel of embittered, suffering or enraged Arab women" -the Times review of Black Eyed
scott68 Profile Photoscott68 Profile Photo
scott68
Broadway Legend
joined:1/21/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/21/07
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#15
Posted: 5/29/08 at 7:03pm
What better way to make a dramatic entrance than by riding in on an elephant's back?
"Why, I make more money than... than... than Calvin Coolidge! PUT TOGETHER!"
~Lina Lamont


My name wasn't, isn't, and will never be Scott.
defyingravity07 Profile Photodefyingravity07 Profile Photo
defyingravity07
Broadway Legend
joined:1/9/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/9/08
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#16
Posted: 5/29/08 at 7:09pm
it must take someone really special to put on a lame awards show year after year after year after year...

you gotta admire consistency


Hey look on the bright side we could just watch another showing of the Deskies.
TooDarnHot Profile PhotoTooDarnHot Profile Photo
TooDarnHot
Broadway Legend
joined:4/7/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/7/08
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#17
Posted: 5/29/08 at 7:11pm
They should do this but incorporate everyone else...

make Lupone a giraffe. and hold up Cubby Bernstein, at the end, instead of a puppet.


also a CRY-BABY cast member told me they're probably performing the Prison song from Act Two, as their song. just thought I'd share that..
SirNotAppearing Profile PhotoSirNotAppearing Profile Photo
SirNotAppearing
Broadway Star
joined:3/4/08
Broadway Star
joined:
3/4/08
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#18
Posted: 5/29/08 at 7:13pm
Good. It and Alli Mauzey are the only good things about that show.
Lavieboheme3090 Profile PhotoLavieboheme3090 Profile Photo
Lavieboheme3090
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
10/9/04
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#19
Posted: 5/29/08 at 7:14pm
Better Circle of Life than a repeat of what they did for this 60th Tony Awards.
millie_dillmount Profile Photomillie_dillmount Profile Photo
millie_dillmount
Broadway Legend
joined:4/22/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/22/04
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#20
Posted: 5/29/08 at 7:28pm
I understand they want to keep ratings up, but this is sad. I'd rather see the slots that Rent and Lion King are filling up filled by some of the other shows such as Young Frankenstein, Little Mermaid, and A Catered Affair.
"We like to snark around here. Sometimes we actually talk about theater...but we try not to let that get in our way." - dramamama611
Wanna Be A Foster Profile PhotoWanna Be A Foster Profile Photo
Wanna Be A Foster
Broadway Legend
joined:1/9/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/9/05
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#21
Posted: 5/29/08 at 7:28pm
Zzzzzzzzz...
"Winning a Tony this year is like winning Best Attendance in third grade: no one will care but the winner and their mom."
-Kad

"I have also met him in person, and I find him to be quite funny actually. Arrogant and often misinformed, but still funny."
-bjh2114 (on Michael Riedel)
JoeKv99 Profile PhotoJoeKv99 Profile Photo
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/27/04
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#22
Posted: 5/29/08 at 7:39pm
You guys give jaded show queens a bad name.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
CapnHook Profile PhotoCapnHook Profile Photo
CapnHook
Broadway Legend
joined:5/12/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/12/03
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#23
Posted: 5/29/08 at 7:52pm
Richard Kiley did an encore of "The Impossible Dream" in the old Tony telecast which was a song from MAN OF LA MANCHA which starred Brian Stokes Mitchell in the latest revival who performed in the benefit concert CHILDREN AND ART in 2005 in which Whoopi Goldberg was also a participant who was the voice of Shenzi the Hyena in the film version of THE LION KING hence the Broadway production of THE LION KING opening the Tony Awards. It goes full circle. Circle of Life.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
CurtainPullDowner Profile PhotoCurtainPullDowner Profile Photo
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/4/04
re: Circle of Life to open Tonys#24
Posted: 5/29/08 at 7:52pm
It doesn't say anything about the originak cast of THE LION KING.
DISNEY is greasing somebody's palm.
They have said they will feature other shows besides the nominees, let's see what happens.