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Best Revival of a Musical

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Best Revival of a Musical#1
Posted: 6/16/08 at 12:28am
I kind of wish that SITPWG would have won, but South Pacific was a very good show. Just being a Sondheim lover, I am immediatly drawn to anything Sondheim. I also loved how Glenn Close had a lisp during the announcement

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Updated On: 6/16/08 at 12:28 AM
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re: Best Revival of a Musical#2
Posted: 6/16/08 at 12:30am
I thought Gypsy was going to win. I mean it won everything else it was nominated for. But I guess they thought South Pacific was better.
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re: Best Revival of a Musical#2
Posted: 6/16/08 at 12:31am
No Gypsy didn't it won 3 out of 7. I would have liked it to win but be real.
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re: Best Revival of a Musical#3
Posted: 6/16/08 at 12:34am
At least Patti LuPone won Best Actress. She deserved it.
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re: Best Revival of a Musical#4
Posted: 6/16/08 at 12:39am
My big disappointment this year was that Sunday in the Park with George was shut out. I was really hoping it would win Revival and Leading Actor in particular.
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re: Best Revival of a Musical#5
Posted: 6/16/08 at 12:44am
Sunday should not have left empty-handed.
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re: Best Revival of a Musical#6
Posted: 6/16/08 at 9:25am
You know how Patti was the best reviewed performer of the season, well SP was the best reviewed revival of the season.
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re: Best Revival of a Musical#7
Posted: 6/16/08 at 9:29am
Excuse me while I turn to my scrapbook for comfort.

There we are, February 2007: 'Sunday In The Park With George', five Olivier awards! Outstanding Musical Production, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Lighting Design, Best Set Design. At least the production has received SOME recognition, and Tony nominations may seem arbitrary at times but are still nothing to be sneezed at, I guess.

I guess this is the last we'll see of this production. Excuse me, I must listen to my cast recording.
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re: Best Revival of a Musical#8
Posted: 6/16/08 at 9:54am
i was rooting for at least Daniel Evans. A much more layered and powerful performance than Szot's. But no other man could come close to Szot's vocals this year (even though I think Cheyenne's makes me weak in the knees).
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re: Best Revival of a Musical#9
Posted: 6/16/08 at 10:05am
I'm completely satisfied that SUNDAY got shut out. A hopelessly surrealistically overrated production. It didn't deserve any recognition of any kind whatsoever.

Bye bye GEORGE. I hope there's a better production in the years to come.
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re: Best Revival of a Musical#10
Posted: 6/16/08 at 12:05pm
Rosco, you don't like the show? or this particular production?

As for why SOUTH PACIFIC won, I can again detect the fingerprints of the "out-of-town" Tony voters. But their reasoning is, I feel, faulty. SOUTH PACIFIC - if it is to tour - would draw well whether it wins a Tony or not.

I don't think advertising a show as "Tony Award Winner" translates to many more tickets sold.

SUNDAY would be a tough sell on the road. Even with glowing reviews, far better reviews than the original production garnered, it never sold out a 1,000 seat theatre. It did very well, but not sensational. SUNDAY has a tough membrane that is hard for some people to penetrate. When they do, and they get what it is about they fall madly in love with teh piece. But it takes work and many of the more casual theatre goers out for an evening's entertainment write it off as "boring." This is why when the show was done at Kennedy Center for 16 performances, it sold out.

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