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2024 Tony Awards
 Jun 6 2024, 12:01:10 PM

Actors from closed musicals don't win Tonys - a simple but unfortunate fact (plays are a different story)

The 77th Annual Tony Award Nominations for 2024
 Jun 5 2024, 08:57:20 AM

I haven't seen a ton of talk about what's going to win the design categories. It doesn't feel like a year where one play/musical sweeps everything, so how do we think those categories are gonna go? 

WAY TOO EARLY 2023 Tony Award Predictions
 Mar 30 2023, 03:09:26 PM

One thing is for certain, and that's that I don't think any of the Into the Woods actors are winning. Voters are really allergic to awarding actors from closed musicals - the last one to do it was Martin Short for Little Me way back in 1999. I remember when plenty were predicting Sharon D. Clarke last year, and this rule still held true.

Best & Worst Best Book of a Musical Tony Winners?
 Mar 29 2023, 06:39:29 PM

I truly believe Into the Woods has the best book in all of musical theatre.

Memphis is a bad winner but that year was, famously, ROUGH

2022 Tony Awards Predictions
 May 9 2022, 08:27:33 AM

HenryTDobson said: "Brittany Mack gets into leading actress over Sutton."

I’m predicting this exact thing. I don’t feel good about it but it’s too late to change it now!

2022 Tony Awards Predictions
 Apr 27 2022, 08:48:41 PM

While Clarke obviously feels like a winner, I just can't shake the fact that Tony voters hate voting for performances from closed shows - the last one to win was Martin Short for Little Me all the way back in 1999. So I think it's probably Lenk, although Kalukango stands a good chance if voters don't mind voting for a great performance in a mediocre show.

Featured Actress -Musical 2019
 May 2 2019, 01:56:28 PM

Gray seems like a pretty easy way to reward the cast as a whole, and I feel like she'll get caught up in the kind of sweep that the Tonys love to do lately. 

Musical theatre scene for two women?
 Mar 2 2019, 10:02:58 AM
“Three Bedroom House” from Bat Boy
Actor who has yet to perform on Broadway who you would pay to see?
 Mar 2 2019, 10:00:47 AM
We gotta get Kate Winslet her T. And I second Emily Blunt, in a musical or a play.
 Feb 23 2019, 01:18:52 PM
As always, it’s good to see NY talent getting cast in things like this.
What film/TV about theater has worked?
 May 17 2018, 12:58:07 PM
WAITING FOR GUFFMAN is the most accurate movie about theatre ever made.
Tony Awards 2018 Winner Predictions Thread
 May 5 2018, 05:03:55 PM

As long as SpongeBob wins as few Tonys as possible, I'm happy. ANYWAY. Best Director of a Musical almost always goes to the winner of Best Musical or Revival (only 3 times this century has that not been the case). That being said, I wouldn't be too surprised if Musical went to BAND'S VISIT, Revival went to MY FAIR LADY, and Director went to ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.  

R.I.P. Jan Maxwell
 Feb 11 2018, 05:54:45 PM

Truly devastating, she was a legend.

Favorite Flops
 May 30 2017, 11:06:48 AM

bowtie7 said: "My favorite has to be The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public. So glad it got a cd, still love to listen to the score. And no one who saw it will every forget the phone sex production number or the prostitutes heading to Washington DC in their Bob Mackie outfits or Siegfred and Roy being played by a single person  or all that neon or the live horse or the not so now far fetched plot point of Miss Mona becoming president."



Jagged Little Pill to Premiere at ART
 May 30 2017, 10:58:22 AM

I. Can't. Wait.

Matilda Rush
 Dec 26 2016, 11:53:29 PM

Has anybody rushed Matilda since winter break started? I was looking to try it this Wednesday.

Record number of New Musicals 2016-17?
 Oct 21 2016, 09:15:35 AM

This makes me so happy but I weep for my bank account.

 Oct 21 2016, 09:11:07 AM

I gotta say, I'm just glad that the biggest issues people have with the show have little to do with the seating/sight-lines. When I heard that this was going to be an environmental production staged in a traditional Broadway house, I got nervous.

Hamilton in Chicago
 Oct 3 2016, 04:49:44 PM

ggersten said: "I complimented about one particular lighting effect at the end of a song in Act One.  Turned out It was one of this person's favorites but I was told the performer was not a fan, but that Kail insisted on it.  And it was a very effective moment, which demonstrates how really excellent Mr. Kail is as a director."

Thanks for the great post! What specifically was this lighting effect you mentioned, if you don't mind shari

Vocal Dubbing in the Film Version of INTO THE WOODS
 Sep 23 2016, 02:25:32 AM

This is the craziest thing I've ever read on these boards. Real or not, that was super fascinating.

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