I got in a very interesting discussion with a reporter the other day about our beloved Tony Awards. She hypothesized that the awards were mostly a marketing exercise for Broadway and the specific shows of that season.
“Sure,” I said, “But isn’t that what all awards shows are? Aren’t they designed to recognize excellence, [...]
Something funked up my fortune telling powers this year, because I bombed on my Tony Predictions, scoring only a 69%! Yikes. Not even a Satisfactory C on this report card!
Here’s what happened and why I think what happened happened:
1. BEST MUSICAL
I got 2 out of 4 here, with my [...]
Last week, The Outer Critics and the Drama League trumpeted the beginning of Award season with their set of nominees . . . and today, we hit Award Season-stride with the announcement of the Drama Desk nominations.
But let’s face it. While we all love us some Outer Critics and Drama Desks, it’s those [...]
Anecdotal evidence (aka Water Cooler and Twitter talk) told me that overall people were pleased with this performance-packed Tony Awards telecast, but maybe not as much as last year. But you and I both know that you can’t base anything entirely on anecdotal evidence. We need real hard data.
So, last week [...]
The curtain has come down on yet another Broadway season. That sound you hear in the distance is the opening of many a Fire Island and Hampton home as the industry gets ready to hibernate for the summer now that the handicapping is all done and the Tony Awards are all handed [...]
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