Tony Awards 2013

  • metta

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    Jun 10, 2013 3:13 AM GMT
    Here's Neil Patrick Harris's Showstopping Opening Number from the 2013 Tony Awards



    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/06/tonysnph.html
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    Jun 10, 2013 4:04 AM GMT
    Cindy Lauper was such a class act tonight...
  • TannerMasseur

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    Jun 10, 2013 5:50 AM GMT
    Outstanding ovation, bravo icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 10, 2013 6:08 AM GMT
    The fact that Mike Tyson now gets to be celebrated as some sort of Broadway phenomenon really saddens me about the state of live theater these days. It was a weird year for me. I hate Rodgers & Hammerstein, but loved the revival of Cinderella. Pippin is one of my all-time favorite shows, and I thought the revival was contrived and poorly sung. And, how did I manage to miss the fact that Cyndi Lauper wrote a Tony award winning show about drag queens? WTF?
  • basnik

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    Jun 10, 2013 8:10 AM GMT
    Thanks for posting this thread. Great celebration of life
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    Jun 10, 2013 12:20 PM GMT
    His wrap-up rap style number at the end of the show was also terrific! They must create that song as the show goes on to get the video clips and the lyrics.

    Thanks for posting this, as I missed the first two hours.
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    Jun 10, 2013 1:33 PM GMT
    It shouldn't be surprising that the Tony Awards show, which doesn't get as much attention as the Oscars, has the better stage performances between category presentations. It does represent the Broadway stage, and many of the performers, costumes and sets are coming directly from current shows right there in New York City. No 1-night Hollywood Oscars telecast is ever gonna equal that.

    The second thing that struck me was how wonderfully Radio City Music Hall serves a production like this, and how magical the place continues to look. The Great Stage, still one of the world's largest, has more backstage and fly space than most others, too, allowing for all those rapid scene changes, and hundreds of performers to appear costumed so quickly. Not to mention some of the most complex & extensive stage elevators in the world, even 80 years after they were built. Nothing in Hollywood can touch it.

    And of course it's one of the finest examples from the golden age of Art Deco architecture, from the incredible arched ceiling coves of the Hall to the great chandeliers of the Lobby, even the offices and the restroom lounges, every corner embellished with lavish Art Deco styling. It was from seeing a movie there in 1954 that I acquired my life-long love of Art Deco style.
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    Jun 10, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidIt shouldn't be surprising that the Tony Awards show, which doesn't get as much attention as the Oscars, has the better stage performances between category presentations. It does represent the Broadway stage, and many of the performers, costumes and sets are coming directly from current shows right there in New York City. No 1-night Hollywood Oscars telecast is ever gonna equal that.

    The second thing that struck me was how wonderfully Radio City Music Hall serves a production like this, and how magical the place continues to look. The Great Stage, still one of the world's largest, has more backstage and fly space than most others, too, allowing for all those rapid scene changes, and hundreds of performers to appear costumed so quickly. Not to mention some of the most complex & extensive stage elevators in the world, even 80 years after they were built. Nothing in Hollywood can touch it.

    And of course it's one of the finest examples from the golden age of Art Deco architecture, from the incredible arched ceiling coves of the Hall to the great chandeliers of the Lobby, even the offices and the restroom lounges, every corner embellished with lavish Art Deco styling. It was from seeing a movie there in 1954 that I acquired my life-long love of Art Deco style.

    I would have to agree with everything you wrote, the Music Hall looked STUNNING last night! I still remember going to see movies there, Tora, Tora, Tora was one that I remember quite vividly.
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    Jun 10, 2013 6:14 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidIt shouldn't be surprising that the Tony Awards show, which doesn't get as much attention as the Oscars, has the better stage performances between category presentations. It does represent the Broadway stage, and many of the performers, costumes and sets are coming directly from current shows right there in New York City. No 1-night Hollywood Oscars telecast is ever gonna equal that.

    The second thing that struck me was how wonderfully Radio City Music Hall serves a production like this, and how magical the place continues to look. The Great Stage, still one of the world's largest, has more backstage and fly space than most others, too, allowing for all those rapid scene changes, and hundreds of performers to appear costumed so quickly. Not to mention some of the most complex & extensive stage elevators in the world, even 80 years after they were built. Nothing in Hollywood can touch it.

    And of course it's one of the finest examples from the golden age of Art Deco architecture, from the incredible arched ceiling coves of the Hall to the great chandeliers of the Lobby, even the offices and the restroom lounges, every corner embellished with lavish Art Deco styling. It was from seeing a movie there in 1954 that I acquired my life-long love of Art Deco style.


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    Jun 10, 2013 6:27 PM GMT
    NPH is to the Tony Awards what Carson was to late night television. He truly is amazing.
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    Jun 10, 2013 6:28 PM GMT
    SourceFour saidThe fact that Mike Tyson now gets to be celebrated as some sort of Broadway phenomenon really saddens me about the state of live theater these days.


    Awww that's mean! icon_lol.gif I mean c'mon, Mike's talented sometimes! I say kudos to him ^_^
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    Jun 10, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    SourceFour saidThe fact that Mike Tyson now gets to be celebrated as some sort of Broadway phenomenon really saddens me about the state of live theater these days. It was a weird year for me. I hate Rodgers & Hammerstein, but loved the revival of Cinderella. Pippin is one of my all-time favorite shows, and I thought the revival was contrived and poorly sung. And, how did I manage to miss the fact that Cyndi Lauper wrote a Tony award winning show about drag queens? WTF?

    I need to be you. I haven't seen anything this season. But last night's show didn't really make me want to get to Broadway as soon as possible. The only thing that made me excited was seeing Mufasa and Simba and a new Guy and Girl even though the rest of the Once cast still looked intact. I'm still wondering how Into the Woods didn't make the trip over from Central Park to Broadway this year. That was fantastic.
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    Jun 10, 2013 7:16 PM GMT
    And do you know how hard it is to get people at the gym to put the tv on the Tony Awards when there is an NBA finals game on? Thank God for DVRs.
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    Jun 10, 2013 7:19 PM GMT
    My pal called me "such a queen" cuz I knew the lyrics to Cinderella. Can I help it if I saw the tv version with Leslie Anne Warrren when I was like, 10?
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    Jun 10, 2013 8:13 PM GMT
    Roguewave saidMy pal called me "such a queen" cuz I knew the lyrics to Cinderella. Can I help it if I saw the tv version with Leslie Anne Warrren when I was like, 10?

    The world is full of zanies and fools
    Who don't believe in sensible rules
    And don't believe in what sensible people say
    And because of all these daft and dewy eyed dopes
    Who keep building up impossible hopes
    Impossible things are happening every day.

    Best lyrics from a Broadway show ever. And something I think people need to hear on a regular basis.
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    Jun 10, 2013 8:15 PM GMT
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    Roguewave saidMy pal called me "such a queen" cuz I knew the lyrics to Cinderella. Can I help it if I saw the tv version with Leslie Anne Warrren when I was like, 10?

    The world is full of zanies and fools
    Who don't believe in sensible rules
    And don't believe in what sensible people say
    And because of all these daft and dewy eyed dopes
    Who keep building up impossible hopes
    Impossible things are happening every day.

    Best lyrics from a Broadway show ever. And something I think people need to hear on a regular basis.


    :-)

    Impossible! Things are happening every day!
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    Jun 10, 2013 8:16 PM GMT
    Our local yokels here in ATL cut off the final minutes of the Tony Awards to bring us their regular 11:00 PM news broadcast. "Breaking news: it's raining! and somebody got robbed!"

    http://www.atlantamagazine.com/agenda/2013/06/10/cbs-46-tony-awards-blunder-blows-up-social-media-angers-viewers

    Atlanta MagazineInexplicably, on Sunday night, the Atlanta CBS affiliate decided to dump its live feed of the 67th annual Tony Awards just before the final category of the evening, Best Musical was announced and, instead, opted to air its 11 o’clock news. Compounding the insult for local theatre fans, who had just invested three hours in the live telecast from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall? Atlanta’s own Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre had birthed Bring It On: The Musical, one of the 2013 nominees for Best Musical.


    When they caught hell on Facebook and Twitter for it, they threw together an ICYMI summary for their anchor to read. This is what we got:



    A Trip to Beautiful Pippin. icon_lol.gif Kenny Boots! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jun 10, 2013 8:29 PM GMT
    Roguewave saidMy pal called me "such a queen" cuz I knew the lyrics to Cinderella. Can I help it if I saw the tv version with Leslie Anne Warrren when I was like, 10?


    Then I guess you, Mike, and I are queens!!! I use 10 minutes ago in some auditions.
    "I have found her, she's an angel, with the dust of the stars in her eyes. We are dancing, we are flying, and she's taking me back to the skies. In the arms of my love, I'm flying, over mountain and meadow and glen. And I like it so well that for all I can tell, I may never come down again."
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    Jun 10, 2013 8:31 PM GMT
    It's the only night of the year where you're surprised to realize someone is straight. I think the Tony Awards broadcast was the first time I saw a man kiss another man on tv when some winner kissed his partner as he got out of his seat, and long before it ever happened on a scripted show.
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    Jun 10, 2013 8:32 PM GMT
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    Roguewave saidMy pal called me "such a queen" cuz I knew the lyrics to Cinderella. Can I help it if I saw the tv version with Leslie Anne Warrren when I was like, 10?


    Then I guess you, Mike, and I are queens!!! I use 10 minutes ago in some auditions.
    "I have found her, she's an angel, with the dust of the stars in her eyes. We are dancing, we are flying, and she's taking me back to the skies. In the arms of my love, I'm flying, over mountain and meadow and glen. And I like it so well that for all I can tell, I may never come down again."


    " repeat I may never come down to earth again" Duet other half goes up a third!
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    Jun 10, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
    Roguewave said
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    Roguewave saidMy pal called me "such a queen" cuz I knew the lyrics to Cinderella. Can I help it if I saw the tv version with Leslie Anne Warrren when I was like, 10?


    Then I guess you, Mike, and I are queens!!! I use 10 minutes ago in some auditions.
    "I have found her, she's an angel, with the dust of the stars in her eyes. We are dancing, we are flying, and she's taking me back to the skies. In the arms of my love, I'm flying, over mountain and meadow and glen. And I like it so well that for all I can tell, I may never come down again."


    " repeat I may never come down to earth again" Duet other half goes up a third!


    Get it Rogue lol! This is why we are friends.
    @Mike-That is why I love the theatre community so much! Always accepting! Also did you like the new Guy? I was missing Steve!
    Also I love Billy Porter and Patina Miller! They are soooo good!
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    Jun 10, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
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    Roguewave said
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    Roguewave saidMy pal called me "such a queen" cuz I knew the lyrics to Cinderella. Can I help it if I saw the tv version with Leslie Anne Warrren when I was like, 10?


    Then I guess you, Mike, and I are queens!!! I use 10 minutes ago in some auditions.
    "I have found her, she's an angel, with the dust of the stars in her eyes. We are dancing, we are flying, and she's taking me back to the skies. In the arms of my love, I'm flying, over mountain and meadow and glen. And I like it so well that for all I can tell, I may never come down again."


    " repeat I may never come down to earth again" Duet other half goes up a third!


    Get it Rogue lol! This is why we are friends.
    @Mike-That is why I love the theatre community so much! Always accepting! Also did you like the new Guy? I was missing Steve!
    Also I love Billy Porter and Patina Miller! They are soooo good!

    Yeah, he didn't seem nearly as good in the brief snippet I saw. The original Girl was out the night I saw Once so don't know about her. I saw Patina Miller in Hair and thought she was awesome. Also, I'm pretty sure I saw that Sasha lady from The Voice in Hair although they are really hesitant to mention any previous experience on that show.
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    Jun 10, 2013 9:02 PM GMT
    Coach_Mike said

    Yeah, he didn't seem nearly as good in the brief snippet I saw. The original Girl was out the night I saw Once so don't know about her. I saw Patina Miller in Hair and thought she was awesome. Also, I'm pretty sure I saw that Sasha lady from The Voice in Hair although they are really hesitant to mention any previous experience on that show.

    Yeah wasn't a fan of him! He was trying too hard to belt the notes but sounded more like a yell. But yeah saw Once with original cast...it was amazing. But you are right Sasha was in Hair! Idk why they never mentioned it. She is pretty good too.
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    Jun 10, 2013 9:13 PM GMT
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    ART_DECO saidIt shouldn't be surprising that the Tony Awards show, which doesn't get as much attention as the Oscars, has the better stage performances between category presentations. It does represent the Broadway stage, and many of the performers, costumes and sets are coming directly from current shows right there in New York City. No 1-night Hollywood Oscars telecast is ever gonna equal that.

    The second thing that struck me was how wonderfully Radio City Music Hall serves a production like this, and how magical the place continues to look. The Great Stage, still one of the world's largest, has more backstage and fly space than most others, too, allowing for all those rapid scene changes, and hundreds of performers to appear costumed so quickly. Not to mention some of the most complex & extensive stage elevators in the world, even 80 years after they were built. Nothing in Hollywood can touch it.

    And of course it's one of the finest examples from the golden age of Art Deco architecture, from the incredible arched ceiling coves of the Hall to the great chandeliers of the Lobby, even the offices and the restroom lounges, every corner embellished with lavish Art Deco styling. It was from seeing a movie there in 1954 that I acquired my life-long love of Art Deco style.

    Some places are just magical icon_smile.gif

    I think Radio City Music Hall is the finest theatre in the United States, a national treasure. What continues to astonish me is the genius that created it, over 80 years ago, and yet has never been surpassed.

    Architecturally, technically, theatrically, not another place on Earth can match it, all these decades later. In this age of overnight digital obsolescence I've gotta admire something that still works the best after 8 decades.
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    Jun 10, 2013 9:21 PM GMT
    Kwokpot said
    I would have to agree with everything you wrote, the Music Hall looked STUNNING last night! I still remember going to see movies there, Tora, Tora, Tora was one that I remember quite vividly.

    Was there still a stage show, along with the movie, when you attended? The very stage itself is a show, that can lift, rotate, even move the entire orchestra from down in the pit to the back of the stage while it's performing. Today there's also laser lighting and all those effects, but physically there's hardly a theatre on Earth that can do what Radio City does.