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Tony Awards Open Thread HERE 8 PM ET!!!

Tonyaward  Oh YEAH, people, let's get our theatre geek jam ON!!!! Come right here and hit the comments at 8 PM ET on CBS for the festivities, hosted by Just Jack - I mean, Sean Hayes!

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 Hit those comments with all your theatre geekatude and snark! 







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Comments

Miss Banshee

Join me here at 8 pm, cats and kittens!

Miss Banshee

Just Jack is gonna sing us in, people! Is it true that Cheno outed him or am I slow in my closet-freeing goss?

jodifur

I'm here! Sean Hayes was so good in Promises, Promises. That was not a good show though.

Miss Banshee

and the sound dept for the Tonys does NOT get an Emmy this year.

jodifur

I'm going back to NYC in Nov. Million $ quartet is so on my list of what I want to see!

jodifur

OHMYG-d Memphis was fantastic!

Miss Banshee

Sure Cheno is an amazing talent, but i'll always be in awe of not her voice, but her ability to LIVE in those spike heels she always wears.

Miss Banshee

So are they gonna make a new category for these dance shows with no original music or live singing? They're not revivals, they're not traditional musicals, they're reviews, right? God, I'm such a theatre snob.

jodifur

Fela is going to win best musical. But Memphis really should win.

Miss Banshee

I smell a sweep from "American Idiot," "Rent" stylie.

Sarah Lena

I'm sorry. I am the lone unfan of Green Day on Broadway.

jodifur

I say Fella. But I'm rooting for Memphis.

Sarah Lena

I also am not a fan of gLee making an appearance. It's not singing if autotune is involved.

jodifur

One thing you don't realize about Chenoworth is she is tiny. TINY.

Nice shout out to the NEWSWEEK article.

Miss Banshee

Oh SNAP re: closeted right wingers watching in secret! Just Jack is doing vair well right now.

jodifur

@Sarah-

I didn't like American Idiot. There, I said it.

Sarah Lena

I FORGOT SCARLETTE JOHANSSEN IS MARRIED TO MY BOYFRIEND.

Miss Banshee

Ryan Reynolds' arms should be nominated for every awards show. Even the Westminster Dog Show. EVERY AWARD GOES TO RYAN REYNOLDS' ARMS.

Sarah Lena

Oh, it's our fave.. KATIE HOLMES, THE TRIPLE THREA.. oh, I couldn't even get it out without laughing.

Amy Phillips

Wow is Radcliffe that short?

jodifur

KATIE HOLMES IS GOING TO BE IN A MUSICAL???????????

Sarah Lena

Also, she's got major over-boob.

Miss Banshee

Katie-Bot and Harry Potter, proving Tom Cruise's true height difference to his "wife"

Amy Phillips

Please don't let ScarJo win. DAMMIT! She's NOT that good.

jodifur

I do not like ScarJo. I don't get it.

Miss Banshee

You're married to Ryan Reynolds' arms and you don't kiss him when you win a Tony? WAT?

Amy Phillips

Dear God, make her SHUT UP!

Sarah Lena

@MissBanshee -- YES. Dude, I wouldn't have to win an award to kiss him, but if you're definitely a winner? DO NOT KISS YOUR COSTAR FIRST.

Sarah Lena

Tonys don't have play-off music?

jodifur

RICKY MARTIN IS COMING TO BROADWAY?????????

I can't handle this.

Miss Banshee

I've seen clips of "Million Dollar Quartet" and of course the original recordings and it's stellar, but it's not an original musical. There, I said it.

Sarah Lena

I love theatre. This does my soul good.

Sarah Lena

I thought the same thing about Moving Out, MB.

jodifur

@Miss Banshee-

there is no original musical theater anymore. That is why I loved Memphis so much. It was the first original thing I had seen in years.

Miss Banshee

@Jodi, I saw Ricky in one of the trillion times I saw Les Miz and WHOA was he not good. I hope he's improved in the many years since. I feel he has.

Sarah Lena

TypePad is giving me hell tonight. Why do I have to a captcha every time?

jodifur

@M.B.-

They said he was doing Evita? That's a tough role.

Miss Banshee

@Sarah Lena, you gotta sign into Typepad, sweetpea!

Maria

I am so annoyed that I missed the beginning.

Miss Banshee

Evita with Ricky Martin? That's...interesting.

Sarah Lena

Oh, look at how much better that is. DUR.

Shit like this is WHY I do theatre. I need to be directed.

Maria

And now I'll never catch up! POUT.

Sarah Lena

How do y'all feel about film celebs being on Broadway? Yay or nay or dependent on celeb?

jodifur

@M.B.-right? Evita w/ Ricky Martin? And who is going to play Eva Peron? Miley Cyrus?

@Maria-Green Day played and they did a medley from the nominated shows. Sean and Kristen C. Kissed. Scar Jo won for best featured actress. I best you could catch the songs on you tube tomorrow.

Miss Banshee

@Sarah Lena it really depends on the "star." I think it showed that Daniel Radcliffe can really act, and it gives a chance for stars who started in theatre to go back to their roots, but stunt casting can easily go terribly wrong.

Sarah Lena

YAY FOR LA CAGE! I'm a sucker for it.

Miss Banshee

Does Kelsey Grammar's toupee get a Tony nod?

jodifur

@Sarah-I think it depends on the celeb. Equity used to hate it, but I think if it brings much needed attention to theater I don't mind.

Miss Banshee

@Maria don't say that! We love that you're here!

Miss Banshee

@Maria don't say that! We love that you're here!

jodifur

My parents saw La Cage. They said Kelsey Grammer was unbelievable.

Alyssa

seems like slim pickings this year. Sad face. Sorry, am late to the party!

Sarah Lena

Ladies and gentlemen, THIS IS WHAT LIVE THEATRE CAN DO.

jodifur

@Alyssa-I saw Memphis and loved it. I'm really pulling for it. I think Fella is going to win. M.B. thinks Am. Idiot is going to win.

Miss Banshee

Hi Alyssa! We're thrilled you're here, dahling!

Amy Phillips

Love La cage! Sing it!

Miss Banshee

I gotta start volunteer ushering again. I haven't seen a show in ages, and I'm FAR too close to NYC for excuses.

Alyssa

K, so I'm mega theater nerd to the max, but I know NOTHING of Fela! Probably something to do with my insane year, but I gotta say I'm pulling for Memphis. And, I agree, people dancing to Frank Sinatra's voice does not equal Tony-worthy.

Sarah Lena

How did I not know about this contest on YouTube to be shown at the Tonys?! I MISSED MY BIG BREAK.

Miss Banshee

tis vair vair difficult to do an open thread with two kittens on one's keyboard. HIE THEE AWAY, SMALL FURRY ONES!

jodifur

@Alyssa-it is reggae and caribean music. I haven't seen it. I'm also a theater nerd to the max.

Miss Banshee

Alyssa, I was a theatre major in college. Geek to the MAX over heah.

Sarah Lena

I haven't heard Fela, but Neil Patrick Harris LOVED it. Said it was a very physical show.

Sarah Lena

WOW.

Alyssa

@ M.B. and jodifur- it appears I have found my people!

Holy crap, Sean Hayes.

God, I loved "Nine"

Miss Banshee

The writers of the zingers Just Jack is banging out better get some Emmy nods.

Sarah Lena

My husband used to work with Kenny Leon in Atlanta. He just jizzed a little bit at the realization that he knows a Tony nominee.

jodifur

I've heard really good things about Red.

Miss Banshee

Good to see "Red" getting awards, it being an ORIGINAL piece (nothing against Fences or View from a Bridge, but they freaking swept the first time they were performed.) /snob rant

jodifur

okay typepad, what's up with captcha? I'm logged in and everything. You are really starting to piss me off.

Alyssa

Agreed, Miss Banshee. And double that sentiment for original musicals.

Mary Beth Graham

I swear, Antonio Banderas could read the phone book and I'd be swooning!

jodifur

I cannot say enough good things about Memphis.

I'll stop now.

jodifur

You know one of the original members of Bon Jovi wrote the music for Memphis?

Mary Beth Graham

I have to read up on this Red - I've never heard of it and it seems to be winning everything!

Alyssa

Vibrator play sounds amazing.

Miss Banshee

"Next Fall" is on my TKTS list, for certain. as is "Red."

Miss Banshee

All these plays sound amazing. WHY IS B'WAY SO EXPENSIVE?!?!?!??

jodifur

Laura Linney is always on Broadway. I think she just play hops.

Alyssa

What is up with sound and general production on this show? Did anyone else hear what sounded like someone giving camera directions there?

Mary Beth Graham

Jon Bon Jovi is looking good!

jodifur

MEMPHIS WAS SO GOOD.

Miss Banshee

@Alyssa, the writing is fab, but the production, especially sound, is TERRIBLE. WTF?

jodifur

@Alyssa-I think Cris Noth screwed up and they were directing him. But yes, you should not have heard it.

Alyssa

Oh no! When did Angela Lansbury get so OLD?!?!?!



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