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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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Comments

Sarah Lena

Don't let Billy Joe talk.

Alyssa

I feel a little bit weird about the Greenday-Broadway combo, not gonna lie.

jodifur

@M.B.-they were DYING to take Michael. They got seats in the "flying circle." Am Ex was like, you can hold on to them but we are advising all customers to take a refund.

I was like whatever mom, this is going to be TERRIBLE.

Sarah Lena

Eighty thousand epileptics watching TV just started seizing.

jodifur

@Alyssa-you will be shocked to know I did not like this. With me not liking Spring Awakening and all.

Alyssa

I just do not buy broadway singers doing Green Day. Like... at all. And they can't make me.

Sarah Lena

I don't like this. At.all.

Miss Banshee

I have no quarrel with this show. Rent had its place in the 90s, this is the Rent of 2010. I put it in the same category as Hair, yanno?

Alyssa

haha, I guess I never thought about the connection. At least with Spring Awakening it wasn't like you'd already heard Billy Joe sing the songs a million times. I could buy a rock musical, but not a musical based on rock... does that make sense outside of my head?

jodifur

M.B.-I loved, loved, loved Rent. This isn't Rent. It's like a jukebox musical. But not. I can't even explain it. It's a lot of yelling.

I'd rather see rock of ages again.

Alyssa

Mmmm... I put it more in the same category as "Jersey Boys". I have great disdain.

Miss Banshee

@Alyssa, I see what you're saying, but the same could be said of Tommy, right? I dunno, I just wanna see the show. I could be totally wrong.

Sarah Lena

There are some musicians/bands that feel right (and have the passion for) being transpired onto the stage.

Green Day just feels like they went, "Yeah, cool. More $$$. Sure, why the hell not?"

jodifur

@Alyssa-ha! I liked jersey boys.

@M.B.-you might like it. It's interesting.

Alyssa

I actually don't dis-like Jersey Boys, although I haven't seen it. I mean, I like the Four Seasons. But the idea of Jukebox musicals in general are not my cup of tea. I would agree that Am. Idiot is in the same category.

jodifur

@Sarah-there music didn't transfer well, your right about that. And there was yelling.

But, some people love it! It has a really strong fan base.

Alyssa

haha @Nathan Lane

Sarah Lena

I love LOVE love Nathan Lane and Bebe Neu.. yes.

jodifur

@Alyssa-the interesting thing about Jersey boys is that they don't use the music to tell the story a la mama mia or rock of ages, the music is in the background. It's my favorite of the jukebox genre. But in general I would prefer something original. But they just aren't doing them anymore.

Miss Banshee

Bebe and Nathan are killing me. Bravo, writers.

JennL

you've got to be kidding.

Sarah Lena

WHOA.. Sheree Renee Scott looks ROUGH.

Also, CZJ won the Tony?! That performance was NOT good. Hope she was better in the run.

Alyssa

secret confession: my old VHS tape of "Finian's Rainbow" with Fred Astaire and Petula Clark is my go-to comfort movie. Awful musical, really. But God, how I love it.

Miss Banshee

Ugh. Stunt casting. Can't believe people like Christiane Noll got passed over for stunt casting.

jodifur

@Alyssa-oh g-d I hate Finnan's rainbow. That and Brigadoon. Maybe B/c I was in both in high school and it brings up terrible rehearsal memories.

Alyssa

WTF, Tonys?! Catherina Zeta!? You're dead to me!

Alyssa

Wow. She was even more annoying than while she was singing. Shocking.

jodifur

I did not see that one coming. He won the London equivalent though.

Miss Banshee

Heehee, Jodi I am RIGHT THERE WITH YOU re: Finnian's Rainbow and Brigadoon.

Alyssa

Jodifur- I know, I know. I have no excuse. I grew up on it is my only justification. I can't help myself.

jodifur

@M.B.-have you seen Kismet? That's on my list too.

jodifur

@Alyssa-I can't talk. I watch the new 90210. And the new melrose place. I'm shameful.

Miss Banshee

Jodi, I hate Kismet too. Oh! And Oklahoma.

jodifur

@M.B.-7 brides for 7 brothers? Carousel? oh, oh, State Fair?

Miss Banshee

I hate them ALL, Jodi! We're such bad theatre geeks.

Alyssa

Carousel and Oklahoma is where altos go to die. Fierce hatred for them both.

jodifur

@M.B.-I can keep going.

Miss Banshee

Let's wrap this puppy up, Bernadette!

Alyssa

Bernadette has not changed one bit in 15 years. I would make that deal with the devil in a split second.

jodifur

Memphis is totally not going to win.

Alyssa

WHOA!

Miss Banshee

JODI WINS! JODI WINS! JODI WINS!

JennL

MEMPHIS BABY!!!

jodifur

WAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Alyssa

almost makes up for the zeta-jones debacle. Almost.

jodifur

This is such a good show. And yeah for an ORIGINAL MUSICAL with actual talent. See if it tours people. Sooooo good.

jodifur

Oh look......mics.

Miss Banshee

EVERYONE!!!!!!!! Thanks SO MUCH for coming! We had a blast, did we not? See ya for the next big awards show!

Alyssa

Woohoo! A happy ending! Thanks for the lovely company, folks. I am going to BED!

jodifur

Night all. Thanks for letting me theater geek out with you. And thanks Miss Banshee for hosting.

JennL

G'night all.

Trout Towers

I just got in. Anyone know what happened with Sarah Ruhl's Vibrator Play?






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