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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

JennL

walken was robbed!

Kelly Beckman-Crabtree

Enough about God folks. He's busy trying to stop an oil spill.

Kelly Beckman-Crabtree

Enough about God folks. He's busy trying to stop an oil spill.

Alyssa

Awkward, Denzel... learn the name of the committee giving out the awards BEFORE the show. No more Tonys for you.

JennL

it pisses me off when recipients can even get who gave them their award correct.

jodifur

I had no idea they produced fella.

Kelly Beckman-Crabtree

Is Jada wearing a banquet napkin?

Sarah Lena

Okay, TypePad has decided to play nice with me.

I'M BACK.

Just in time for Fela!

JennL

i wonder if anthropologie will be carrying a turban like that in the fall line?

Sarah Lena

I'm already digging Fela. Sadly, it's one of those shows I'll never ever be cast in. Like Miss Saigon.

JennL

all i'm sayin is that i could use a good turban. even tom and lorenzo said turbans are coming back...but, i digress.

Miss Banshee

I get B'way commercials INCESSANTLY. Why haven't I heard of Fela? That's a damn shame, man. (In other news, if I see one more "South Pacific" ad, I'm going to Elvis my tv)

Sarah Lena

Just kidding! I can totally be a white girl in this show! There was just one!

jodifur

I think Fela is going to win.

@Sarah, yeah your back! I found captcha got me if I tried to post too many comments at once.

Miss Banshee

Deep apologies for people getting captcha issues. No idea how to fix it. So sorry, dudes!

JennL

I'm still pulling for Memphis.

Miss Banshee

I still think Am. Idiot will get the big one. But I have a tendency to be horribly wrong when it comes to gambling.

jodifur

The Tony's are tweeting about internet outages in the media room. Um, fix the sound issues.

Sarah Lena

My husband pointed out that the national commercials that are running during the Tonys are similar to the ones that run midday during the soap operas. I just thought was an interesting observation.

jodifur

MEMPHIS! (but Fela is going to win.)

Alyssa

based on past Tony winners I'm gonna have to agree with Jodifur. Fela FTW. But I am still holding out some hope for Memphis.

jodifur

I loved Rock of Ages. It was not original and really dumb but it is high energy and oh so much fun.

jodifur

@Alyssa! Wahoo! No one ever agrees with me.

Miss Banshee

OT while Michael Douglas yaps? I'm just going to go ahead and pretend the spiderweb cocoon I just found on my back porch is for a beautiful butterfly, not fourteen million spiders. I'm itchy already.

JennL

once again we return to the year of the octogenarian...

jodifur

I did not like In The Heights. It was like a cross between Fiddler on the Roof and Rent. And I like both Fiddler and Rent. But not together.

Miss Banshee

PLEASE DO SOMETHING CRAZY, PAULA.

Alyssa

FOSSE!

couldn't resist.

Sarah Lena

Am all sorts of scratchy now for Miss Banshee.

JennL

paula looks like a robot, too stiff!

Miss Banshee

@Sarah Lena! BUTTERFLY! It's a BUTTERFLY DAMMIT!

Alyssa

Am not feeling "Come Fly Away". Makes me stabby.

JennL

ditto.

Miss Banshee

Choreography is the only award this show should get a nomination for. If that makes me a snob, so be it.

jodifur

Didn't Equity use to not allow pre recorded music? When did that change? I'm not anti Tyla Tharp I'm just not sure this is a musical. At least Moving Out had singing.

Sarah Lena

Come Fly Away is CRAZY sloppy. Too much SYTYCD, but still. Am a damn dance genius now.

JennL

although that girl is quite a kickass dancer.

Alyssa

this dancing has so very little to do with Sinatra or even that era... #missing the point

jodifur

Ok, here is the thing about Promises, Promises. The show is terrible. But the performances are good. And I saw it the week of that Newsweek article and you just wanted to hug Sean Hayes.

Sarah Lena

Love crazy campy choreography (PROMISES, PROMISES!)

JennL

@jodifur I always want to hug Sean Hayes. He's so cuddly...

jodifur

I call sweep by Fella.

Miss Banshee

YAY BILL T. JONES!!!! Well deserved, from that performance tonight alone.

jodifur

I did not like Spring Awakening. (I know, shameful.)

Sarah Lena

HIS PARTNER IS A JEDI BOB SAGET!!

Miss Banshee

Is Bill T Jones's partner wearing a bathrobe?

Miss Banshee

DEAD PEOPLE MONTAGE!

jodifur

ohmyg-d it's 10:15 can we move on? (sorry, RIP.)

Miss Banshee

Completely and totally forgot Dixie Carter died. Was I asleep that day? I'm a terrible pop culture writer.

Sarah Lena

I hate award show memoriams because I have already grieved and moved on and then I get all sad again.

But I do love the Nick Drake AT&T commercial.

Alyssa

Jodifur... we have a parting of ways over "Spring Awakening". Looooooove it.

jodifur

@Alyssa-I wanted to love it. But, I just didn't. Maybe it was the production I saw? I saw a touring production and sometimes they are not as good? I like the music. I don't know. I think I just missed something. I saw it with my sister and we were both kind of like, meh?

Sarah Lena

Well, THAT'S an outfit, Cate.

Miss Banshee

Who is Kate Blanchett wearing? She looks FIERCE.

jodifur

I want to get Cate Blanchett a cookie.

Alyssa

I actually saw it in DC, so similar thing, but I was already predisposed to love it because I'd been obsessed with the soundtrack for AWHILE.

Sarah Lena

She just pointed to the wrong person when she was talking about Denzel. #oldmoney

Alyssa

yes, play the music over her. She blew that one with the incredibly slow talking.

jodifur

@alyssa-ok, well, I saw it in D.C. (do you live here too?) so, I have nothing.

Alyssa

No, I was living in Philly at the time. Am in St. Louis now.

Miss Banshee

Now THAT was a great speech. Well done, Red producers.

jodifur

Laura Bell Bundy was fab in Legally Blonde.

Alyssa

GLEE!

Miss Banshee

GLEE GLEE GLEE GLEE GLEE!!!!!

jodifur

@Alyssa-ah, got ya.

jodifur

GLEE!!!!!!!!

JennL

GLEE! Squeee!

Sarah Lena

LBB looked awesome. (I'm trying to not be stabby that we're featuring Glee folks.)

Sarah Lena

LBB looked awesome. (I'm trying to not be stabby that we're featuring Glee folks.)

Miss Banshee

fantastic to see Matt Morrison back on stage.

Alyssa

ok, Matthew Morrison... he loves it so and it makes me love him.

Alyssa

OH NO! IS SHE OFF??????

jodifur

@Sarah-Matthew Morrison and Lea Michelle came from Broadway. I think that is why. An op ed in the NYT was complaining they were featuring shows that were not nominated. They would have a field day with this.

Miss Banshee

Idina! I mean, Babs! NO! I mean, LEA! (JK, I love her, but with those bangs, she looks EXACTLY like Idina Menzel.

Sarah Lena

@Jodi - Oh, I know.. I loved Lea back in the day. And Matthew's fine. I just .. I have very visceral and angry feelings about Glee. I feel like my love for genuine theatre is being threatened. :)

Miss Banshee

That last comment, was, of course, a NO DUH, M.B. since they cast Idina as her mom. *headdesk*

jodifur

@Sarah-really? I love genuine theater, and I love Glee. I look at them as two different things.

Miss Banshee

@Sarah Lena, I see Glee as a celebration of B'way on TV, which never happens (except at the Tonys) so I love it. Tomato, Tomahto.

Alyssa

Agreed, Jodifur. I have friends in the theater who HATE Glee. I don't think it's anywhere near the same category, but I love it just the same. I think if Lea and Matthew had not been cast theater lovers would not see as much cross-over.

jodifur

@Alyssa, @M.B., @Sarah-

Glee is campy, but some theater is campy. I just don't take it too seriously.

Miss Banshee

My love for Sean Hayes is only outdone by my love for NPH. Sean's doing fab.

jodifur

Spiderman the musical is NEVER coming. It's like 500 million trillion dollars over budget. My parents had tickets and had to return them. Am ex told them not to hold to them. They wanted to take Michael.

Alyssa

Predicting LA Cage, duh.

jodifur

no shocker on la cage winning.

Miss Banshee

@Jodi I totes agree, Spiderman will NEVER make it to the stage. And for good reason. Wise move, having your parents return the tix.






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