Tony Awards highlights from Neil Patrick Harris, winning musicals and more!

Staying up to watch the Tony Awards last night was well worth it for me. Below is a video gallery featuring some of my favorite Tony Awards highlights, including numbers from the best new musical (Kinky Boots) and best revival of a musical (Pippin). Of course, there are also a few numbers from brilliant host … Continue reading Tony Awards highlights from Neil Patrick Harris, winning musicals and more!

Tony Award winners: Ladies make history and Chicago shows win

Among the 2013 Tony Award winners were some history makers, largely women. Cyndi Lauper, Pam MacKinnon, Diane Paulus, and Patina Miller each broke barriers for women in theatre. Meanwhile Kinky Boots and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? both of which originated in Chicago won top awards for best musical and best revival of a play, … Continue reading Tony Award winners: Ladies make history and Chicago shows win

Who is Tracy Letts and why is he so f’ing talented?

Will Tracy Letts win the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play on Sunday, June 9? It wouldn't be his first Tony Award, but it would be his first for acting. He previously won for writing August: Osage County, a play that also won him a Drama Desk Award and a little thing called a Pulitzer Prize! … Continue reading Who is Tracy Letts and why is he so f’ing talented?

Are best actress awards sexist? Could a chick beat Tom Hanks?

Are best actress awards sexist? I never thought about that until I wrote my post about Cyndi Lauper's chances of becoming the first solo woman to win the Tony Award for best original score. In referencing which awards have not been won by women I used this phrase: "Other than the male acting awards..." That … Continue reading Are best actress awards sexist? Could a chick beat Tom Hanks?

Tony Awards: Cyndi Lauper could be the first woman to win Best Score

The Tony Awards are on Sunday, June 9, and I want Cyndi Lauper to win Best Original Score. I don't want Cyndi Lauper to win because I think the music from Kinky Boots is incredible. Actually, I haven't heard more than a few snippets of it. I want Cyndi Lauper to win simply because she'd … Continue reading Tony Awards: Cyndi Lauper could be the first woman to win Best Score