Sunday, June 07, 2015
Yes, ok, I know I had virtually vanished for an extended period.
It happens - - like life.
So for today, I'm back with a couple of prognostications. It's not a full list, just some highlights for this year's Tony Awards.
This is a very competitive season for Broadway. There are many good shows out there. There are some not-as-good shows out there too. Nominees have come in from both sides of that coin.
An American in Paris
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
Best Revival - Musical
The King and I
Best Revival - Play
Best Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris - hands down
Best Actress in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara - she should have won for South Pacific, this should be her second Tony IMHO
Best Actor in a Play
Alex Sharp - a breakout performance for this newcomer
Best Actress in a Play
Helen Mirren - 'nough said
Best Director - Musical
Sam Gold - I'll be surprised if one musical takes anything close to a clean sweep of its nominations
Christopher Wheeldon - Josh Bergasse did truly admirable and beautiful work in On The Town, but AAIP is a 2-act ballet with songs and scenes.
Best Director - Play
We'll check back in later this week.