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Tony Awards

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Screw the Lakers-Celtics. I'll tune in for the fourth quarter, cause nobody's doing anything until then anyway.

    So, the Tonys...

    First of all, Green Day kicked ass in that opening. Seemed to inject some youth and blood into the ceremonies. Then, Katie Holmes and Harry Potter make the first presentation and made me think "Huh. I guess Tom Cruise isn't as much a midget as Katie's a friggin' tall girl."

    She towered — heel-aided, I'm sure — over Daniel Radcliffe.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    We have Tonys on tape so my son can watch the NBA game on the "real" TV in the house. I'll tune into Tonys tomorrow (and avoid this thread tonight).

    Thanks for starting. Usually doesn't draw much interest but I think the "theater" community around here has grown some.

    First time in years I haven't seen any of the nominees. Many years recently, I've been all (at least in the musical categories).

    Got to get back in that theater habit.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Cruise is still a midget. I think Katie is 5-foot-9.

    My love for Kathy Griffin keeps me from making fun of those watching the Tonys. :D
  4. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    I usually don't pay much attention to Broadway, but dig the Tonys. Sort of "best of" performance, with all the nominated plays doing performances. Had no idea that "Fences" was being done on Broadway again. Lead actor was nominated. Love that play.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The Tony's is a must for Law and Order watchers. You can play the game, Victim, Perp, Witness or Lawyer.
  6. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Holy crap! Denzel's doing "Fences"? How did I miss this? Wilson's best work, even if it is Pittsburgh-centric (Hey, us Northern Ohioans take our grudges seriously).

    And the Cleveland-Pittsburgh rivalry goes Broadway: Fences, based in Pitt, and "Lend Me a Tenor," based in Cleveland, are both up for best revival.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Great play ! Will be next to impossible for Denzel to top the work of James Earl Jones.
  8. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Oh, yeah. JEJ just owned it. That's how I first saw it: A video of his performance. I think that's probably a big reason I became so enamored of the play. Just stunning, striking, jaw-dropping performance by him.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Wasn't thrilled with the Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele numbers. Thought some of the other productions were hampered by technical issues.
  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Not hosted by NPH = Dead to me.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    So endeth the streak, Tonys, Emmys, appearance at the Oscars and nothin' tonight. But he is going to host the BET Honors next month, so there is that.
  12. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    I thought Hayes was decent, with a HUGE assist by Chenoweth. Her bit, coming out and doing an acceptance speech, then fainting when she learned she wasn't even nominated was priceless. So, too, was the schtick with Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuworth not being nom'd.
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