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This Week’s Message

Today’s Quote: “What defines us is how well we rise after falling.”

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This Week’s Message

Sometimes this is the best way to handle your day……

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NY, NY What a Wonderful Town!

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<—— Tonys Host Hugh Jackman will be returning to Broadway later this year. Meanwhile. he hosted this year’s Tony Awards. Yum.

Below are my thoughts on the Tony Awards broadcast tonight in order of appearance  (SPOILER WEST COAST DON’T READ FOR ANOTHER 3 HOURS!):

(My fave moments are in blue)

I love a singing and dancing Hugh! Not sure though what the hopping was about in the opening. And he raps!

The Tonys are about celebrating LIVE theatre and I am reminded  every year when we watch the TV broadcast how much I love the theatre . (I’ve been watching since the first broadcast in 1967 when I was a teen. Yes I’m a geek.)

The fast paced opening was fun. Loved the cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT.

If you adore LES MIZ, you loved their song, ONE DAY MORE. (Sorry not a fan of the show, but they sounded great.)

AN ASIDE…..I remember watching the Grammys (which I appreciate because of my own background in the music world)….and it took almost an hour for ONE award to be given out! Tonys are kicking it.

Disney gets flack still to this day for turning their movies to Broadway shows, but you have to admit, 90% of the time, it works! LOVED the ALADDIN production number with resident genie, James Iglehart (and of course he won the Tony!).

Idina Menzel! Talent with a capital T.

Clint Eastwood. Sigh. Bless him for bringing Jersey Boys to the big screen (opening June 20th). But God, he’s older than dirt.

Rocky is a musical. That’s all I got.

CABARET! What can you say? Alan Cumming is dangerous!

AN ASIDE: I was in repertory theatre in So Cali a zillion years ago with Jefferson Mays (A Gentlemen’s Guide). He was and still is waaaaay more talented than I.

Audra MacDonald is so darn classy. First stand major O of the night. 6th Tony win! Bravo!

Did you agree with Bryan Cranston winning for Best Actor? I felt all the others were more deserving. JMHO

When Ru Paul shows up, you KNOW Neil Patrick Harris is coming up….and there’s a lap dance for Sting.

Nice presentation of the Best Play awards with a bit from each play. Tis hard to present the plays for TV and make them accessible.

AN ASIDE: Fun to see these trending topics on twitter right now: #Tonys, #Hedwig, #NPH, and #Cosmos. What a combo. It’s two hours in, and the show has not had a dull, boring moment. Moving at a nice clip.

VIOLET with Sutton Foster. Some love her, some don’t. Whatever. She is laughing all the way to the bank.

STING still has it in spades. Looking forward to his show, The Last Ship, coming to Broadway this fall.

WICKED 10th year tribute. Only 10 years? Seems like 100! LOL  Seriously though, just a reminder that many successful shows don’t necessarily win Tonys. (Avenue Q won best musical in 2003, not Wicked.)

LL Cool J and T-I? I’m confused. Is this just here so we can see that Hugh can rap? Okay then.

Jefferson Mays was robbed! Yeah, Neil Patrick Harris was awesome but so was Jeff. Thoughts?

Carole King is a nice success story. Fun to have her come out and sing with the BEAUTIFUL cast. Congrats to tonight’s winner, Jesse Mueller.

AN ASIDE: Okay now I am getting tired.  2 1/2 hours. Is this almost over?

Bullets Over Broadway. An afterthought. Which is a shame. So much talent to squeeze into one night.

Tina Fey. Just because.  Introducing Jennifer Hudson. Just because.

Final awards (look for link below for ALL the awards, including the technical ones):

BEST REVIVAL PLAY: A Raisin in the Sun.     BEST PLAY: ALL THE WAY

BEST REVIVAL MUSICAL:  HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH.   BEST MUSICAL: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.

All the winners (many were announced before the broadcast) are here at this link.

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Tonys are this Sunday

Do you have any favorites you are hoping to hear from this Sunday at the Tonys? Tony-Awards_2010_Opening

Anyone you are rooting for to take home the coveted award?

Hugh Jackman will be an amazing host, that’s a given!