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I love that the first news I heard when I turned on my radio this morning was that Spamalot got ELEVEN FOURTEEN (Hi, I'm Val, and I can't keep a number or a name in my head for thirty seconds today...) Tony nominations. Main thing I care about: Sara Ramirez, Diva Extraordinaire and Heiress Apparent to Madeline Kahn, is up for Featured Actress in a Musical. *bounce*

Knew Norbert Leo Butz was in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, but didn't realize Sherie Rene Scott was too. NLB, John Lithgow, Hank Azaria AND Tim Curry (and one other poor bastard whose identity I've managed to misplace in the last thirty seconds) are up for Leading Actor in a Musical. Holy Hannah, that is some field.

Had vaguely heard there was an On Golden Pond revival, but didn't know James Earl Jones was leading it. Duuuuuuude.

First time since '97 I've actually seen one of the shows in the running (albeit pre-B'way), which is pretty cool.


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May. 10th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
I would give so much to see James Earl Jones on stage....
May. 10th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
*nods vigorously*
May. 10th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
Actually, Spamalot got 14 nominations, although I would rather have seen David Hyde Pierce get a nomination than Tim Curry. I felt he did a better job with a more demanding (and more interesting) role.
May. 10th, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC)
Actually, Spamalot got 14 nominations

Whoops! What I get for posting on the fly when my mind was halfway elsewhere. Thanks.

As for Pierce vs. Curry...tough call, but I'd have to agree.
May. 10th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
Actually, Spamalot got 14 nominations

Whoops! What I get for posting on the fly when my mind was halfway elsewhere. Thanks.

I was gonna let that one go.... ;)

I saw something on the nomination list about "Little Women" being a musical this year. Am I hallucinating? Do you have any information on this? (Is it actually a play and not a musical?)
May. 10th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
No, it's a musical. I haven't heard the music, but it's been compared to Jane Eyre in quality. Or perhaps simply because they're adolescent classics, people will automatically compare them. I haven't heard much about it that was good besides that Sutton Foster is very good. Apparently, it starts with Jo recounting her stories to her beloved Professor, and that's one of the smaller liberties taken with the text. I don't mind taking liberties (I just had a production of a play about Alcott, so yeah...I'd be hypocritical if I did), but from what I've heard, they weren't taken for any sort of reason.

I ought to know more considering I'm possibly world's biggest Alcott dork, but I don't.
May. 10th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
It was more than I had before, so thank you for that.

There are a lot of ways to turn that book into a perfectly functional musical without messing with the text...you'd think if they did take liberties, they would at least be defensible ones. ::scowl::

I still can't read the part where Beth dies without crying.
May. 10th, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC)
I'd forgotten about that -- heard something about it recently (on NPR, possibly). Maureen McGovern is Marmee, and it is a musical, but that's all I know. Lessee... Yup, here 'tis..
May. 11th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
Tony Noms
The way the nominations fell out is going to for some craziness.

For instance, if Norbert had been placed in the featured category he'd be a shoo-in, having to compete for the lead with Lithgow and the Spamalot leads makes it harder, its a shame because he deserves to win for Scoundrel's he's the best thing in it! But the sympathy vote will go to Tim Curry (cause lets face it, we all want to see Frank-n-furter win a Tony)

Victoria Clark will take Best actress, she's amazing, its a huge part and she's due.

Supporting actor musical is weird- I loved McGrath and Sieber, both are vets- McGrath is slightly more visible as Patsy- but still- tough call.

Supporting actress- I'm for Sara Ramierez, she's frikkin amazing. Kelli O'Hara will be tough, not because she's good but because its a dramatic role. On the other hand Bolger could pull it off because people will feel bad for her not getting to do "Piazza" and it'll be throwing a bone to Spelling Bee

Best score is going to be between Yazbek and Guettel. It'll go to Guettel because he's the future of "serious" musicals and Piazza is the most adventerous score.

May. 13th, 2005 04:47 am (UTC)
Tony Night
I don't suppose I can come over to your place to watch?
May. 13th, 2005 01:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Tony Night
Sounds like a plan to me. It'll help me remember when they actually are this year -- I missed the last couple. %-}
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