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I am so excited to be blogging about the Tony Awards- quite possibly my favourite night of the year with so many incredible performances to watch endlessly on Youtube. Picking a performance for my first blog was a tough decision, but I settled on Chicago.
Long before Rob Marshall’s Oscar winning film adaptation, there was the 1996 Broadway revival. After seeing the cast perform “All That Jazz” on the Rosie O’Donnell Show, I remember calling my local HMV to find out when the recording was being released and putting the date on my calendar so that my mom could drive me to the mall so I could buy it right away; it still remains one of my favourite cast recordings. Every single track is exciting to listen to- you get such a strong sense of what it would have been like to have been in the audience watching it. More
Well ladies and gentleman, today marks the last Tony Tuesday blog from me. For this last entry, I wanted to veer away from Tony performances and instead look to the most iconic, strange, and beautiful acceptance speeches in Tony history.
While my list of “favourite musicals” constantly evolves as more shows are written, the one constant over the past decade has to be Avenue Q. This brilliant show was conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx with a book by Jeff Whitty (Bring It On) and direction from Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect). Avenue Q has to be among the funniest shows ever written. More
And for the fifth time in six years, the host for this year’s Tony Awards is Neil Patrick H…wait…he’s not hosting? Who is? Someone new?! No? Hugh Jackman again? Okay!
Because of the long break since the last blog, I thought we should go back to basics and look at a show that for many of us started our passion for theatre.
Can you guess what it is?