Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Little Bit of Broadway

Once

June 10th is the date for the Tony Award winners to be announced. There are lots of wonderful musicals nominated this year, and over the next few weeks we will listen to as many as I can fit into the time allotted (and are released, which is actually the bigger problem.)


Nonimated this year are:

Best Musical:
Leap of faith
Newes
Nice Work if you can get it
Once

Best revivial nominees are:
Evita
Jesus Christ Superstar
Follies
Porgy and Bess

Best Score:
Bonnie & Clyde
Newsies
One man, Two Guvnors
Peter and the Star catcher

Best Book
Lysistrata Jones
Newsies
Nice Work if ou can get it
Once

Today we are listening to Once, based on the 2006 indie movie of the same name. The guy and girl – he’s an irish street singer, she is an Czech immigrant, - meet, fall in love and yet go their separate ways in this bittersweet romance. It’s been nominated for11 Tony Awards.

To finish the time, having absolutely nothing to do with the Tonys, it's a rerelease of the 1962 concert at Carnegis Hall of Carol Burnet and Julie Andrews.

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