Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Little Bit of Broadway

It is the 67th Tony Awards today, given out for excellence in live Broadway theater.  The awards are being given out right now (they will be on tape delay tonight starting at 7pm.)  There are 4 musicals up for best musical, 4 for best revival of a musical, and other musicals that are nominated in many of the categories. 

So in honor of the Tony Awards, we listening to the winner of the very first Tony Award for Best Musical, Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate.  A play within a play, (actually, a musical within a musical)  quarellsome actors are involved in a production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shew.  Life imitates art!  And to fiish out the time, we'll py music from last year's Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Once.
Hint:  Spoilers Ahead!

Nominated for Best Musical
  • The Christmas Story
  • Kinky Boots - WINNER
  • Bring it on
  • Matilda the Musical
Best revival nominations are:
  • Annie
  • Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Pippin - WINNER
  • Cinderella
Other categories/winners include
Best Book:  Dennis Kelly - Matilda the Musical
Best Musical Score: Cyndi Lauper - Kinky Boots
Best orchestrations: Stephen Oremus -  Kinky Boots
Best Direction:  Diane Paulus - Pippin
Best Choreography:  Jerry Mitchell - Kinky Boots
Best Scenic Design: Rob Howell - Matilda the Musical
Best Costume Design: William Ivey Long - Cinderella
Best Lighting:  Hugh Vanstone - Matilda the Musical
Best Sound Design: John Shivers - Kinky Boots

And of Course

Leading Actor: Billy Porter - Kinky Boots
Leading Actress: Patina Miller - Pippin
Featured Actor: Gabriel Ebert -  Matilda the Musical
Featured Actress: Andrea Martin - Pippin

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