a theatre, film & pop culture review
Like the Oscars, red was the color of choice, but unlike their movie-star counterparts, these Broadway Babies did not have the funds, nor the stylists, to make the color work. Luckily for us all, there’s Judith Light, rockin’ a 1970s-glam-crazy-grandmother-look. Love her. But someone give a girl a cheeseburger already.
The Normal Heart Featured Actress winner Ellen Barkin was remorseful that she didn’t mention Joel Grey in her speech, but “my work experience was only with George.” Thus proving my theory correct that Joel Grey didn’t so much co-direct as reminisce about the days when he played Ned Weeks. Clearly he was much too busy forgetting his lines in Anything Goes.
Robert Morse! Matthew Broderick! Daniel Radcliffe!
The cast of How to Succeed offers the best production number of the evening, showcasing Rob Ashford’s super-clever and energetic choreography in “Brotherhood of Man.” Someone remind me again why Kathleen Marshall won for her tired tapping? As for D-Rad: you were robbed (of a nomination).
No, seriously, Al. What’s with the headband? …And the trollop?
Because there weren’t any (African American) theatre actors to introduce the number (about African Americans)…?
Expletive-happy and unable to hold a tune or remember her lines, she’s about to replace Bebe Neuwirth in The Addams Family. Naturally.
I thought the point of cutting loose Julie Taymor was to make the show, um…better.
Wait a minute — that’s not Raúl Esparza! And where are all their instruments?!
Lord love you, Frances McDormand, but surely that wasn’t your dressiest jean jacket. And I get that you LOVE your job, but you’re frightening D-Rad. Please tone down the cray-cray.
…goes to NPH. So much for “straightening out” these awards, buddy.
Ok, folks, that’s it for the 2011 Tony Awards!
I predicted 19 out of the 26 winners…not my best work, admittedly, but it was a good time. But not as good of a time as the 2012 Oscars will be! (Aww, yeah, get ready!)