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Audra, always a class act.
Alice Ripley, always a creeper, weirds out Brian d’Arcy James with her obsession with his eyebrows. Not exactly next to normal, Ripley.
Candy! Did you shellack an old quilt to make that shiny blue-flowered pantsuit?! And what is in that nest on top of your head?!
I’d like to see Rob Ashford choreograph My Left Footloose. He still won’t win a Tony, but it’ll be fucking awesome.
Did anyone see Sondheim’s reaction? Anyone??
Not technically part of the awards, true, but what a perfect collaboration between an emotionally manipulative musical and the master of emotional manipulation. I can’t lie: I’m kinda excited.
Man, I don’t remember Ghost the Musical‘s music being that bad. Oh, wait: that’s because I was drunk.
Relayed without comment.
A beautiful performance and a beautiful speech. Well deserved, sir.
If you believed the performances at this year’s awards, you’d think Porgy and Bess, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Once were the most exciting shows ever. But seriously: Josh Young, I’m sorry I missed you! You are like a rockin’, smokin’ hot Josh Groban.
Voters couldn’t even manage sympathy votes for the recently deceased famed designer, Eiko Ishioka. Way harsh, voters, way harsh. (Love your sparkly costumes, though, Greg Barnes!)
“Sir, you were my first crush. When that whistle was blown in the The Sound of Music… it made my day.”
Me too, Nina, me too. And because of that, and your infectious charm, I am A-Ok with you takin’ this one from the Lavin. (Though she’s not, so you might want to keep your distance.)
James Corden, get it. You AND your baby mamma.
With so many shows originating out-of-town or off-Broadway, winners were name droppin’ regional theatres like it was their job.
Congrats to the following for makin’ shit happen: American Repertory Theater, Classic Stage Company, Mark Taper Forum, New York Theatre Workshop, Paper Mill Playhouse, Playwrights Horizons, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and beyond (I lost count!).
I predicted 19 out of the 26 winners…not my best work, to be sure, but it was a good time. But not as good of a time as the 2013 Oscars will be! (Aww, yeah, get ready!)