The 2013 Tony Awards: Spectacle with Heart

The Theatre Eater

Neil Patrick Harris never fails to wow me when he hosts the Tony Awards. I was a huge fan of last year’s opening number (“What if Life Were More Like Theatre?”) and wondered how he would top it. Well top it, he did. The number relied less heavily on witty setups and overall concept than last year’s number, instead turning to massive dance numbers, sets, and stunts to open the show. The number worked well due its balance of over-the-top spectacle and subtly humorous lyrics. The number also featured an emotional climax when Neil stood alone on stage singing about the kids at home being inspired by the Tonys:

“There’s a kid in the middle of nowhere who’s sitting there living for Tony performances, singing and flipping along with the Pippins and Wickeds and Kinkys Matildas and Mormons’s, so it might reassure that kid, and do something to spur that…

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Tony Season Is Here

hopefully Neil Patrick Harris is hosting again! 🙂

F.A.M.E NYC Magazine

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The Emmys and Oscars in L.A have come and gone, but in NYC, we’re just gearing up.  Spring brings with it cherry blossoms in Central Park and a slew of new productions on Broadway that culminates with the Tony Awards.  This year the 67th annual award ceremony will air live on CBS on Sunday June 9 from Radio City Music Hall.  The eligibility cut-off date for 2012-2013 season is April 25 with the nominations to be announced on April 30. 

This month The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced its lifetime achievement recipients, which included Bernard “Bernie” Gersten, Executive Producer of Lincoln Center Theater, Scenic Designer Ming Cho Lee and Paul Libin, Executive Vice President of Jujamcyn Theatres.  In addition, theatergoers can view unique content from and about this season’s musicals and plays eligible to receive Tony Awards by visiting Spotlight On, a program, which includes plot summaries, interesting trivia, cast albums…

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