Tuesday, June 15, 2010


The Tony Awards show was excellent I thought, although I was very
disappointed that Barbara Cook didn't win, as I thought at 83, and
the rave reviews she got in Sondheim on Sondheim, she would win.
But she did not win. Memphis won for best original musical, and
La Cage Aux Folles won for best revival. Catherine Zeta-Jones was
completely taken by surprise when she won Best Actress in a Musical,
for her role in A Little Night Music, her first Broadway role.
Her husband, Michael Douglas, seemed very surprised
also. She was charming in her acceptance speech, spoken
in her British accent, noting that her parents had traveled all the
way from Wales for the event.

Viola Davis won for Fences, as did Denzel Washington. Best Actress and Best Actor in a play.

Scarlett Johansson was very humble in her acceptance for her featured
performance in A View From The Bridge.

It was fabulous to see Helen Mirren, looking as glamorous as she
always does. I thought the camera work was superb, and the pacing
moved along without having to shorten the acceptance speeches.
I think everyone had a marvelous time, as you can see from the
pictures. I love Broadway, and love the awards shows.
It's all good.

And the winners are:

Best Play


Author: John Logan

Best Musical


Best Book of a Musical

Memphis Joe DiPietro

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Music: David Bryan
Lyrics: Joe DiPietro, David Bryan

Best Revival of a Play


Best Revival of a Musical

La Cage aux Folles

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Denzel Washington Fences

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Viola Davis Fences

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

Douglas Hodge La Cage aux Folles

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Catherine Zeta-Jones A Little Night Music

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

Eddie Redmayne Red

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Scarlett Johansson A View from the Bridge

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Levi Kreis Million Dollar Quartet

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Katie Finneran Promises, Promises

Best Direction of a Play

Michael Grandage Red

Best Direction of a Musical

Terry Johnson La Cage aux Folles

Best Choreography

Bill T. Jones Fela!

Best Orchestrations

Daryl Waters & David Bryan Memphis

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Christopher Oram Red

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Christine Jones American Idiot

Best Costume Design of a Play

Catherine Zuber The Royal Family

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Marina Draghici Fela!

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin Red

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams American Idiot

Best Sound Design of a Play

Adam Cork Red

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Robert Kaplowitz Fela!

Special Tony Award® for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Alan Ayckbourn
Marian Seldes

Regional Theatre Tony Award®

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, Connecticut

Isabelle Stevenson Award

David Hyde Pierce

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
B.H. Barry
Midtown North & South New York City Police Precincts
Tom Viola



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I wish I understood all of that Chinese block stuff too.

Just popping over from TJB's place to say hello.

So Hey Hey Hello.

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It's a true trip to weirdness!


jiva said...

Well, I decided to remove a lot of those "blocks" of gibberish. The same person keeps posting blocks on here, and I suspect they are doing it for fun or practice. Whatever.
Do it somewhere else.
I cannot tell the Chinese, Japanese, Korean one from the other, so if it's not in English, just don't post it, as I don't want comments here that most people can't read.

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Ziegfeld Girls & Marilyn Miller 1929


I like to watch them both at the same time.

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