I don’t mean to sound melodramatic or insensitive to the plight of others, but if a genie offered to grant me one wish, with the stipulation that I had to choose from the following three options:
1. ending war, famine, and disease forever
2. ensuring Trump never gets elected,
3. extending the following clip by a mere minute
I wouldn’t think twice about choosing option three.
Before you judge me, just press play:
Trump at the helm of the most powerful country on earth doesn’t seem so bad if only they’d stop to pick up Norm Lewis or perform a Book of Mormon number. Anyway, the raison d’être for that carpool/best-spent eleven minutes of my life: it’s Tony night!
So, in Tony-related news…
- One of my top five Broadway crushes spoke with ET about his second Tony nomination, which he earned this year for his scene-stealing nine minutes onstage as King George in Hamilton
- In preparation for the Tonys, Playbill got a glimpse into the creative processes of the 2016 nominees for Best Scenic Design
- They also spoke with the brilliant Mark Strong, who took time out from being in every film ever to return to the stage as Eddie Carbone in A View from the Bridge, a portrayal that earned him a Best Leading Actor nomination
- The New York Times shone a light on the artists who are the sole nominees representing their respective shows at the awards
- Nothing’s confirmed, but Hamilton might be Toronto-bound!
In other news….
- Over in London The Guardian spoke with the creators of one of the 2017 or 2018 Tony nominees for Best Play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, to chat about their creative process
- The Tennessee Williams classic The Glass Menagerie is heading back to Broadway
- The New York Theatre Guide spoke with another of my Broadway crushes about his new show A Long Day’s Journey Into Night
- Jonathan Mandell for HowlRound explored the phenomenon of the sung-through musical
- And finally, in news that will make all children ecstatic and all parents miserable, three stage adaptations of Frozen are on their way