Tony Awards 2021 will be hosted by Audra McDonald & Broadway's Back will be hosted by Leslie Odom Jr.#TonyAwards pic.twitter.com/zAdFgT91K4
— Watch Tony Awards 2021 Live Stream Broadway’s Back (@tonyawards2021) September 22, 2021
Of course, some of you have already scheduled your evening around this event, and the rest of you don’t care, but *shrug* it’s the weekend…
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— Melly Marena (@MarenaMelly) September 24, 2021
… The shows being celebrated on Sunday include the Alanis Morissette jukebox musical Jagged Little Pill, Jeremy O. Harris’s transcendent Slave Play (which, with 12 nominations, has become the most Tony-nominated play in history), and Matthew Lopez’s epic, seven-hour “play of the century,” The Inheritance. Only 18 productions were eligible for awards—down from 34 at the 2019 ceremony—suggesting that the night will be somewhat more intimate than usual; however, a two-hour concert special—“The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!,” hosted by Tony and Grammy award-winning actor Leslie Odom Jr.—is certain to bring some vibrancy to the proceedings.
Beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, the first half of the night—when most of the awards will be announced—will be hosted by six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and stream exclusively on Paramount+ (which, blessedly, offers a free trial period). A concert celebrating the return of Broadway will follow, airing on CBS at 9 p.m. ET. Cord-cutters, don’t despair; you too can enjoy the concert on Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, DirectTV Now, or FuboTV.
Per the AP:
… While other entertainment industries like TV and film found ways to restart during the pandemic, Broadway was unable until now due to financial and physical impediments. The lifting of all capacity restrictions was crucial to any reopening since Broadway economics demand full venue capacity.
The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, goes into the night with a leading 15 Tony nominations.
Nipping on its heels is “Moulin Rouge!,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie about the goings-on in a turn-of-the-century Parisian nightclub that has 14 nods.
“Slave Play,” Jeremy O. Harris’ ground-breaking, bracing work that mixes race, sex, taboo desires and class, earned a dozen nominations, making it the most nominated play in Tony history.
Other shows to keep an eye on are “The Inheritance” by Matthew Lopez, which nabbed 11 nominations. It’s a two-part, seven-hour epic that uses “Howards End” as a starting point for a play that looks at gay life in the early 21st century. And “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical,” which tells the rock icon’s life with songs that include “Let’s Stay Together” and “Proud Mary,” earned 12 nods…
Many thanks to @anyingyang for this handy dandy awards weekend FAQ for those who have not necessarily been following the long-running Tony Awards story concerning shows from two years ago and nominations announced last October. https://t.co/YM4xTQP3ge
— Peter Marks (@petermarksdrama) September 25, 2021
Via reddit, gorgeous video of lava.
It would be nice if both halves of the program were available to everyone, but I think they’ve come up with a good solution for all the missed time.
If you’re wondering where Meghan McCain went after The View, here she is on Chuck Todd’s “panel” this Sunday, quelle surprise.
In keeping with discussion of the Tonys tonight, a song even those who don’t care for stage musicals can appreciate.
Chuck Todd and Meghan McCain. A meeting of the minds.
What is your favorite movie adaptation of a stage play (musical or otherwise)?
@germy: Um… category error?
I’m sure they’ll engage in a spirited debate as the precise reason Biden sucks so much.
News from Upstate NY:
Niskayuna man believes he solved mystery of the universe
Good Morning, Everyone???
“Biden: Bad, Really Bad, or Imeachable?”
@germy: Gotta toss out all that physics, though, starting with conservation of energy… and going on through rejecting pretty much everything.
Villago Delenda Est
@germy: Two heads that belong on pikes.
Sounds like a nut. But I’ll the experts check out his math.
I admire his confidence, anyway.
@Villago Delenda Est:
But they’re hollow. Nothing for the pikes to poke into. They’d simply fall over. It’s just science.
Villago Delenda Est
@Baud: You left out a “let” in there, but I’m sure Biden has some role in that happening.
@Villago Delenda Est:
I hear you. I never had typos under TFG.
Tough call, that.
Going strictly by favorite, which is not necessarily synonymous with best, immediately off the top of the scalp The Philadelphia Story (non-musical) and Li’l Abner (musical) spring to mind.
Kudos in the foreign language category for Toc Toc.
Honorable mention for any of several film versions of The Importance of Being Earnest and also 1983’s near slapstick The Pirates of Penzance.
What are your nominees?
I suppose Animal Crackers and The Cocoanuts (although I never saw the stage plays of course). I’m sure moviegoers at the time said “They weren’t as good as the Broadway versions… those were wild!”
@oatler: I believe that’s Meghan Domenech, thank you. I mean, conservatives should take the names of their husbands. It’s the only right and proper way to do patriarchy.
Run across that kind of person in STEM from time to time. Putting it nicely they enthralled by their own brilliance they are unable to accept criticism. Putting it bluntly: their pot, it is cracked.
Early in the article, his mask invention is mentioned. He claims he couldn’t sell it because people just weren’t interested in a new design.
But after reading the whole thing i wondered if it simply was impractical.
Since “better” has only a loose relationship with “viable” I’d say you probably hit the reason.
@Baud: That is gorgeous.
I keep thinking that hhe land around the volcano has been transformed into Mordor.
@germy: What passes for minds in any case.
@germy: I didn’t know those were stage plays first.
@opiejeanne: A good example of a stage play made into a movie is The Rainmaker (1954), with Katherine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster. The opening scene might have been added, but the rest seems to be word for word, scene for scene. Hepburn won an Oscar for her Lizzie, and Lancaster should have won one for his Starbuck. His character might have been too subversive for the time, though.
@oatler: Failing upward is their business model, after all.
I mean, who didn’t see this as the logical end result of a Meghan McCain? It was ALWAYS going to be this.
So if you have plain ol’ cable (Dish) it isn’t available?