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Notes and links for the podcast.
Are we taking Nathan Lane for granted? He has six Broadway shows since The Producers and he has not been nominated for any of them.
Are the nominations where the “art” happens and the voting where the “commerce” happens?
Aside: Tommy Tune’s fireplace mantle has more Tonys than an Italian restaurant.
Enron is closing today.
Enron’s failure shows Broadway’s flaws by Michael Billington
Does America Hate Satire?
Examples of satire in US popular culture: The Office (UK import), Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, The Colbert Report…
The New York Times reviews effect on Broadway’s box office?
Car bomb on Broadway
Noises off: How Broadway tackled the Times Square bomb
Fences — “No, we can’t get you tickets!”
Peter goes to the Fantasticks 50th Anniversary
Kelsey Grammer Revises La Cage Plans (not switching roles in the near future)
Jo Loesser was on NPR talking about Daniel Radcliffe auditioning for her for the upcoming “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” revival (#H2$). Word is, he can sing!
Lynn Redgrave, Actress and Playwright, Dies at 67
Bret Michaels is doing much better and is expected to make a full recovery.
The opening and closing music is the overture to Funny Girl, from the original cast recording.