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06/6/10

This Week on Broadway for June 6, 2010: The Tony Awards Predictions

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Panel:
Ken Davenport [KD]
Peter Filichia [PF]
James Marino [JM]
Matthew Murray [MM]
Michael Portantiere [MP]
This is the order of categories in the discussion:
Following each category is a time code so that you can skip to the category.
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play (2:48)
– Jude Law (Hamlet)
– Alfred Molina (Red)
MP – Liev Schreiber (A View from the Bridge)
– Christopher Walken (A Behanding in Spokane)
KD, PF, MM – Denzel Washington (Fences)
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (5:17)
KD, PF, MM – Viola Davis (Fences)
– Valerie Harper (Looped)
MP – Linda Lavin (Collected Stories)
– Laura Linney (Time Stands Still)
– Jan Maxwell (The Royal Family)
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (7:08)
MM – Kelsey Grammer (La Cage aux Folles)
– Sean Hayes (Promises, Promises)
KD, MP – Douglas Hodge (La Cage aux Folles)
– Chad Kimball (Memphis)
PF – Sahr Ngaujah (Fela!)
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (10:23)
– Kate Baldwin (Finian’s Rainbow)
MM – Montego Glover (Memphis)
– Christiane Noll (Ragtime)
– Sherie Rene Scott (Everyday Rapture)
PF, KD, MP – Catherine Zeta-Jones (A Little Night Music)
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play (12:45)
MM – David Alan Grier (Race)
PF – Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences)
MP, KD – Jon Michael Hill (Superior Donuts)
– Stephen Kunken (Enron)
– Eddie Redmayne (Red)
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play (15:32)
– Maria Dizzia (In the Next Room or the vibrator play)
MM – Rosemary Harris (The Royal Family)
– Jessica Hecht (A View from the Bridge)
KD, MP, PF – Scarlett Johansson (A View from the Bridge)
– Jan Maxwell (Lend Me a Tenor)
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (18:10)
– Kevin Chamberlin (The Addams Family)
KD, MP – Robin De Jesús (La Cage aux Folles)
MM – Christopher Fitzgerald (Finian’s Rainbow)
– Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet)
PF – Bobby Steggert (Ragtime)
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (20:40)
MM – Barbara Cook (Sondheim on Sondheim)
KD, PF, MP – Katie Finneran (Promises, Promises)
– Angela Lansbury (A Little Night Music)
– Karine Plantadit (Come Fly Away)
– Lillias White (Fela!)
Best Choreography (23:40)
– Rob Ashford (Promises, Promises)
PF – Bill T. Jones (Fela!)
MM – Lynne Page (La Cage aux Folles)
KD – Twyla Tharp (Come Fly Away)
Best Direction of a Play (25:50)
KD – Michael Grandage (Red)
– Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall)
MM, PF – Kenny Leon (Fences)
MP – Gregory Mosher (A View from the Bridge)
Best Direction of a Musical (28:29)
– Christopher Ashley (Memphis)
– Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime)
PF, MM, MP – Terry Johnson (La Cage aux Folles)
KD – Bill T. Jones (Fela!)
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (30:52)
PF – The Addams Family (Music & Lyrics: Andrew Lippa)
– Enron (Music: Adam Cork Lyrics: Lucy Prebble)
– Fences (Music: Branford Marsalis)
MM, KD, MP – Memphis (Music: David Bryan Lyrics: Joe DiPietro, David Bryan)
Best Revival of a Play (36:55)
KD, MM, PF – Fences
– Lend Me a Tenor
– The Royal Family
MP – A View from the Bridge
Best Revival of a Musical (39:56)
– Finian’s Rainbow
PF, MM, MP, KD – La Cage aux Folles
– A Little Night Music
– Ragtime
Best Book of a Musical (42:52)
– Fela! (Jim Lewis & Bill T. Jones)
PF, MM – Memphis (Joe DiPietro)
– Million Dollar Quartet (Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux)
MP, KD – Everyday Rapture (Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott)
Best Play (47:35)
– In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Author: Sarah Ruhl)
MP – Next Fall (Author: Geoffrey Nauffts)
PF, KD – Red (Author: John Logan)
MM – Time Stands Still (Author: Donald Margulies)
(Next Fall discussion on previous podcast from March 14, 2010)
Best Musical (52:17)
MP – American Idiot
– Fela!
PF, MM, KD – Memphis
– Million Dollar Quartet
Discussion:
Mythical “Road Voter” block
Avenue Q vs Wicked
How is Fela! still running? By the passion of its producers.
Don’t miss the BroadwaySpace Tony Awards Party! (See site for more details)
You heard it here first: Justin Bieber is staring in A Few Good Men.
Music:
The opening music is the overture from the original cast recording of Camelot and the exit music is “The Music and the Mirror” from A Chorus Line.


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