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This Week on Broadway for May 6, 2018: 2018 Tony Nominations, Part 1

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about some of the Tony Nominations. Our conversation will continue next week.

Reviews include Summer and Smoke @ Classic Stage Company, Max von Essen In Concert with Billy Stritch @ Birdland, 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous @ Baryshnikov Arts Center, ¡HAVANA! a presentation on the Norwegian Bliss, and Unexpected Joy @ York Theatre Company

 


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Panel:

Peter Filichia | peter@broadwayradio.com | Facebook
PETER FILICHIA is a theater journalist and historian with a number of books, his most recent is, “The Great Parade”, available everywhere. His columns appear at MTIMasterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

James Marino | james@broadwayradio.com | Twitter | Facebook
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Michael Portantiere | michael@broadwayradio.com | Facebook
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist. He is also a theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications. You can see his photography work at FollowSpotPhoto.com.

 

Notes and links for the podcast.

 

Reviews: 

PF: Summer and Smoke @ Classic Stage Company, 136 East 13th Street, through May 25, 2018

MP: Max von Essen In Concert with Billy Stritch @ Birdland, Monday, April 30, 2018

PF: 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous @ Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 West 37th Street, through May 11, 2018

MP: ¡HAVANA! a presentation on the Norwegian Bliss (a cruise ship in port), directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle

PF: Unexpected Joy @ York Theatre Company, 619 Lexington Avenue, through May 27, 2018

 

Television, Film and Streaming: 

News: 

Nominations for the 2018 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®
Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing

Best Book of a Musical

The Band’s Visit, Itamar Moses
Frozen, Jennifer Lee
Mean Girls, Tina Fey
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, Kyle Jarrow


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

Angels in America, Music: Adrian Sutton
The Band’s Visit, Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek
Frozen, Music & Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Mean Girls, Music: Jeff Richmond, Lyrics: Nell Benjamin
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical,
Music & Lyrics: Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Domani & Lil’C


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Andrew Garfield, Angels in America
Tom Hollander, Travesties
Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Mark Rylance, Farinelli and The King
Denzel Washington, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Glenda Jackson, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
Condola Rashad, Saint Joan
Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God
Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady
Joshua Henry, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit
Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

— BroadwayRadio Special: Interview with Ethan Slater

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Lauren Ambrose, My Fair Lady
Hailey Kilgore, Once On This Island
LaChanze, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit
Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls
Jessie Mueller, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

 

TO BE CONTINUED…

 

 

Tony Nominations by Production

Mean Girls – 12
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical – 12
Angels in America – 11
The Band’s Visit – 11
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel – 11
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two – 10
My Fair Lady – 10
Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh – 8
Once On This Island – 8
Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women – 6
Farinelli and The King – 5
Travesties – 4
Frozen – 3
Lobby Hero – 3
The Children – 2
Junk – 2
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical – 2
Children of a Lesser God – 1
Latin History for Morons – 1
Meteor Shower – 1
1984 – 1
Saint Joan – 1

 

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Coming Soon: 

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Music:

“Dangerous to Dream” from FROZEN on Broadway (Official Lyric Video)

 

Patti Murin – True Love (From “Frozen: The Broadway Musical” / Acoustic)

 

 

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