Ryback, who wrote the music and lyrics to stage show Passing Through and Nickelodeon writers Luppino-Esposito and Sav have created In Strange Woods with the help of Atypical Artists, which is run by Lauren Shippen, the creator of audio drama The Bright Sessions.
In Strange Woods tells the coming-of-age story of Peregrine Wells, an 18-year-old girl in Minnesota’s north woods, reeling from the death of her older brother. Ryback, who also acts as narrator, spins a fictional mystery that weaves together investigation and taped interview with a folk-pop score.
A pilot last year featured Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Donna Lynne Champlin, Tony nominee Patrick Page,
The show made its idealogical positions clear mostly by way of the inclusivity shown onstage — one of the funniest moments of the night came when Bryan Cranston accepted his award for best actor in a play with an exuberant “Finally, a straight old white man gets a break!” The Network actor’s swipe at “demagoguery” was as close to the Oval Office as Radio City got tonight.
All in all, CBS’ Tony broadcast showed how an awards show should be done: No flab beyond what a three-hour broadcast necessitates, smart selections from the nominated musicals,
The eight design Tonys will be handed out in the half hour before the show goes live at 8 p.m. Et as will the award for Best Orchestrations. Those winners will be showcased throughout the telecast, with inserts of their acceptance speeches.
As usual, the first award on the broadcast will be one of the featured acting races (this year it is on the musical side of the aisle) while the show closes with a big one, Best Musical. In between, the winners of the other 15 Tonys races will be revealed as detailed in the presentation order below.
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While the nominees for these top theater kudos were determined by 48 theater professionals, the winners were voted on by 831 members of the Broadway community. Below, is the full and complete list of 2019 Tonys winners in each of the 26 competitive categories.
Heading into the evening, two new musicals – “Hadestown” and “Ain’t Too Proud” — lead the Tony Awards nominations with 14 and 12 bids respectively including Best Musical. Among new plays, the British import “The Ferryman” and Aaron Sorkin‘s adaptation of Harper Lee‘s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” earned nine nominations each but the latter was snubbed for the top prize. Unlike last year, revivals of plays don’t dominate
Thirty-four shows were eligible for the 73rd annual Tony Awards. A whopping two dozen of these reaped at least one bid across the 26 Tonys categories when the complete list of nominations was announced on April 30 by two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth and three-time nominee Brandon Victor Dixon. While the nominations were determined by 48 theater professionals, the winners were decided by 831 members of the Broadway community.
The full list of 2019 Tony Awards nominations is below.
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“Ain’t Too Proud”
In the race for Best Musical, Sam and I both think “Hadestown” will prevail, but we consider the outside possibility of an upset by “The Prom” in part because it just won the top honor at the Drama Desk Awards (“Hadestown” was not eligible in that category because it already contended for its Off-Broadway production at the 2017 ceremony). For Best Revival, we both have “Oklahoma!” besting “Kiss Me, Kate” even though this reimagined mounting of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic has been divisive. While I suggest that “enough people like or admire it and will still vote for it,” Sam argues, “the
These official odds for the Tonys are derived from the predictions of our Experts who write about theater year-round, our in-house team of Editors, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year’s winners, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine predictions from the last two years, and all Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.
We’re predicting all 26 categories. Below, find out who we’re betting on as of this writing. And there’s still time to make or edit your own predictions before the winners are revealed on Sunday evening.
So in a way, Great Comet was both a culmination and a first act. Now Gray has been Tony-nominated (Best Featured Actress/musical) for her current performance as Persephone in Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown. A hit critically and with sell-out crowds, Hadestown is Mitchell’s uncannily prescient re-do of the Orpheus myth,
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Derrick Baskin (“Ain’t Too Proud”): Baskin portrays Otis Williams, the founder of The Temptations, in “Ain’t Too Proud.” It’s a role so large that he never leaves the stage. His previous Broadway credits include “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “Memphis.” This is Baskin’s first Tony nomination. (Click here to watch the full interview)
Stephanie J. Block (“The Cher Show”): Block transforms herself like never before to emobdy the pop icon Cher. This marks Block’s third Tony nomination, after previously competing for “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” and “Falsettos.
I wrote about the snubs and surprises of the Tony Award nominations yesterday, so today I’ll walk through some random Broadway byways – congratulations, disappointments and shout-outs to performances and productions that didn’t make the Tony cut but merit remembering as this season heads to a close (Tony eligibility is done and dusted; the ceremony is June 9).
Best Musical Of the big, end-of-ceremony categories, this one probably has the least to quibble with, though I will: Be More Chill should have been here.
In Plays, The Ferryman and To Kill a Mockingbird each received 9 nominations, tied for most in Plays and fourth overall. The Ferryman is up for Best Play, while Jeff Daniels is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role in To Kill a Mockingbird.
The nominees were announced live today from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center by two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth and Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon. Neuwirth garnered the Tony Award in 1986 for Best Featured Actress in a
“Hadestown” numbers four performances among its nominations: a star-making turn by Eva Noblezada and scene-stealing work from Andre De Shields, Amber Gray and Patrick Page. Santino Fontana is the frontrunner to win Best Actor (Musical) for tackling the role made famous by Dustin Hoffman in “Tootsie.” Two featured players from that charmer — Lilli Cooper and Andy Grotelueschen — also reaped Tonys bids.
The Best Actor (Play) race looks to be showdown between two Emmy winners: Jeff Daniels (“To Kill a Mockingbird
“It has been an honor to play Atticus Finch on Broadway,” Daniels said in a statement. “And now this. Thank you, American Theatre Wing.”
Cranston, nominated for his turn as Howard Beale, said, “It’s hard to stay Mad as Hell when you’re nominated for a Tony! Thank you to the members of the American Theater Wing & the Broadway League for this recognition.”
The revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This is up for Best Revival of a Play and star Adam Driver earned a nomination for Best Actor for his high-energy interpretation of Pale, a role originated by John Malkovich.
“It’s hard to articulate the honor it is to be nominated,
At #3, Tootsie has 11 nominations; The Ferryman 9 and Beetlejuice 8.
But the big surprise were the no-votes in the Best Play category for both To Kill A Mockingbird and Network, particularly for Aaron Sorkin’s gloriously reviewed and wildly popular adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel. That omission might be the single biggest Tony snub in years, if not decades.
Deadline will examine that omission and other surprises in a complete analysis of the Tony nominations by Deadline theater critic Greg Evans, coming shortly. Check back soon.
The nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards were announced live by Brandon Victor Dixon and Bebe Neuwirth
Three years after making his Emmy-winning debut as the host of these top theater honors, James Corden is returning to preside over the June 9 ceremony from Radio City Music Hall that will air live on CBS. This edition of the Tonys celebrate the best of the 2018/2019 theater season. Corden won a Tony in 2012 for his comic turn in the play “One Man, Two Guvnors.”
The full and complete list below includes all 26 competitive categories.
“Ain’t Too Proud”
Best Musical Revival
“Kiss Me, Kate”
Best Actor (Musical)
Brooks Ashmanskas, “The Prom”
Derrick Baskin, “Ain’t Too Proud”
These official odds for the Tonys are derived from the predictions of our Experts who write about theater year-round, our in-house team of Editors, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year’s nominations the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine predictions from the last two years, and all Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.
We’re predicting 17 categories. Below, find out who we’re betting on as of this writing. And there’s still time to make or edit your own predictions before the nominations are unveiled on Tuesday morning.
Directed by Daniel Sullivan with an easy flow that appears to modernize the 1923 play and keep all that Shavian verbiage moving at a smart clip, Saint Joan would seem an ideal resurrection for an era of #MeToo and the rejection of binary gender cages, but this Joan doesn’t quite drive its sword into that ground as forcefully as you might hope.
Instead, Sullivan and Rashad hit harder on the play’s lament over society’s treatment of its Saints, a sympathy that, in theory at least, would extend to, say, a Saint John. Rashad – a Tony nominee for last year’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 and star of TV’s Billions – plays
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