A lot of stuff at Sunday’s Tony Awards happened on the fly: Brooke Shields‘ flub during the opening number, several overly enthusiastic acceptance speeches, and Neil Patrick Harris‘ closing rap. Lin-Manuel Miranda (he wrote the lyrics and music for the musical In the Heights) had perhaps the toughest job of the night: He sat backstage and waited for each award to be announced, then speedily wove it into a doable rap. Also, he cracked West Wing jokes, which makes him our kind of guy. More
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Some of last night’s Tony winners were going to sweep the awards from the start, like The Book of Mormon, while other shows’ wins were delightfully surprising: Catch Me If You Can, War Horse, and Anything Goes. But they all had major buzz leading up to the awards. Now, we’ve got the lowdown on some of the shows debuting in the new few weeks or months, all of which have Tony dreams of their own. More
The opening number of last night’s Tony Awards was pretty darn memorable for a variety of reasons. One of them was Neil Patrick Harris’ purple tuxedo. One of them was Stephen Colbert’s delightful cameo. But the biggest one by far was Brooke Shields’ massive fail during HER cameo. I feel kind of bad for her, especially since she had to present later on; but at the same time, it was just so funny that I can’t help laughing. Check out the whole number after the jump– for the curious, the Brooke Shields Disaster is at the 3:10 mark. Happy Monday, everyone!
Let’s put 30 seconds on the clock; aaaaaaaaaaand GO! More
Really. It wasn’t nominated. It wasn’t ELIGIBLE to be nominated. And it’s opening on Tuesday– FINALLY– which is sort of a big up-yours to the Broadway community. The weeks immediately following the Tonys are usually the times that audiences are flocking to see the shows that won (and sometimes, the ones that were nominated but didn’t win), giving those shows a big boost in ticket sales. By opening RIGHT AFTER the Tonys, Spider-Man could effectively steal a lot of the audience away from the Tony-winning shows, sooooo yeah. Not such a nice thing to do. Maybe they performed because they do, in fact, open so soon? Maybe? I don’t really know. Furthermore, the song they performed was REALLY. BORING. I’m not kidding. How boring, you ask? Find out here… More
Midway through the awards, a glorious thing happened: A wild Hugh Jackman appeared. And that wild Hugh Jackman proceeded to challenge Neil Patrick Harris to a duel of epic proportions. Epic, musical proportions. And this, my friends, is why the Tonys are the best awards show out of all of them. Witness the amazingness here! More
There’s something really amusing about watching classy theater types navigate their way around a Broadway play with obscenity in the name. But while Alec Baldwin came up with a funny alternative to the tricky title, no one else followed suit. So, he wins this contest hands-down. More
Unlike the MTV Movie Awards, there weren’t a whole lot of celebs tweeting about the Tony Awards. There were, however, a whole bunch of very clever, normal people tweeting about the Tony Awards. Here are some of the best Tonys-related tweets: More
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Acting nominees Josh Gad and Rory O’Malley told NY1 on the red carpet that they were really excited about the number that The Book of Mormon was going to perform– because they got to sit back and watch! Yep, the full burden of performance fell upon the shoulders of fellow nominee Andrew Rannells. As Elder Price, Rannells serenaded the Beacon Theatre with “I Believe,” during which he gamely reclaimed his faith… before going into a warlord’s den, book in hand. Too bad he doesn’t have the good sense to anticipate where that book might end up. Check it out in all is Mormonic glory here! More
Okay, so strictly speaking, this didn’t happen AT the Tony Awards; but I kind of wish it had. It is, however, the same number the cast of Sister Act performed, and it’s a million times more awesome with the addition of Sister Mary Teriyaki. For reals. More
Neil Patrick Harris‘ opening number “It’s Not Just for the Gays Anymore” celebrated the fact that “straights” and “heteros” from the red states are pouring money into Broadway — and yet he still managed to dance with shimmying sailors, saucy nuns, coy flight attendants, and bright-eyed Mormons. And sport this dazzling purple number, which he wore for only a few seconds before slipping back into his more respectable black tux. (Except that the canary yellow ascot stuck out, and for that we love NPH even more.)
Update! We’ve got the video of NPH’s opening number to go with his snazzy duds. Check it out after the jump. More
Next to Normal‘s Aaron Tveit introduces the Catch Me If You Can Tonys number, but it’s good that he ultimately deferred to co-star Norbert Leo Butz. While Tveit plays Frank Abagnale, Jr. — Leonardo DiCaprio‘s role in the 2002 film — the true star of this song-and-dance number was Butz.
You might recognize him for originating the role of Fiyero in Wicked, but he left the show in 2004. While some actors cycle in and out of Broadway, it seems that Butz has continued to grow on the stage. Only seven years ago he was playing a typical male lead, yet now he’s clearly showing his age — in the best way. Following Tom Hanks as FBI bank fraud agent Carl Hanratty, Butz is wonderfully nervous and stridently law-abiding. And boy, can he dance! Be sure to check out the video. More
The Tony Awards red carpet webcast was more something to be put on in the background instead of a front-and-center deal… well, except for the hundreds of people clustered in Times Square for the public viewing party. But if you missed the comings and goings of nominees and other random guests, check out our gallery.
Surprisingly, the hosts (we had no idea who they were, either) didn’t bombard the attendees with questions about who they were wearing.
Update: I’m adding more photos, primarily of good and bad gowns, as they get added. More