Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tony nominations are in!

Check them out today in the New York Times.

Things for me to be excited about:
  • 10 nominations for Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia
  • 11 nominations for the Duncan Sheik-tuned new adaptation of Spring Awakening
  • Actor nominations for Billy Crudup, Ethan Hawke, Liev Schrieber and Brian O'Byrne
  • Actress nominations for Martha Plimpton, Angela Lansbury and Swoozie Kurtz
I know a lot of people get about as excited over the Tony's as most people frankly get over the Oscars - it seems like a lot of insider stroking - but it really is one of the only times our industry appears somewhat mainstream as all the recognizable faces gather to celebrate the best of any given year.

There's a lot to be excited about in the theater, on Broadway or far-far off (like, you know, Tampa ...), we just need to find more effective ways of turning people on to what we do.

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