Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Special Tony Award performances

My favorite part of the Tony Awards (and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) are the Broadway performances. There will be 13 performances in total from the various nominees, however there will be special performances by The Lion King and Rent.

The original principal cast members of Rent are schedule to appear alongside the current Broadway cast to celebrate the show's 12-year run, which comes to an end on Sept. 7. In addition, the current cast of The Lion King will be on hand for a special performance to commemorate the show's 10-year anniversary on Broadway.

As always, more information is available on the Tony Award website.


Bluelyric7 said...


Only six days ‘til the Tony Awards! That gives you approximately 144 hours to place bets, bake award-shaped sheet cakes and get that seven layer dip recipe from your Aunt Margaret (I’m only assuming you have an Aunt Margaret)!


Just wanted to give a heads up to Tony junkies that we’ll actually be live-blogging from the event on Sunday (we’re excited!).

Also, we’ve posted a ton of videos so you can meet the nominees and see clips of the shows nominated before flipping on the television Sunday night. This afternoon, Best Play will be posted as our final installment. Just head on over to http://mybroadway.com/ and tap the “channels” button!

See you on Sunday!


Leslie Farrell said...

Just discovered that several of our teachers at the Patel Conservatory have ties to Broadway, even Tony-awarded shows! Did you know that Allison Burns, who teaches "Make Your Own Musical," starred as Maureen in the touring production of "Rent"? And Kyle White, who teaches tap, danced in Broadway productions like "La Cage Aux Folles,” “Me and My Girl,” “Meet Me in St. Louis” and the national tours of “Anything Goes.”
So we've got our own touch of Broadway right here in Tampa!