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ROBERT VIAGAS, Executive Editor of PlaybillEdu
When Neil Patrick Harris burst through the "Pippin" hoop in the opening number. Imagine all the things that would have gone off track if he had failed to execute that difficult stunt perfectly.
The end of Cicely Tyson's acceptance speech, where she turned the expression "wrap it up" into a warm tribute to Broadway, thanking the community for wrapping her up in its arms.
Alan Cumming and Scarlett Johansson sardonically announcing that this was the part of the evening where people who had not been nominated for anything "graciously" gave awards to others. All the while looking as un-gracious as they possibly could.
Highlight of the whole evening: This lyric from the opening number:
There's a kid in the middle of nowhere
sitting there, living for Tony performances singin' and flippin' along with the Pippins and Wickeds and Kinkys Matildas and Mormonses.
So we might reassure that kid and do something to spur that kid.
Cause I promise you all of us up here tonight.
We were that kid and now we're bigger.
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