SweethrtNJ : Michael Nouri - he plays King.
RViagas : Julie has said she'd stay with V/V until it turns a profit, which could take another YEAR.
JMarch3035 : liza minnelli would make a great choice to replace J.A. in V/V
Jimbo111 : Did anyone see Annie Reinking in Chicago last week?
Dranscript : I was very disapponted that Dan Jenkins didn't get a Best Actor nod for BigWozzles11 : fast
Lilith2460 : What about Kathie Lee? Funny ha-ha
JMarch3035 : i wish i had seen CHICAGO; i'm still desperately looking for the cast album!
Hdt33 : How does Tony argue with Pulitzer?
SteveR34 : RENT: characters under developed, no real story development, just a bunch Gen-X'ers whining
Mcarena : this year's tony is a joke
RViagas : Shurr, wake up.
Abwfilm : yay steve!
SteveR34 : and why did they change the ENDING?!?!?!?!?!?!
JMarch3035 : does anybody know if footlight in NY has the out-of-print CD from the original show?
Chadeca : Kathie Lee was robbed
MIONI : lol
JMarch3035 : this year's Tonys will be a joke at this rate
Shurr nuff : LOL!
Abwfilm : hello, the show would not get a second look if the
playwright hadn't died
RViagas : We had lunch with the V/V cast. They wanted to know who everyone thought could replace Julie. Ideas?
Wozzles11 : Kathie Lee makes me want to slit my wrists
Abwfilm : sorry, but its true
JMarch3035 : liza minnelli, not kathie lee
Lilith2460 : Patti after she does Master Class
Pippin3 : no to either of them
SteveR34 : anyone upset that ROB MARSHALL overlooked 3
Abwfilm : it's called a sympathy vote
Hanon : When I heard the nominations, I kept saying: This has
got to be a bad dream...
Chadeca : faye dunaway could replace
Pippin3 : no to Patti too...they should close it
RViagas : How about Shirley MacLaine?
JMarch3035 : patti lupone should be doing a revival of GYPSY!
CoBears : This year's Tony, another example of snobbery against mainstream musicals.
MIONI : yes Steve
JMarch3035 : mclaine would be excellent
RViagas : Ehop, close what?
RViagas : V/V?
FJL1960 : How about Berndaette peters to replace Julie Andrews? (Though I heard she's doing the new kander & Eb
EHopkin : vic/vic after julie
JMarch3035 : what's wrong with a big, old-time musical? I can appreciate V/V and RENT
Shurr nuff : Tony's schmony. In the long run, I bet BIG will run longer than FUNK or RENT.
Wozzles11 : I love Bernie
Lilith2460 : Kander and Ebb are doing something new?
Dranscript : Bernadette shouldn't waste her time...
Pippin3 : Why'd Swinging get nominated???
RViagas : Kander and Ebb are musicalizing "The Skin of Our Teeth."
RPSRDR : How about Linda Dano?? She's sung before on attitudes and was VERY GOOD!
Jimbo111 : When is the Kander and Ebb show due?
Shurr nuff : Bernadette shouldn't waste my time
Abwfilm : noise funk noise funk noise funk noise funk noise funk noise funk noise funk
MIONI : Has anyone seen the costumes in Bring in da funk...
Hanon : Rent will definitley run a while. Funk might have more trouble
Abwfilm : yup!
EHopkin : great question Pippin
Lew Delish : I hear Betty Buckley supposed to be doing "Annie Get Your Gun" - at least great songs
JMarch3035 : i wish!
RViagas : They seem pretty far along. They did some songs at a recent fundraiser. It sounded great.
Abwfilm : Funk will run til the end of 199
Jimbo111 : <-can't wait to see Betty at Carnegie!
Abwfilm : that is the intention
Shurr nuff : BIG will run three years
EHopkin : good, I want to see Funk
JMarch3035 : rent will win, for better or for worse.
Abwfilm : "Big" blows chunks
RViagas : I don't think I'm going out on a limb with that one.
Lilith2460 : Betty has the most wonderful voice in theatre today
Lew Delish : Big - still at Duffy Square
SteveR34 : STATE FAIR-- was WRONGED!!! It's simple
Abwfilm : they cancelled the first 2 perfs
Jimbo111 : I agree, Lilith2460!
RViagas : "Funk" is much more complex and interesting than the
promotions I've seen.
Lilith2460 : Thanks
Hanon : Big is doing good business.
Wozzles11 : I'm with you Puck
Dranscript : What does everyone think of the 3 musical snubs?
Pippin3 : Funk blew me away
Abwfilm : thanks Rviagas
CoBears : I agree SteveR34, What's wrong with corny old fun ?
Abwfilm : <--patting myself on the back
Nailil : What were the snubs?
Abwfilm : thanks pippin
Dranscript : State Fair, Big, V/V
Shurr nuff : What the heck was Gretchen Cryer doing nominating
Shurr nuff : or MUSIC????
RViagas : Variety says "Big" sold 71 percent of its tickets.
Hdt33 : Surpised at the BIg snub, given the creative team
Bruce516 : I can appreciate Funk, but it isn't connected into a
SEHOLLER : getting her act together
Pippin3 : State Fair wasn't a snub...it didn't deserve it
SteveR34 : Didn't really enjoy V/V-- Big shoulda, State Fair
Wozzles11 : State Fair is junky
Hanon : Big is in a big theatre
Lilith2460 : It was bland
Nailil : There is a whole pice to Funk
RViagas : Gretchen had a hit with "Getting My Act Together and
Taking It on the Road."
Abwfilm : and rent, big state fair and v/v are?
Lilith2460 : State Fair
MAMJJM1 : I was surprised Andrea McArdle wasn't nominated
Lew Delish : I saw "Swinging On a Star" - pleasant - and needed a
half hour cut
Bruce516 : Big is constantly available at TKTS
Shurr nuff : 80 years ago
Nailil : Black history through the decades
IanMcC17 : I saw State Fair, was charming.....but it didn't
deserve the nomination.
SteveR34 : Why Pipin?
RViagas : Just think: Rodgers and Hammerstein competing with
rap and alternative rock. Whew!
Dranscript : I liked Big a lot, didn't see State Fair and don't
want to see V/V after hearing the OBCR.
Bruce516 : Agreed, Ian
Jimbo111 : what a combo!
Pippin3 : The big snub of the day was Rachel York
FJL1960 : Was Big's 71% before or aftee the Canby Times review?
RViagas : The final week of previews. That's the latest Variety
Nailil : Funk was terrific
Lilith2460 : But where would we be without good ol R&H?
SteveR34 : Ah--- but only certain songs in State FAir are to be
MIONI : RViagas--do you think nominating committee is trying
to bring in a new theatre-going audience?
Abwfilm : thanks Nailil
RViagas : Maybe they think it's already here.
Wozzles11 : I liked V, V more than I thought I would
Hanon : Rent can't possibly lose best score
Nailil : Has anyone seen the ticket line at Rent
SEHOLLER : Rent can't lose anything.
Acl15 : The big SHAME is nominating Chronicle Of A Death
Foretold for anything.....
SteveR34 : I liked V/V less-- who ever heard of a 3-hour
Bruce516 : That line is often for the day seats at Rent.
SteveR34 : CHRONICLE was VERY interesting
Acl15 : much less best musical
Hdt33 : Ac, did you see it?
FJL1960 : I know Big was at tkts after the reviews. But the
seats there were pretty bad.
RViagas : Acl, "Chronicle" was a real experiment in dance
Jimbo111 : Sundays the best bet to get on line for RENT...
Vin Fan : 20 years later [after "A Chorus Line"] another downtown show will win all the
Hanon : I mean, look...Rent was going to win everything
anyway, why not nominate Big?
EGO17 : Who has seen Forum?
RViagas : Like " A Chorus Line" you mean?
Acl15 : CHRONICLE was as boring as anything Ive seen.... it
forgot to do one thing... entertain !
Lew Delish : The audience didn't get "Rent" when I went- they were
applauding to make the $67.50 tickets seem worthwhile
MIONI : Graziella's choreography was superb...but a best
MAMJJM1 : me
Vin Fan : Yes
RViagas : I've seen all the nominated shows, including Forum.
NJ24601 : hi
EGO17 : did you like it?
IanMcC17 : I get a Broadway trip for my HS graduation. I'm
seeing Funny Thing, Les Miz, and Rent.
Nailil : Forum was good. Nathan Lane stole the show
MAMJJM1 : Yes
Dranscript : I would go out on a limb and say that Patrick Stewart
was snubbed as well.
IanMcC17 : I get two more shows. What should I see?
RViagas : Great trip, Ian.
Pippin3 : Nathan was great!
Acl15 : ok choreography was good but not tony quality
Wozzles11 : Hooray for Sondheim shows!
SEHOLLER : congratulations, Ian
EHopkin : See King & I
Nailil : IanMc..try to see Funk..definately
Pippin3 : Amen Wozzles!
SEHOLLER : hey, JJ
Bruce516 : Frank Langella was snubbed also.
Dranscript : Sondheim is easily my fav.
SteveR34 : I've seen everything that opened this season--
incluiding Ideal Husband
RViagas : Wozzles, What did YOU think of "Forum"?
JJurkevich : Hey, SEH
Hanon : But not hooray for Getting Away With Murder
Lilith2460 : Company! Sweeney Todd! Sondheim!!!
ECambron : I agree Wozzles.
SEJBway : Brett Tabisel DESERVED to get nominated--HE'S GREAT!
Nailil : Dran did yu see the murder show
Wozzles11 : Didn't see it yet. This summer
MAMJJM1 : GYPSY
SteveR34 : DANSCRIPT-- LOVED GETTING AWAY....
Lew Delish : IDeal Husband was wonderful - went to opening -
Dranscript : SEJ: Yes! He is!
EHopkin : agree sej
SALSOE : Hi Seholler
RViagas : Did anybody else think "Murder" had a lot in common
with Sweeney Todd?
MSchoffer : Hello everyone, are there really 48 people here
Wozzles11 : Follies! Sunday! Passion!
Dranscript : Nope, didn't see GAWM?
Vin Fan : I forgot what Frank Langella was in.
Acl15 : another performance that was overlooked was Jordan
Baker from Suddenly Last Summer
CoBears : Glad Scott Wise was nominated. Very talented and best
of STATE FAIR actors
Pippin3 : Into the Woods is a masterpiece
RViagas : Like the bodies sliding down a chute to the basement,
Hdt33 : With Sweeney?
Merv3 : Do you think Julie Andrews will win the Tony?
Hanon : You're right Lew, Ideal Husband was terrific
MAMJJM1 : NO
Mtmandmem : is lane REALLY as good as we read?
Bruce516 : Langella was in The Father
MSchoffer : I am so happy with the nominations..what does everyone think?
SEHOLLER : crazy!
Dranscript : Any other sondheim list members here?
Acl15 : Donna McKechnie should have been nominated also
Nailil : I agree Sweeney???????
MIONI : yes I think Julie will win
RViagas : If Julie doesn't, things are gonna be pretty bleak around the Marquis.
ECambron : TONY should scrap old clips and show stuff from ALL the shows this year.
Jimbo111 : I thought Nathan was hilarious
Hanon : I HATE THE NOMIMATIONS!!!
Merv3 : Who will win best actress in a musical?
MAMJJM1 : Lane was fab
Wozzles11 : All Sondheims rock
Lilith2460 : Sweeney can be imitated...it's brillant.
Lew Delish : I hope Julue wins - but the show does not show her off to vocal advantage....
EHopkin : Murphy should; julie will
Lilith2460 : But only by Sondheim
Vin Fan : Was Victor Victoria that bad?
Hanon : Isn;t this it?
Dranscript : Steve: It's not monitored and you're here
MSchoffer : Has anyone seen "Forum"?
JODAD CONN : hi. I'm new at this but us RENT really as good as they say?
RViagas : THIS is the Tony chat. It's unmonitored, deliberately.
SteveR34 : Thanks Dan
JJurkevich : ITS Better!
Wozzles11 : Sondheim is the theatre god
Lew Delish : I kind of wish Julie were doing King & I - CD was very nice indeed
Hanon : I lovds RENT
MIONI : true Lew Delish--but she is still wonderful at what she does
Lilith2460 : There's
Hdt33 : Rent is as good as they say
Nailil : Someone please update me on the actress nominations
Sable D 07 : Rent is fantastic!
Jenbehn : How in the world do they fit so many people in here!!!!
EHopkin : Lew, you wouldn't if you saw Donna
Nailil : Did Zoe get one
RViagas : Not anarchy -- just busy.
Dranscript : So What do you think the chances are we'll see a number from the Company revival?
Lew Delish : I agree MIONI - Julie is always special
SteveR34 : ANYONE SEE IGUANA
Wozzles11 : It's tough to breathe
IanMcC17 : Julie did a recording of King and I with Ben Kingsley.
Acl15 : VV is not great but deserved better acknowledgements than it go
SteveR34 : I agree AC
Wozzles11 : That CD rocks! Lea Solonga!
Jenbehn : Patti looked GREAT this morning!!
Bruce516 : Surprised that Elaine is in the lead category.
Lew Delish : Sure Donna is wonderful too! She was wonderful in Passion - not one of my fave shows
RViagas : Best Actress: Carol Burnett, Zoe Caldwell, Elaine Stritch and Rosemary Harris. Wow!
MSchoffer : That actress noms are: J.Andrews, C.Moore, D.Murphy & D.Rubin Vega.
Pippin3 : Zoe all the way...no contest!
EHopkin : agree re PASSION
Dranscript : RViagas: agreed! Wow indedd
Nailil : Corol Burnett???
Lilith2460 : Zoe! Zoe! Zoe! Zoe!
Dranscript : indeed rather
Hdt33 : Zoe!!!!!!!!!
MIONI : V/V desreved many more nominations
CleCAR : How did Swinging on a Star get nominated?
SteveR34 : What's Stritch doing in that category?
Wozzles11 : Passion, Passion, Sondheim, Sondheim
FJL1960 : Anyone else think that Stritch might give Zoe
Caldwell a run for her money?
Nailil : Uta Hagen didn't make it?
JJurkevich : For Moon over Buffalo, Nailil
Jenbehn : Zoe is a lock-in
RViagas : Best Actress in a Musical: Julie Andrews, Crista Moore, Donna Murphy, Daphne Rubin-Vega. (Rent).
JJurkevich : That's off-b'way
MAMJJM1 : Strich was wonderful
MSchoffer : Swinging..was nominated for best musical
SEHOLLER : she's off-Broadway Nail
Yipyak : I thought Mrs. Klein was dismal.
Nailil : I saw both FJL. Zoe was better
JJurkevich : Mrs. Klein, that is
RViagas : That's Daphne Rubin-Vega.
Vin Fan : I can't believe they nominated 2 shows that closed. Is the League trying to get more offbeat musicals
Lew Delish : Uta's off-broadway - not considered for Tonys
Jimbo111 : Where's AnthoDeane when you need him?!
Dranscript : I would lvoe to see Crista Moore win, but it's a long shot
MIONI : Why was Swingin nominated?
RViagas : The League didn't do the nominating.
Wozzles11 : Good God it's crowded
CoBears : Inherit the Wind for best Play Revival. (Give Pat Buchanan heartburn!)
Hdt33 : Rubin-vega can't compete with star power
MSchoffer : i know.
JJurkevich : B/c they really hated BIG
Bruce516 : The scenery and costume noms are surprising as well.
Pippin3 : my head is spinning!
SEJBway : CRISTA MOORE IS SOOOOOOOOOOO COOL!! She wrote to me today!
RViagas : Rubin-Vega's on the cover of Newsweek.
Vin Fan : I mean the Tony committee.
EHopkin : RENT isn't a star vehicle IMO
Nailil : Thought Mrs. Klein was great
MIONI : Costumes...Funk?
SteveR34 : Stritch should have been in Featured!
RViagas : Has this room ever had more than 45 people?
Wozzles11 : No
EHopkin : no
MSchoffer : i don't know.
Yipyak : Mrs. Klein was so booooring.
Nailil : Stritch was good because of the script
MAMJJM1 : I agree Steve but she was great
MIONI : They're wearing tuxedos...
RViagas : Costumes: Funk, Delicate Balance, King and I, Buried Child.
Vin Fan : Just like A Chorus Line. Remember Donna McKechnie on the cover of Newsweek?
Yipyak : Why didn't Jon Robin Baitz's play get nominated for anything?
Nailil : I thought Delicate Balance was boring
JJurkevich : 11 - 1 at night is hot here
RViagas : Baitz' play was off-Broadway -- not eligible.
EHopkin : costumes - K&I
Hdt33 : King and I costumes!
Bruce516 : Baitz play was off-Bway
JUnaitis : What the heck is "Racing Demon?"
RPSRDR : It's nice to see so many people in here. It proves people really DO care about theatre!
Yipyak : Donna McKechnie's career went nowhere really.
Wozzles11 : The best is when there are other ALW haters
Dranscript : What're everyone's picks for the Best Director categories?
JJurkevich : Off-Broadway, Yip
RViagas : Racing Demon was a play about the Church of England. Ran about two months at the Beaumont.
Jimbo111 : Bring back more Fosse!
FJL1960 : Big year for Lincoln Ctr Theater - Chronicle, Delicate Balance and Racing Demon
Nailil : Tereence McNally
JM217 : Idina Manzel (Rent) has star power (watch her rise)
MSchoffer : It's been nice talking with you all..I wish a good luck to all the nominees.
Jenbehn : RViagas: You really pack them in here!
JJurkevich : Wolfe, or Zaks
Merv3 : Does this mean that there won't be any numbers from V/V on the Tonys?
Lilith2460 : Many ALW haters here
Yipyak : But wasn't Racing Demon at the same theater as A Fair Country?
Vin Fan : Lets see what happens in 20 years with the Rent cast.
RViagas : Idina is truly amazing.
JUnaitis : Was "Racing Demon" worthy of its nomination; never heard of it!
Jessie 712 : Hi
EHopkin : consider K&I got 7 noms without being eligible for score, book, etc
Puck375 : prediction for 1997......
DOUGROBO : Did anyone see IDEAL HUSBAND? IT WAS PHENOMENAL!
Nailil : What's ALW
IanMcC17 : I'll bet on Wolfe for Funk and Richards for Seven Guitars.
SEHOLLER : HEY. JESSIE!!
Bruce516 : Racing Demon was an excellent David Hare play.
Puck375 : Jeeves best revival
RViagas : Aha, well, that's the big question. Under current rules, no number from V/V OR Big. But rules can change . . .
Acl15 : Did anyone see CHICAGO at City Center this past weekend ??
Wozzles11 : Andy Lloyd Webber
Jessie 712 : SEHOLLER !!!
REH52052 : Why do you think BIG and VICTOR/VICTORIA was virtually snubbed?
MIONI : Merv3--probably not
Lilith2460 : Andrew Lloyd Webber.
JoeHardy15 : HEY ANDREW
Acl15 : VV was not that bad !!
AndLlydWbr : Hello
RBoscio : who is this?
JJurkevich : No - Beaumont is B'way, Newhouse is off-B
DOUGROBO : CHICAGO was great! One of the best i've seen in months!
AndLlydWbr : 45 oh my gosh!
AndLlydWbr : Hey Jen!
RViagas : The Committee picked only musicals from non-profit theatres, whether by coincidence or design.
Wozzles11 : Nothing personal, just the name
JoeHardy15 : JEN!
Jimbo111 : Bebe was terrific!
RViagas : "Racing Demon" was at the Beaumont.
Mtmandmem : who will do RENT movie?
Yipyak : As John Simon said about "Da Noise", it's good, IF you like tap for two hours.
MIONI : Vv plays to a standing ovation every night with or without Julie
Jenbehn : Joe Darling!
JJurkevich : Hopefully, original cast will!
DOUGROBO : How about that stud lead dancer Michael B. Yum!
RViagas : Newsweek says four companies are competing to do the "Rent" movie. Bids up to $3.75 million.
Acl15 : dougrobo glad to hear you thought so too !!!! Reinking & Newirth were great
Yipyak : And Baitz's was at the Newhouse.
Wozzles11 : Lil, it's the devil himself
JoeHardy15 : I JUST GOT HOME FROM ADELAIDE'S HOUSE
Nailil : Yipyak...same would go for any musical. You better like singing
Lilith2460 : Yucky
CoBears : If there had been 5 nominees for Best Musical there still would have been snubs
Dranscript : I hate the V/V cast album. Is it any better on stage?
EHopkin : can't imagine RENT as a flick
AndLlydWbr : Any news on a Rent tour?
Dancer Jay : And what's up with those wack chages in the program and stuff!?!?
RViagas : Rent opens in Toronto later this year.
Lilith2460 : When will Passion be on TV?
Dancer Jay : Pre-recorded speeches?
Dranscript : Lilith: Good Question
JJurkevich : So far, no And. Just Toronto, then London prod's
Wozzles11 : NOT SOON ENOUGH
Jimbo111 : Acl15, I only wish it ran for more than 4/5 shows!
JM217 : Rent is going to play canada this summer
Yipyak : I heard they sold today for four million.
Pippin3 : Its no better Dranscript...too bad...it coulda been a contender
Vin Fan : Did anybody see Bway Bares on Sunday?
RViagas : The Passion TV project is tied up in disputes. The show is in the can, but no venue yet.
Lilith2460 : Oh dear. :(
AndLlydWbr : I knew about those...guess I'll have to go to Toronto....If you force me
DOUGROBO : Vin: Did you see Bway bares? How was it?
Acl15 : dougrobo glad you agree that Chicago was great... Reinking and Newirth were the best !
CoBears : How long will State Fair or BIG last after the TONY's?
Vin Fan : No
JJurkevich : Is Oliver Coming to Broadway, Next season?
Puck375 : tell me what you think
DOUGROBO : I'm subscribing next season to Encores!
EHopkin : we're at 47 - unbelievable
Pippin3 : Big'll last...but State Fair will die
Wozzles11 : of what?
Jimbo111 : me too, DOUGROBO
RViagas : No firm date on Oliver yet..
Puck375 : anything
Acl15 : so who was Bare at Bway Bares ??
ECambron : Chicago's underrated.
AndLlydWbr : I feel awful about State Fair
SEJBway : I think we should HIT 50 soon
SteveR34 : BIG is falling in numbers too