So - Did anyone watch the Tony Awards?

Jun 9th, 2003, 08:43 AM
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I loved the entire show, and I'm REALLY excited that I have tickets to both 'Long Day's Journey' and 'Hairspray' for our trip in July -- now if I can only find something else that we can get halfprice TKTS for on Friday or Saturday, when we're taking our 17-yr-old son & his friend. Actually, I'm thinking about Def Poetry Jam -- I loved what I saw of that show last night, and I think they would enjoy it. Does anyone know if TKTS has these, and if it's still running in late July? Personally, I thought Vanessa Redgrave was incredibly elegant and can't wait to see her onstage!
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Jun 9th, 2003, 08:45 AM
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What fun. Yes, I watched because I think I was beginning to get psychotic from watching too many Trading Spaces and HGTV shows in a row.

I agree that the Tony's were SO much more classy than the Oscars. In fact I even like the wierd old lady with the wierd eyebrows. Why? because you never see anyone who looks OLD anymore...everyone has had botox or an extreme I liked the old broad.
Sara J's dress- UGLY... I don't care that she's got the bod... she usually looks good but this was a big Glamour Don't.

I am also jealous of the NYC dwellers who can go see all the great shows. If I could go right now I'd see Gypsy, Hairspray, and everything else. I've haven't been to Broadway for years.and years... saw Pippen with Ben Veereen and Promises Promises...
Hugh was sort of cute ( but cut the hair) and yes,Nathan Lane would have been more fitting.
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Jun 9th, 2003, 08:45 AM
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Thought the show was great.=D> Loved SJP's dress. Twyla walked like she'd just gotten off a horse. Never HEARD of Hugh Jackman before last night but he's a cutey with not a bad voice. Nathan probably in LA working on his new series (couldn't be worse than the last try).

Bernadette was great but still, IMO, miscast. Worst dress of the night, the green thingy worn by the theater wing lady followed closely by Vanessa R. Most elegant of the night, Marisa Tomei-WOW!
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Jun 9th, 2003, 08:48 AM
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I always love the Tony Awards and thought last night's show was especially good. I saw Hairspray last year and it is just so much fun. I highly recommend Man of La Mancha, especially if you liked Brian Stokes Mitchell singing The Impossible Dream. It is a very powerful and moving show, and he and the rest of the cast are fabulous.
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Jun 9th, 2003, 08:52 AM
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A couple of years ago I saw Twyla Tharpe's company in performance. Afterwards she came out on stage for a Q and A. She had the same demeanor she exhibited upon winning the Tony. She was pretty unsmiling and was very serious in her responses. But I love her work so if she doesn't want to smile so be it.
One other observation: I thought Bernadette Peters looked shocked that she didn't win. Her performance last night was wonderful.
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Jun 9th, 2003, 09:27 AM
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I watched COPS on Court TV. Thought it had more to do with travel than the Tony's. They travel the streets and somebody ends up traveling to the slammer! Lots of City travel info too.
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Jun 9th, 2003, 09:29 AM
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I didn't watch them.
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Does anyone else think of Robin Williams impression of Twyla Tharp when you see her name?
Jun 9th, 2003, 10:29 AM
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I'm glad I wasn't the only one who noticed Twyla's ungraceful walk to the stage.

And the older lady's eyebrows were a hoot! Did anyone else think that she didn't want to be picked up and carried out? I thought she may have wanted to say something else.

Of course, my absolutely favorite acceptance was the one from the composer's of Hairspray! Bravo!

Most moving performance was definately Bernadette!
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Jun 9th, 2003, 12:45 PM
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Hugh Jackman's hair is long for a movie role he is currently doing. I for one thought he did a great job. He will be starring on Broadway in October in a show about Peter Allen.

Yes, it was Charlotte Rampling in Georgy Girl and not Vanessa Redgrave.
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Jun 9th, 2003, 01:35 PM
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Georgy Girl=Lynn Redgrave
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Jun 9th, 2003, 01:42 PM
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For the record, Lynn Redgrave was in the movie "Georgy Girl" that came out in the 60's and was the basis for the recent stage show. Have to say, the age difference between her and Vanessa was a bit painful to see last night.

Was, also, very impressed with Marisa Tomei's regal bearing -- like her more with each movie she's in, and In the Bedroom was amazing. I would have loved to see the Salome performance.

Twyla Tharp comes down to Durham for the American Dance Festival ( each year, and I sat behind her one year for a premier of one work. She does indeed smile under the right circumstances, esp. when she's shmoozing with dancers she loves, but her walk last night did indeed suggest an injury. I loved the dress, though, as out-of-sync as it was. Hope she's ok, and what she did with Movin' Out was magic -- I'd been expecting a shallow feel-good jitterbug doo-wop fest and got an actual story with a wonderful variety of dance styles (even on point, who knew?).

Is Def Poetry Jam an on-going show -- will it be around through the summer?
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Jun 9th, 2003, 03:16 PM
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Def Jam Poetry has closed.
Soccr, maybe I'm missing something, but what is so painful about the age difference between Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave?
Mclaurie, I'll have to disagree with yo about Bernadette Peters. Not only do we feel she was not miscast, but also that she actually added a new dimension to the characterization--a sexuality and sensualty--which we felt was definitely a valid interpretation.
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Jun 9th, 2003, 03:28 PM
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Reef Poetry, I was afraid of that. But thanks for info.

Re:Redgraves -- I may be easily misled by hair color (or lack thereof), but Vanessa looked downright elderly to me, while Lynn still seemed to have some bounce to her.
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Jun 9th, 2003, 03:30 PM
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I think Vanessa Redgrave looked older than her years, a long time ago. She has definitely lived a varied and full life! And look at the daughters she has!
I haven't seen Hugh Jackman in anything that you could call "good" , X-Men really isn't a quality film for a serious actor and that awful flop with Meg Ryan that I have blocked out the name of..Leopold?
But he is cute, isn't he? What film is he growing his hair for?
Meanwhile, I remember Peter Allen and that should be interesting!
I seem to remember the NYTImes saying something about Bernadette Peters making this Gypsy HERS~ and that is one of the reasons it is so good. I really have to see it.
Howard, did you see it yet?
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Jun 9th, 2003, 04:34 PM
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Oh man! Now I am really kicking myself for missing the Tonys. I was at the beach playing Scrabble with the kids.
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Jun 9th, 2003, 05:07 PM
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Absolutely loved Eddie Izzard. What did Brian Dennehy say about him?
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Jun 9th, 2003, 05:17 PM
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I was just about to ask the same thing - what happened between Eddie and Brian? I love Eddie.

I must admit I fell asleep and missed it all except the very end.
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Jun 9th, 2003, 06:19 PM
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Scarlett, we saw Gypsy this past weekend and enjoyed it immensely. Bernadette Peters was outstanding.
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Jun 9th, 2003, 06:45 PM
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Thank you Howard
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