early tony predictions
  • Dear Evan Hansen gets 8-9 nominations, wins most. 
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory gets maybe one. Die-hard Christian Borle fans cry and call the Tony Awards “fake”
  • Natasha, Pierre… wins most design awards and Rachel Chavkin gets a nod for directing and the downtown theater scenes goes “WOOOO!”
  • Groundhog Day is that show that gets nominated for a lot of stuff but wins nothing but no one’s too upset about it
  • Patti gets nominated for “War Paint” but Christine does not
  • In Transit, Holiday Inn, Paramour, and Cats get maybe 1-2 nominations. Their fans cry. Everyone else is really really okay with it. 
  • Come From Away gets enough nominations to keep it open 
  • Do Amelie and Bandstand even exist? Why open so late? 
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SEABURY’S FREESTYLE

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i will never get over this

concept for the “Dear Evan Hansen” Tony Award’s performance

-the entirety of “You Will Be Found,” including the entire OBC and Evan’s heart-breaking monologue beforehand

-also maybe “Words Fail” because come on that song’s stunning

-also “Disappear” and “Good For You” and “Sincerely, Me” and “Only Us” because you gotta talk about those supporting actors, too, they’re amazing

-also the opening number and the closing number, obviously, and everything in between

-essentially all of the songs

-and all the dialogue

-actually the entire musical, but professionally recorded

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“To every future leading man who’s making his debut in his fifth grade class as Peter Pan, as Pirate #2. To every future dancing queen who’s feet are set to fly at the Tiny Toddler’s tap routine next Sunday at the Y. To the theater kids from any place with stardust in their eyes, of every color, class and race and face and shape and size. To the boys and girls, transgenders too, to every Broadway would-be. Don’t wonder if this could be you. It absolutely could be!” — James Corden hosting the 70th Annual Tony Awards

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and love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love

-Lin-Manuel Miranda, x

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this is amazing

Hamilton Performance

I feel like people are missing something really key that happened in the 2016 Tonys performance.

Lin changed one word. But that’s all it took to change the meaning of the performance and the Tonys.

“Weapon with my hands.”

They didn’t just take out the muskets to show solidarity, Lin is trying to teach us that what we do, say and write will change perspective for generations to come. He’s showing us how we don’t need a gun or violence to fight for what we believe in. Like Alexander, we have our hands. Our writing. Our words are immortalised when we write, no matter who takes us away. The massacre in Orlando has devastated our country, but why stay silent? Why give them what they want and silence ourselves? We need to make something that is immortalised. Teach generations that come that you can take away our loved ones, but you can NEVER take our words.