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Fresh update on "tony award" discussed on All Things Considered
"Is all things considered from NPR news I'm David folk and flick Broadway lost a giant this past Friday Steven Sondheim died at age 91 Leaving behind an extraordinary body of work and a lasting legacy in American musical theater The legendary Broadway actor in singer Patti LuPone starred in 6 Sondheim productions including the current revival of company She's a two time Tony Award and Grammy Award winner more important to this she shared a friendship with Sondheim spanning decades And she's with me now to talk about him Patti LuPone welcome Thank you very much First let me say I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend How have you been remembering Stephen Sondheim over the past few days Oh It's complicated You know musical comedy as we know it is gone Sort of the genesis of it the formula of it is gone with Stephen And it's just hard to process what happens now Where it goes from here With musicals Yeah yeah And then it'll be just won't be the same when you're not getting a note for Steve You know I just won't be the same if I do another sometime musical not being not getting you know a very specific sometimes harsh but always one that improves the performer Note from sieve Also it sounds like it meant a lot to you What drew you to his work and to those roles he created He is he was very emotional You know a very deep well of emotion He was Searingly intelligent and a lot of people have written to me today He wrote the soundtrack of our lives He didn't Sugarcoat or dismiss human frailty He wrote about it His music and his lyrics are incredibly complex and to achieve A melody line and to achieve articulation and enunciation in his lyrics it elevates you It makes you feel as though you can call yourself truly call yourself an actor or a singer He's hard to accomplish He's hard to it's a challenge I remember when I was doing sweaty time with a New York fell and there is a duet between Sweeney and Nellie and more hot pies or God that's good I can't remember I can't keep calling it more hot pies but I think it's good That's good Where he's talking about his chair And there's three runs that Nellie will you wake that up And each one of them three runs are different and I said to Steve I'm trying I'm really trying to make the distinction between the notes in the three different runs And he said well I sang that when I wrote it and I don't sing I didn't know what he meant by that But you mean I don't have to do it right I didn't know what he meant Maybe he met a guy like I can do it Surely you could pull it off But he was basically saying that he wrote the notes he didn't necessarily sing them when he wrote them But I'm not sure what he meant by that And I just endeavored to do it correctly The notes were very close together And different all three runs were different You used the word hard a moment ago that this stuff was hard you know and I'm a guy who likes Broadway musicals from Hammerstein to Hamilton Sondheim at first to me seem kind of difficult and dissonant but over time I feel like maybe it was when I saw a little night music but I really came to appreciate the beauty and ache of his work What was he going for Yes just said it The ache of his work Yeah What was he going for there Why was he different He was How do I say this There's a lot there was a lot swirling around in his body and as with all of us there's complication there's complexity There's confusion There's clarity and so how do you write that You write it and you hope that it's relatable and it is if you listen and you you know you allow yourself to hear the emotional line of his music Paddle point you have a last memory or moment that captures Stephen Sondheim in your mind that you'd like to leave our listeners with Well I would have to say it was the last time I saw him on the first preview where oh God it's difficult Yeah He was quite frail I suggested to Marianne and Chris our producer that we should have a pre show communication with the audience because of the complexity of the opening number because of the emotional impact of this event after a pandemic closing ten days before opening two years ago I mean it was loaded with emotion And Marianne asked me if I would just say something up to Steve And That was my last sort of Face to face with him I didn't go to the drinks party afterwards because I frankly was exhausted And I didn't want to and I'm sorry that I didn't But I wrote to him in our emails crossed actually a couple of days later I couldn't believe that our emails literally crossed I wrote to him to say sorry Steve that I didn't go to the drinks after show I just was exhausted and I wanted to go home and not a second later I got his email going sorry I didn't see you at the jinx thing And I thought oh my God You know in some way we were connected Yeah We've been hearing the voice of Broadway legend Patti LuPone helping us to remember another Titan of Broadway Steven Sondheim Aren't they a pair Patti LuPone thanks so much for sharing your memories of your good friend Thank you so much for having me on And.
Musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim has died I comic songwriter Stephen Sondheim a giant in American musical theater has died attorney Rick Pappas told The New York Times Sondheim died Friday at his home in Roxbury Connecticut he was ninety one Sondheim who was taught by the legendary Oscar Hammerstein wrote the lyrics for nineteen fifties American stage classics West Side Story and gypsy early in his career six of Sondheim's musicals won Tony awards for best score he received the Pulitzer Prize for something in the park an academy award for the song sooner or later from the film Dick Tracy five Olivier awards and the presidential medal of honor hi
Fresh update on "tony award" discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York Show
"When you're dead you're a jet All the way He died early Friday at his home in roxbury Connecticut at the age of 91 Sometimes long list of accomplishments include west side story gypsy a funny thing happened on the way to the forum and Sweeney Todd Tom haim was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014 Considered one of America's greatest composers and lyricists on time one more Tony Awards than any other composer the new oma cron variant of COVID-19's being founded more European countries Italy Germany and the UK all reporting cases of the new strain and British prime minister Boris Johnson's announce steps to contain it The UK's among the nation's already enforcing travel bans U.S. travel restrictions kick in tomorrow for 8 African nations And Israel is banning all foreigners from entering that country at the start of Hanukkah the new restrictions there kick in at midnight and they're expected to last 14 days All Israelis entering the.
Broadway Actor Chad Kimball Files Lawsuit Alleging He Lost Job Over Christian Beliefs
"Read a story, heard about and knew about the case of a Broadway performer named Chad Kimball, who now feels like he's left with no other option, but to sue the producers of a musical he was in, come from away because he says they fired him over his beliefs about having the right to sing in church. In Washington state, and after he tweeted that he believed he had the right to sing in church. The Broadway community turned on him. He got canceled. He got fired, he says in his lawsuit that he was fired because of his Christian beliefs. And people understand this Broadway guy was a beloved figure on Broadway. Part of this big Tony Award winning musical Memphis and been on stage for
Fresh update on "tony award" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Today 8 11 a man is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after a shooting in manassas last night Prince William county police say it happened at a home on Bradford lane near eccles court a woman's been taken into custody police say she knew the shooting victim and lived in the same home but their exact relationship was not disclosed Police tell WTO P it was the woman who called them after the shooting And a man is dead after being shot and killed in broad daylight in southeast D.C. It happened around one 30 p.m. yesterday on 25th street southeast at good hope road The victim 22 year old Desean gladden died at a hospital The maternal death rate in Virginia more than doubled between 1982 and 2018 to 16 deaths per 100,000 live births a new law passed earlier this year may help reverse that trend The law expanded Medicaid to cover the service of doulas which are women who provide support education and advice to expectant mothers before during and after childbirth The Virginia mercury reports some research shows fewer childbirth complications and C sections among women who use the services of a doula The law does not require a doula to be certified by the state or to accept Medicaid but those who do must complete at least 60 hours of training The new law will cover up to 8 visits by a trained doula from conception to 6 months after delivery State health officials hope to have the policy in place by this coming spring Sarah Jacobs W TOP news Another family friendly Broadway musical is coming to the small screen TV guides mad Roush tells it's none other than the Tony Award winning Annie live We're back to live musicals which is a tradition that NBC started quite a while back and now we're going to get Annie done live on Thursday night on NBC with some really fun casting I think that casting the empire diva Taraji P. Henson is mishandling and sounds like a lot of fun It takes some getting used to looking at Harry connick junior with a bald cap on playing daddy warbucks And then we have as always there's a discovery The new Annie her name is Selena Smith I'm sure she's not the first black Annie that has been performing the role but in terms of the mainstream production like this it's a nicely diverse cast also Titus Burgess is in it and lots of others But if you're a fan of the musicals again looking for things for the family to watch together That's what this time of year is all about And I'm sure that Andy live will fit that bill Annie live airs Thursday at 8 p.m. A new bill aims to fund a librarian for every D.C. public school It was introduced by D.C. council member Charles Allen Nearly three dozen DCS schools began the school year without a full-time librarian That is a massive problem and is also a missed opportunity to better prepare our students While some of those positions have been filled some are only part time and he said many of the schools lacking funding for a librarian are in the poorer areas of town Something librarian Christopher Stewart told the committee of the whole he thinks is unacceptable When we look at these two public schools we're looking at close to a $1 billion a year There's no excuse for us not to make sure that we have a school library in every single school The council will continue taking comments on the librarian funding mandate until December 7th then set a date to vote Michelle Morello WTO P news It's 8 14 It's the.
"tony award" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"I was so happy to see them together. That was one of the shows. I was lucky enough to see the original cast way back when and it just brought so many good memories and they sounded great and yeah. They've still got it. I loved it. I have to confess a major musical blind spot and that is the show ragtime never seen it never heard it but judging by how my twitter feed exploded when brian stokes mitchell and audra mcdonald sang wheels of a dream from ragtime. Can you filming on this. I also have never had the chance to see ragtime. But i do know the music and i do know that this is one of those shows that definitely i mean. Obviously there's also the revival of carousel that put audra mcdonald on the map but this is her show and it was so great to see the two of them together they they have such a powerhouse energy between them and they're both legends. And you know. They should've just ended with that. Because it so powerfully that final.
Fresh update on "tony award" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Of lights Of course you can start the holiday off with none other than the national menora lighting in front of The White House The president will be there with Jewish celebrities in live music but there will also be other manure lighting events all over the DMV You can head to the wharf or old town Alexandria where there will be free hot cocoa and latkes And if you need some more traditional food to get into the spirit head to the union market where you can get oi to the world a Hanukkah basket that comes with locks a goat cheese spread and of course suif canute Luke Luke WTO news A confederate monument is coming down on Maryland's eastern shore the Talbot county council voted unanimously to have the Talbot boys statue relocated from the courthouse in Easton to a Virginia battlefield The statue was dedicated in 1916 and honors more than 80 soldiers from Talbot county who took up arms against the U.S. and fought for the confederacy It's thought to be the last confederate monument still standing on public property in Maryland aside from cemeteries and battlefields Another family friendly Broadway musical is coming to the small screen TV guides Matt Roush tells W TOP it's none other than the Tony Award winning Annie live We're back to live musicals which is a tradition that NBC started quite a while back and now we're going to get Annie done live on Thursday night on NBC with some really fun casting I think that casting the empire diva Taraji P. Henson is miss Hank and sounds like a lot of fun It takes some getting used to looking at Harry connick junior with a bald cap on playing Danny warbucks And then we have as always there's a discovery The new Annie her name is Selena Smith I'm sure she's not the first black Annie that has been performing the role but in terms of a mainstream production like this it's a nicely diverse cast also Titus burgesses in it and lots of others But if you're a fan of the musicals again looking for things for the family to watch together That's what this time of year is all about And I'm sure that Andy live will fit that bill And Annie live airs Thursday at 8 p.m. a man is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after a shooting in manassas last night Prince William county police say it happened at a home on Bradford lane near eccles court a woman's been taken into custody police say she knew the shooting victim and lived in the same home but their exact relationship wasn't disclosed Police tell W TOP it was the woman who called them after the shooting It's 6 43 This holiday we.
"tony award" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"It's hard to believe. It's almost twenty years since that show premiered on broadway and net. I love that show. It's the songs are so catchy and it was great to see them. Reunite for that and the organizing principle behind last night was please come back to theatre. Please come back to broadway were here. We're open it was heartening to see everybody in the theater with masks on and vaccinated seeing so many people happily sitting are masks was encouraging also. This was a nostalgia fest right. You have jennifer holliday singing. And i am telling you. I'm not going from dreamgirls. And i wanna be hot enough to be the actor who just stand comes up. You see him in the shadows. The beginning of the of the peace right. He's the silhouette in the shadows. He steps out she caresses his face. And then before she gets to the bridge he he disappears backstage that that is acting. Yeah who knows he might have gotten his union card just off of that that moment it was great. I i also love seeing sheryl ralph Who was also in the original production of dreamgirls in who is just a fantastic performer. She introduced that performance. And you could just tell how much she loved. Like her and jennifer holliday. Have this bond. Gee just hyped her up. It was just great. It was it was a very lovely moment now. There is one moment from opening night. That i will never ever oil forget as long as i live. And that is standing in the wings as jennifer holliday as efi melody white sang. And.
"tony award" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"This was another player. you saw. Yes yes it was. Actually one of the last shows that i saw before the shutdown happened. And i'm just so happy to see. David alan grier get this award. He's been nominated several times before that and this was his first time winning. And i think a lot of people don't realize this dude is like a trained actor. He can do everything from shakespeare to a soldier's play to of course a lot of people know him from in living color so like his range is fantastic and it just made me really happy to see him get this award and i thought the production was actually really really strong. And i'm glad. I got a little bit of love last night In terms of a little bit of love actually a lot of love moolah rouge basically soaked up just about everything. It was nominated for including best musical leading actor in a musical into debate who listeners of the show will remember as the carnival barker in schmidt. Geduhn he was. The only actor nominated in this category. Because of we are timing stuff and man. I really wanted him to acknowledge it a little bit more than he did but he mostly played it. Straight right yeah. This was the first time this that ever happens. And apparently he needed at least sixty percent of the votes to win and look at that he did. But i would have loved to see like a bit made out of his speech and instead i think he kind of like briefly alluded to or mentioned it and then just kind of went on. And it's like oh man. This could have been really funny moment. Something this weird happens. A bit is required. You gotta do a bit anyway. A featured actor in a musical went to mulan ridges danny burstein who gave an emotional speech mentioning the loss of his wife over the past year. You all showed up for us. You were there for us whether you just sent a note or sent your love. Sent your prayers sent bagels. It meant the world to us. And it's something. I'll never forget. And i love being an actor on broadway. Thank you so the few musical awards moulin rouge didn't soak up a went to jagged little pill featured actress in a musical went to lauren patent. Now there's a lot of controversy surrounding this particular. Musical producers have apologized for mishandling. The character of joe is played by patent. Joe is a gender non-conforming character who is quote on an open ended journey with regard to their cleaners and gender identity a patent of courses assist gender woman. And there's also been some other stuff around this particular musical actor nora. Shell voiced concerns about backstage treatment. They say there were coerced into putting off surgery producers. Say they're deeply troubled by these claims and pledged to take the matter quote very seriously a lot going on there but best book of a musical. Went to diablo cody. She's on her way to got. Yeah she has what this and then she has the oscar for the screenplay for juno correct. I like go. The i think she's made some really really fascinating stuff between obviously juno and then movies like a young adults entirely so good for her good for her leading actress in a musical winter. Adrienne warren for tina. The tina turner musical. It's very on the nose name for musical but there you are. You saw this too right. I did and look adrienne warren. I was so happy to see this happen. I feel like this was one of the wins. That was pretty predictable. She just gave a powerhouse performance. I mean the thing about tina. You know we've already seen what's love got to do with it angela. Mass and of course killed that role in the nineteen ninety-three movie adrienne. Warren took a show. That was kind of wrote. And you know it's not about okay. I don't know my oh stage show. And it's kind of Undone by some very traits moments but she really elevates the role she really inhabits tina turner while also making it her own. She has the rasp patina. But she's just so charismatic that it feels like more than just you know jamie foxx.
"tony award" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Na member fdic okay. So it's just the two of us today and look. This is a four hour ceremony. I assure we cannot talk about everything. We cannot even hit all the winners all the performances were just gonna hit some highlights because there were a hell of a lot of highlights and a hell of a lot of performances but first. Let's get to this kind of bizarre presentation which was according to my twitter feed kind of troublesome for a lot of people. Most of the awards were handed out in the first two hours which aired on paramount plus that ceremony was hosted by the great and good audra mcdonald that left a lot more room for musical performances of which there are plenty in the last hours and they aired on cbs. That special was called. Broadway's back exclamation point because it's theater and That special hosted by leslie odem junior. What did you think of. This bifurcated approached at work for you. Not at all so confusing and i was not alone because i went on twitter to ask you both. They can help me find the second half of the show. This is just to me. Another example of the way in which theater just gets short shrift all the time because i they have the first part of the night the tony awards themselves were most of the awards handed out that's on paramount. Plus only and then you have to switch over to cbs. Or if you're on paramount plus you have to have paramount bus premium to watch the second half. But then i didn't also realize that because i'm on the west coast. They weren't showing the extra special the two ours hosted by leslie junior. That wasn't airing until later on. I guess because like paramount plus wasn't showing it until later in the evening and i was like. Don't wanna be up this. So it was very confusing and i think that having this bifurcated streaming thing is not helpful especially when you consider and i don't want to make this sound agents at all but i think the tonys especially has a much older demographic and so i wonder if it was confusing for me. I can only imagine how confusing it could have been a lot of other people who would have tuned in and so. I wonder what the audience numbers were like for that. That'll be interesting to see because again. The second half is less two hours. Had the big awards and best musical best play best revival all the other awards including a lot of actor in technical words were in those first two hours and i understand why they did it but man it made for a very odd night now however it has to be said that as a ceremony as an award ceremony. The tonys are always the best. Because you've got professional show people who know how to time their speeches. There ended up thirty seconds. They build each each of the speeches has arc in them and they get emotional and they call it back and then you know their performances are just. That's why you tune in right. Yeah i mean. I think what was great about this. Was that there was very very little banter going on with the present and these are people who could do banter because that is what they do. They are theater people. Many of them know how to improv. If they wanted to they could do it. But i appreciate the fact that especially audra mcdonald for the first half of the show was just like we got this. Many words need to hand out and we have to in two hours and the show actually finished ten minutes early. Which is i think great. So i appreciate it. How short and sweet. That part was especially okay. Let's get into it The award for best play in this was kind of a surprise to many people. Went to matthew lopez's the inheritance. It's a two part play. That adapts enforcers howards. End into a story about generations of gay men in newark city. Mattielo -pez is the first latin next render to win in this carry something. He mentioned in his speech. We are vibrant community reflecting a vast array of cultures experiences and yes skin tones. We have so many stories to tell they are inside of us. He can come out. Let us tell you are stories. Thank you for this. Thank you this play. Also one leading actor a play for andrew. Burn up featured actress in a play. I didn't understand what featured meant. I didn't know it means supporting. But of course the people are not going to say supporting they're gonna say featured featured actor in a play lowest smith at age ninety. She's the oldest winner in the acting. Category it also won four direction of a play. A lot of people were thinking that this was going to go to jeremy. oh harris's slave play which got twelve nominations which is a record but at one zip you saw slave pay right. I saw slave play and to say the least. It was a very polarizing show polarizing. I think among many different groups particularly black critics. I am one of those critics who really admired. Its ambition. And i liked it a lot more than others did. And just in case people are not aware it is about three couples who are interracial who are trying to work through what it means to be an inch racial couple and it involves lots of allusions to end includes sexual situations in which they are acting out slavery Which is a big reason. Why people had a lot of feelings about it. Jeremy harris co wrote Zola the movie from earlier. This year of that was based off of twitter thread. So yeah. I was quite surprised and kind of disappointed. I think the fact that whether you like it or not. This has made nominations but then didn't win. Any is a curious thing until you realize that. I didn't realize this that there are actually two different things going on when it comes to nominations and the actual awards. There's a smaller committee tasked with seeing all the shows and they are the ones who vote for it and you know. I think it's like a few dozen people and they each have like three year terms that overlap and then there's eight hundred plus people in the voting body there might be a little bit of overlap there. But that's like a huge number disparity. Which i think is why we see something like this happen. Where something like. The inheritance wins over slave play. Yeah so there's a lot of reasons why it didn't win anything i think. In you know there's no way to know. But those are a couple possibilities for vice chacao ensuring like flays polarizing among black critics. I have to tell you that The inheritances is equally polarizing among gay. Critics it is a play that launched a thousand hot takes. The best revival play went to a soldier's play. We got a greatly. I order the evening was David alan grier featured actor in a play. He gave a great speech with a lot of great energy guys and to the other nominees. Tub bananas i want and it also won for best revival of a play as you mentioned and the director kenny. Leon gave a tremendous speech no disc to shakespeare. no this to epson to check off to shaw. They're all at the table but the table got to be bigger issue..
Woke Crowd Cries Racism After 'Slave Play' Tony Awards Snub
"For a theater geek like me like me. Last night was the like the super bowl because it was the tony awards. I've got a friend in moulin rouge actually a few friends in moulin rouge and moulin rouge the musical. The huge winner. I was really really excited for danny burstein. Zeya a new york actor. He had just a horrific year. he's one of the stars of moulin rouge on broadway. And he's been a broadway actor for and he and his wife. Rebecca luker a real beloved couple rebecca. His wife got ls and both of them got cove head and she died last december. This past december. So he's back on stage with moulin rouge. He won his first. Tony award very gracious speech. And there's a huge controversy about the play side not the musical side you got you got musicals and you got you got plays right and the play that was expected to clean up at. The tonys was a play called slave plane. I know people who saw it and said it was a incoherent mess. It's just. I don't even know what it's about something about. It's all woke stuff about race. It's race and sexuality and you know a lot of people. I know roy just didn't like it at all but you know the woke crowd of new york being the wo- crowd it was nominated for. I think i think twelve tony awards. It was completely shut out. It didn't win a single tony so now of course come the accusations that the tony select selection committee is racist. Because everything's got to be racist. Everything is a lack of diversity. Everything about And of course. New york's broadway community is about the most diverse community in the world. But it's not enough for the woke crowd
"tony award" Discussed on Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor's Journey
"Then secondly I hope that video as we're now having to do with online stuff the video will start to incorporate in equity and sag will get their act together and be able to work together and make theater have a video component win. Its it services and when it's appropriate interesting but when feeder has a video component is it still theater or is it now video. Well i think that the music industry that that song pop song is still a musical piece even though it has a music video it's still. It's still that the song the lyrics. The composition of the melody is still the essential element. Even though you've now added a video part to it. I'm really i really. I was asking. That wasn't rhetorical. I i wonder. Yeah what i don't know i mean people still go to football games even watch. Tv it never televising. Sports never stopped. He wasn't going person. I i agree with you that there is something special. That is a stage production. That isn't tv or film. So yes that is correct. And i and. I don't think that's ever going to change now. But i but. I hope that equity in particular can start to embrace win. Things can be on video when things can be you know performed in new york but yet someone in iowa can see it or vice versa. It's gonna change for sure. I agree with you it because this is happening whether we like it or not right so we just gotta figure out how it's done work. We've opened up. We've uncorked the bow. You know what i mean. It's it's we're not going back so i'll be curious to see well. The twenty twenty one broadway season is already underway as the tony awards. Prepare to finally honor the twenty twenty season now. Some of the shows that closed last year have already reopened big hits like haiti's town waitress hamilton. The lion king and wicked. Then there's the new shows for this upcoming season like passover lackawanna blues david burns american utopia and the much anticipated opening of six which had actually started preview performances last season but broadway shut down the very night it was to open so this fall holds a lot of anticipation and probably expectation of what many of us hope will be a resurgence of theater. And the back of the bright lights of broadway. Well i'm your host patrick. Oliver jones still waiting for my own broadway debut but for now i've got this podcast where i handle all of the writing editing producing and marketing of each episode publicity provided by imagine. Pr group incidental music in this episode. By chad crouch while never make it is a part of the helium radio network and a member of the broadway makers alliance join me next time with misty rosas as we talk more about. Wow never make it..
"tony award" Discussed on Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor's Journey
"Situation. And i think it should have been handled in an unprecedented way.
"tony award" Discussed on Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor's Journey
"Tony emini worthy to have the category completely eliminated would imply that. None of those plays were deserving of any accolades. But it certainly very rare that a plays ever nominated. So it's not like it would have been as much of a snub as it is toward lightening the correct. That's exactly so. Do you think that original musicals are dying off. Because the three musicals that are up all used jukebox or previously found music. So do you think original musicals or in the flux right now now. I i don't think that they're influx anymore than the theater. Businesses being closed in general. If you look at what audiences have really responded to. As far as buying tickets in the past in the most recent years you had hamilton was the opposite the biggest. And then do you have an anson cleanly original no star not a jukebox original score. This is what people are spending hundreds of dollars. A ticket for gentleman's guide falls into that as well sure but i mean general gentleman's guide absolutely does and that was a great show and that was not like him. I'm talking about like these. may the juggernauts. Yeah but and i hear people say broadly day. Yes it's becoming. It's all jukebox The audiences really do still craves and they are showing this with what they're paying for. An original musical is look at their when it's done. Well amilton hanson. People are willing to come out of work to come see it so i don't think the narrative that they only want jukebox musicals false and also it's not really fair. I think it's i think it's not correct. But i do think that producers are putting out more jukebox. Or it well known. Material instead of original musicals. I i do think there's an imbalance there. It's much safer yeah dear. Evan hansen was an incredible gamble when they were doing that. Show originally there was no see. No one was ben. Plows not stamos in that show it was. It was a creative team that you know we knew in the community but was not known internationally like navy. They are now right and it was a show about teen suicide. I mean the there were so many risks. There is so much at stake to put that on broadway like that really could have bombed not because it wasn't good but because you could look at that as a producer we have no one famous. We don't have title anyone's heart of and it's about kids killing themselves. I mean who the hell wants to go to that so it involves a good amount of risk i just. I don't really think that the musicals dying off. I just think that there aren't that many good ones that people are willing to spend that kind of money for. It's really really hard to write a useful as it's been up and it takes a long time to correct now with that date in mind. You know march twelfth which is when actually everything shutdown down could. They have stuck with that and used video footage or had had the previews and made that count. Is there a way that they could have made it work with a march twelfth date. I don't think so because you can't guarantee that tony. Tony nominating committee sought the tony. Nominating committee is very leaker. People in that. It's not a huge group will. According to variety magazine there are more than eight hundred. Fifty tony voters but the actual nominating committee only has fifty four. That's a group of like previous tony winners. And it's people from all departments yet lighting design. Tony pass winners and set design and orchestrator is a pretty great people telling leading committee so if they didn't get to see it then it's not fair but do you think of used video or recordings or anything now because you can't you can't judge someone's lighting design off video and for that matter you shouldn't really judge someone's live performance offering video either but you're evaluating this is it's the tony awards the awards for live theatre. It's not right to show it to someone on video and expect them evaluated for tony award. It otherwise he'd be giving them an oscar an emmy. It's not meant to be done on strain and it can't be evaluated on screen so i don't know what the solution was. This was a really hard situation. Because i think a lot of people were deserving of accolades at the same time though. It's sucks that it was like winning the gold medal in the olympics on all the other athletes bus broke down. It doesn't matter how slow you ran. You still got the gold medal and you know what do you do. You can't cancel the race. Yeah true so what do you think. This is going to say for next year's tony's if if there is one because because as of right now it doesn't look like broadway is gonna open up till fall of twenty one. Maybe summer fall twenty one which would be after the season anyway instead. We're talking june twenty twenty. Two right would be the next tony awards and they're certainly not going to go back and pick up any shows that opened or were part of the season unless they opened again right unless unless they like. I think you know if six and company revival and girl from north country. And i think all of those shows come back and of course they will be eligible for the next one right given the cast may be dead from old age but i think that of course they will be. Everyone will be eligible to open aerobics. The tony's but at the word the awards won't be for the following june. Yeah it's also it's also why they had to do something now for this one because otherwise you wouldn't be voting on tina turner. The musical in june of twenty twenty two people would be like what did i see that you know what i mean like. It'll be so be two years after the socks so so you definitely think they should have had the tony awards this year like. Maybe they should have done the summer whenever whenever they actually set that february nineteenth date. But i don't think they should have had them. I think that they should have some acknowledgement of what they thought was excellent. I think it's an unprecedented.
Tony Awards Land Hosts Leslie Odom Jr. And Audra McDonald
"Actors Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom junior will host the festivities around the Tony awards later this month marches are a letter with the latest Audra McDonald will host the Tony awards on September twenty sixth on CBS immediately after Leslie Odom junior will host a two hour celebration of Broadway's return the Tonys were delayed after the pandemic forced Broadway to shut down on March twelfth twenty twenty one Broadway is re opening there are only eighteen eligible plays and musicals this year compared to thirty for the last time the Tonys were held fewer productions in fewer awards on TV the acting directing and technical awards will only be on the paramount plus streaming service
Legendary Comedian Jackie Mason Dies at Age 93
"Comedian Jackie Mason has died in New York City Hospital at the age of 93. He won two Emmy Awards, also a special Tony Award during his career. Here's one of those Emmy winning performances. Courtesy of Fox in The Simpsons. He was Rabbi Hyman Christoph Ski on The Simpsons. As the Taurus says, judgment belongs to God, It's our Astor says You can't eat ham and I'm the spokesman for him. Call him. This is why I only called you on Christmas and needs them. Wait, wait, wait, Please, Dan, Do you even think I'm funny? I'm not gonna lady so funnier before by Rudenstine. He puts the housing and credit and the liberty in the villages. Mason also had critically acclaimed roles in movies like The Jerk starring Steve
Phylicia Rashad to lead Howard College of Fine Arts
"A big homecoming for key member of the Cosby family for sure shot is returning to her alma mater with a big time title the Tony Award winner and matriarch of the Cosby show family has been named the new dean of the how what university college of fine arts which shot graduated magna **** laude from the historically black university in nineteen seventy earning a bachelors degree in fine arts her homecoming marks not only a return for her but for the school's fine arts college it was folded into the college of arts and sciences in the late nineteen nineties the school's provost says Rashad skills and passion for the arts makes her a perfect fit for the role and we shot says it's a privilege to help re establish the fine arts division at Howard I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
A Brief History of Entertainment Awards in the US
"Awards are tradition in the united states. Which have been around for almost one hundred years. The first academy awards were handed out in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine the hollywood roosevelt hotel. The ceremony lasted a whopping fifteen minutes. It's unclear exactly where the term oscar came from. But there's evidence of the staff of the academy of motion picture arts and sciences using the name as early as nineteen thirty-one the oscars were a huge hit and soon other entertainment organizations followed. Suit the other. Three major awards were all established after world war two. The first tony awards were given out in nineteen forty. Seven you award is named after actress antoinette. Perry who is nicknamed tony. She died in nineteen forty-six and the first awards were done in her honor at the first ceremony. Brock pemberton. Who handed out the award called it. A tony and the name stuck the emmy awards were first given out in nineteen forty nine in los angeles. When hardly anyone had televisions the awards. Were i only given out for. Local television stations in the los angeles area name emmy comes from the word imi which is a nickname for an image. Or th- akon. Which is the name of a camera tube. That was once used in tv cameras. The grannies were created in nineteen fifty eight as a response to the creation of the hollywood walk of fame the name. Grammy is short gramophone. Which is what the trophy looks like. And was the first record player which could play the first recorded music.
Viola Davis, One of the Greatest Actors of Our Time
"Welcome alex i. It's great to have you here to talk about viola. I'm so excited to hear your picks but first a little bit of background viola. When she won her first oscar for best supporting actress for fences and twenty seventeen. She became the first black person to win the so so-called triple crown of acting a competitive advantage emmy and tony award because of this in how omnipresent she's been over the last decade including her turn in the blockbuster period piece the help and as the shady complicated lawyer least keating in the long running series how to get away with murder. It might be easy to forget that. She has more than paid her dues to get where she's at. Now she graduated from juilliard in nineteen ninety-three and bounce between theater and screen throughout the rest of that decade by the early offs. She'd become a reliable supporting actor. Popping up in steven soderbergh movies like solaris and playing rations on the mom rule or the urban professional. She spoken candidly about how being dark skinned. Black woman has impacted her career like in this interview. She did with tina brown in twenty eighteen. I have a career that's probably comparable to meryl streep julianne moore. Let's sigourney weaver. They all came out of jail. They came out of juilliard. They came on nyu. They had the same path as me and yet i am nowhere near them. Not as far as money not as far as job opportunities. Nowhere close to
'Chernobyl' and 'Harry Potter' actor Paul Ritter dies at 54
"Actor Paul Ritter has died of a brain tumor at the age of fifty four I marches are a letter with a look at his career Paul Ritter was known for his versatility he played an engineer blamed for a mistake at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the HBO drama Chernobyl he appeared as the wizard Eldred warble in Harry potter and the half blood prince he portrayed a member of a mysterious organization in the James Bond film quantum of solace British audiences knew him for the sitcom Friday night dinner he was nominated for a Tony Award in two thousand eight for his role in the Norman conquests
New York City to Set Up COVID-19 Vaccine Sites for Broadway Workers
"Is plotting an autumn return. For Broadway Bear. De Blasio said the city would establish a vaccination program for actors and other Broadway theater workers. This is going to be a year to turn things around and our artists are performers are cultural community are gonna lead the way and encourage people inspired people. So it's time to raise the curtain. Tony Award winning actor under the Shield, said the performers already voices that strong All we need is a stage, The mayor said The city would provide pop up testing near theaters and help with crowd management. Aaron Kit Risky ABC NEWS New York Street scene in
Actor Christopher Plummer, best known for "The Sound of Music," dies in Connecticut
"Christopher plummer has died. The legendary canadian actor graced the stage movie theaters and television screens for six decades plummer starred in a number of shakespeare productions and also played captain. George von trapp in the musical film the sound of music. Do you agree Warmer would go onto win academy award for one of his later films beginners and he won two tony awards and two primetime emmys. Christopher plummer died at his home in connecticut with his wife lane taylor by his side. He was ninety. One
Christopher Plummer, Oscar winner and 'Sound of Music' star, dies at 91
"Christopher plummer the canadian born actor who starred opposite julie andrews in the sound of music has died at the age of ninety one at his home in connecticut. Shakespearean actor was best known for playing captain von trapp in the oscar winning film and won an oscar for his role in the twenty twelve film beginners. His career began on the stage where he wants to tony. Awards but plummer shined on the big screen as well in the shoes of real life character and the people you work for are destroying the most respected the highest rate of the most profitable show on this network. The insider where he played newsman. Mike wallace and franklin delano roosevelt in the hbo. Telepathic
Hal Holbrook, actor who played "Deep Throat," has died at 95 in Beverly Hills
"And Emmy and Tony Award winning actor Hal Holbrook has died at the age of 95. He reportedly passed away a couple weeks ago at his home in Beverly Hills. Holbrook's career spanned decades, including the 1987 film Wall Street and looks in the abyss. There's nothing staring back at him at that moment, man finds his character That is what keeps him out of the abyss. Holbrook was acclaim for his betrayal of the government source, known as Deep Throat in the political thriller thriller All the President's men and, of course, on stage Mark Twain to fantastic and You know what a
Cicely Tyson dies: Oscar nominee, Emmy and Tony winner was 96
"And this afternoon, we learned that Cicely Tyson, the pioneering black actress who who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife, in sounder, a Tony Award in 2013 when she was 88 2 Emmys for her role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman died today at the age of 96. Cicely Tyson's memoir, Justus I Am was published this week.
Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96
"A legendary actor has died if you saw her work on stage green or on television you'd be convinced the Cicely Tyson was born to be an actor but she said in this nineteen ninety four social media press interview that the racial climate she was coming up seem to stack the odds against her as a child we were not needed to go to the movies I never walked into a legitimate theater until I was in government and so the fact that I am an actress is a source of amazement not only to my family and friends but to myself as well overcoming all of that Tyson went on to gain an Oscar nomination for her work in sounder she was also a Tony Award winner at the age of eighty eight and she touched the hearts of TV viewers in the starring role in the autobiography of miss Jane Pittman Cicely Tyson was ninety six I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Cicely Tyson, award-winning actor noted for 'Sounder,' 'Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,' dies
"Sicily Tyson has died. She was a big big actress back in the 19 seventies in the U. S. She wanted Oscar nomination for her role as a sharecropper's wife in the film, Sounder She also was in the Autobot autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. She played a 110 year old former slave throughout the woman's life in that movie from 1974. Also in Cicely Tyson was 88. She won a Tony Award for her performance on Broadway.
"tony award" Discussed on Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor's Journey
"Get any nominations. That might be disappointing. But it wouldn't be humiliating. I think the because there was no competition they still didn't get a nomination. That was really embarrassing for them. And i feel bad for them because i i've been a part of shows that didn't get nominated for anything but in a big season and you know you're like oh whatever but it's not humiliating because there were other great shows it's just that in this particular year there was no other competition so it's really embarrassed. I never got to see the show. I was out of town whenever was playing this last december but yes it got very mixed too bad reviews as far as the broadway production the off broadway production got rave reviews. However once it moved to broadway then it didn't fare so well not sure how that makes any sense but unless it's being reviewed by different people or maybe they just did some weird changes that literally blew up when they went to broadway but But i did read that the lead character himself did get some some fairly good reviews within the context of of a badly reviewed show. Now do you think that he at least could have been pulled out. I mean it would have given given to beat some some competition quote unquote. I didn't see the lightning thief. Which is why. I'm really just speaking about this. Hypothetically about it being a slap in the face as opposed to weighing in my opinion. So i really can't i can't weigh in on how good some of these performance didn't see the show. I'm not going to be the person people do. This surprise amount. They're like oh well you know it was terrible. I'm like looking you see it. No but i'm like that. Don't say it was terrible and don't say it was good either but i do stand by that. This is a tony award. It should carry with a great distinction on a very high honor. And i don't think it should be given to someone by default so if they don't think that this person was deserving of a tony nomination and i say good for them for holding up the standard now. Do you think that this year's award though are going to hold that standard or do you think that all of these words like aaron debates will get an asterisk next to it. I don't know. I think that whether there's an asterisk next to or a proverbial astra's next to it will be a different thing. That's a great question. Because why would they put an asterisk next to it. I mean i know why. But that doesn't seem fair to someone who was deserving of the tony. Anyway i can think i mean for example mary louise parker in the sound inside. I thought that performance so absolately brilliant so she deserves a tony for that. She deserves tony. If there were five hundred shows nominated so why would she get an asterisk next to her name for this tony award. It's not right. I understand what you're asking of course because going back to the ninety five tony's the lightning thief kind of what we're the parallel release strikes because sunset boulevard was the only original musical that whole season again. That was just a very sparse season. Had nothing to do with an an pandemic but it was the only original and suffice to say sunset. boulevard is not entered weber's best musical and some people think he doesn't have a best musical but that being said that is certainly not his best work but yet it was the only original work and so it was up for best original score and best book because it was the only musical in category and won both of those so there is something to be said that simply because of this weird truncated season very arbitrarily set as far as the february nineteenth date that lightning thief could have forced for sheer. Being the only one could have risen up and be like. Okay well vote on it if you think this is the only one eligible vote on it. If you think again it would have to reach the sixty percent threshold. That's a possibility. That's why i say slap in the face because it was basically saying lightning thief. We won't even nominate you when there's no. That's that's what i did i again. I haven't seen it but that's why it's a slap in the face right. 'cause i'm i'm hearing from people who did see it that that they're like we see why it wasn't nominated even in this shortened season so because it's still carries with it a very high honor the pulitzer prize for example the pulitzer prize has on multiple was not given out a pulitzer prize on a certain year. They just said you know what you all suck. And they don't give one out so i i've always respected the pulitzer committees for that in a really great way because they said yeah like you just because it's you're just because it's a year whether it's not a lot of competition doesn't mean we're going to get one to apply that really doesn't deserve it. So do you think then that they should have just not had a best original score category. I think that they should have had as they did. Because i do think that some of the writing for the plays which would be eligible in that category were really standing so i think some of those were tony amani worthy so to have the category completely eliminated would imply. None of those plays were deserving of any accolades. But it's certainly very rare that plays ever nominated so it's not like it would have been as much of a snub as it is. It is toward lightning the correct that. That's exactly correct. So i'm curious. Do you think that original musicals dying because the three musicals that are up all used jukebox or previously previously found music. So do you think original musicals or the flux right now on now. I don i i. I don't think that they're influx anymore than the theater. Being closed general if you look at what audiences have really responded to. As far as buying tickets in the task in the most recent years you had hamilton was odyssey the big s and then do you have an anson completely original no star not a jukebox original score. This is what people are spending hundreds of dollars a ticket for gentleman's guide falls into that as well sure. But i mean general gentleman's guide absolutely does and that was a great show and that was not like hit. I'm talking about the mega juggernauts. Yeah but and i hear people say brian vegas. It's becoming all jukebox yet. But the audiences really do still craves and they are showing this with what they're paying for an original musical hamilton. Dear knows the two juggernauts of the past few years. So i don't buy the argument. That audience is only one movie musicals. I actually think that there is a yearning from the audience for original material. That's well written these. Look there when it's done. Well amilton evan hansen. People are willing to come out of the work to come see it so. I don't think the narrative that they only want jukebox musicals is false and also. It's not really fair. I think it's i think it's not correct. But i do think that producers are putting out more jukebox or well known material instead of original musicals. I i do think there's an imbalance there. It's much safer. Yeah because you're evan. Hansen was an incredible gamble when they were doing that. Show originally there was no. No one was ben. Plows not sameness in that show. It was an astute was a creative team that you know. We knew in the theater community but was not known internationally like maybe they are now right.
"tony award" Discussed on Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor's Journey
"It. And this is the kind of witty tongue in cheek and knowledgeable opinions that i wanted to bring on the show today to talk about these. Tony nominations the loan. Best actor nomination of aaron debate the complete snubbing of the lightning. The only plays being nominated for best original score. nate nine. We'll get into all of this as well as what the nominations in general say about the state of theater today and will leave and make a few tony predictions all right. So let's get down to it. Here is nate patent and myself giving our two cents on the twenty. Twenty tony award. Nominations watt we start off with just kind of the general view. What was your general impression of the denominations when they came out the timing. Just what was your overall thought. Well first of all they came out so late because the I mean obviously they were supposed to come out. You know they would come out and may or something. But i'm saying even after they announced that there would be tony awards. They made this big announcement over the summer. They said the tonys will be in the fall and then just there were months of radio. Silence is no nothing so so already off the bat. I was like i think. If we're gonna do this. I was thinking they were just going like pretend they never said it so when they finally made the announcement. I said i was almost surprised. They even actually. I thought there was a good possibility that they were gonna scrapped. Tony's altogether so when they came out. I think at i said this on my own cast. I'm normally so in touch with this stuff. I was always following the tonys. I always i. I wake up to watch them normally and this year. Someone texted me eleven. Am on that. Dan they said you know the tony. Nominations from and i said they do. I was right. No one new idea. It was the first time in my life. Probably since i was a baby that i didn't follow the nomination so i think they were too so under the radar this year because everything well i think that also goes to the fact that they still don't even know win. The tonys are happening there. Like maybe december or. I'm not sure exactly what they're waiting for since they're going to be on zoom are they waiting waiting for aaron debates internet service to get fixed because of my gosh like. They're waiting on radio city. Well well let's since you brought up mr vague. Let's just go ahead and go with that. So there is only one one nomination for best actor. Is there ever i. i was looking back. I think it was the The ninety five. Tony's ninety five tony's are similar in a lot of ways to this one in the fact that there was only two best actress. Awards nominees nominees. That's what yeah. That's what i mean it was glenn close and rebecca. Luker go ahead. It was a little worse than i suppose. Because at least we have the pandemic as an excuse to biters no and they had to nominees and they didn't have a corona virus outbreak. So that was just a bad year feeder. This wasn't necessarily a bad feeder. It was just this happen now. What are your thoughts on that whole cutoff. Date of february nineteenth. It seemed very arbitrary to me but they you know they're they're line is will we want to make sure that all of our voting members could have seen these shows i have wracked my brain personally for a reason behind that exact cutoff date and i can't find one. I've also asked everyone. I've ever met in the business. We're that cutoff date. come from. I've yet your answer. maybe there is one. I'm not saying. They don't have the reason. Because i don't wanna be corrected like i had no idea but i don't know where that came from. All i knows that it was the day before west side story would be eligible right so had they done the twentieth. Instead of the nineteenth was story would be eligible so there was obviously a reason for that. It's hard for me to imagine that west side story's eligibility was not in one way or another where the date came from. Yes because it was so it was so specific. The date that they even picked was in the middle of a week. It made no sense to me. So i if you're asking my my gut instinct. I do think it was based around Either a distaste for people involved in west side story or controversy surrounding it. And yeah. I don't know i'm not gonna. I'm not here to make that call. But it's really hard for me to think that there wasn't some personal investment on the date yet for whatever reason whether it was artistic personal i it it i think it would just be a very weird coincidence. If they just picked happen to pick the day before west side story would be eligible. So yeah yeah so obviously. I think you're right. That had something to do with it. But but also that would have meant it would have been the only potential nominee for revival. So then would have meant that it would likely have won outright much like veep might win outright and let's hope he wins because he does if he doesn't win what a slap in the face to him. I know this is what i wanted to ask you because okay. This is just a weird year. I also think that it's that there should have been other nominees. They should have found a way me. But i agree. Do you think that voters should or would take a stand and not vote. Earn debate to get the award since. He's the only nominees a weird season since there's so many shows that aren't eligible. Well i i certainly can't speak for anybody else but what i can say. Is that if i were fortunate enough to be a tiny voter i would definitely give him the award. If i were voting myself would okay for a few reasons. First of all. I think he was really good in the show but second of all it's just it would be truly a slap in the face to not award him. I think because you can't fault him for being in this precarious situation definitely not his. It's just. I feel like all it would just be a really embarrassing humiliating situations to him. If he lost tony to himself. So i would never want. I don't think anybody should be subjected to that humiliation. Especially when this isn't his fault like he did. He had nothing to do with this. So why why should he be publicly humiliated by becoming the person who lost tony to himself with that said if they had nominated somebody that i really felt was it was ridiculous. That person was nominated for a tony weather because of the size of their role. You know for whatever reason. I wouldn't vote but in this particular instance i would vote for i would. I would vote against the tally. These member has to get sixty percent of the vote right right so so they do legitimately have to vote for to to give it to him so if he doesn't reach the sixty percent threshold then he doesn't and and you talk about a slap in the face and i think the biggest one goes to lightning thief which got no nominations. It was the only original musical within that eligible season as they as they gave. It wasn't nominated for original score. Basically just nothing now. What are your thoughts. I mean my thoughts are that it would never have been nominated if it was in the regular season will at because it wasn't even nominated this time so but i said that it is a big slap in the face the minute i suppose it's just that it just sucks for lightning. The necessarily think that anyone did wrong to lightning. I don't necessarily think that lightning thief deserved twelve. Tony nominations but it was just. It's just an unfortunately embarrassing situations them. If all the other shows had been not been eligible and they didn't.
Atlanta Police Arrest Thomas Jefferson Byrd Murder Suspect
"Is in custody in the death of Atlanta Actor Thomas Jefferson Bird. Sarah Bartlett has the story. Bird was found shot several times earlier this month. Now Atlanta police say they've arrested 30 year old Antonio Ryan's Who's facing felony murder charges. A motive is still unknown. Bird, who was 70 years old, was a Tony Award nominated actor who was also featured in several Spike Lee films, including he got Game Get on the bus and Clockers.
Atlanta police make arrest in actor's shooting death
"The police have made an arrest in the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Bird homicide detectives say Antonio Dimitri's Ryan's face is telling me and murder charges. Bird was known for its work in Spike Lee films, and it was nominated for a Tony Award in 2003. He was found shot to death. October 3rd years home in Southwest
"tony award" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"The Broadway musical based on the longest more sets, jagged little pill is dominating this year's Tony Award nominations. They just Came out. They landed 15 nominations more than any other production, including best musical, best scenic scene design and multiple best performance nods. Oh whoa! That's a congratulations, surprise, even move forward with the Tony awards and nominations. Just such a small pool of Candidates and your time and I feel the same way about the Oscars. How they even going to the Oscars, Tonys and the Oscars. There's no movies or shows all right. That's the latest jury confined more by downloading a rapper going to my talk one of 71 dot com. For Mei Mei talk dirt alerts at the top of every hour. And if a 2012 25 20 on my tough one, or 71 Old and days. That's exactly where I'll send you a proper music. Oh, Britney. Welcome back. Welcome to the final hour of Jason Alexis in the morning of my talk with 71 everything entertainment. Everything poops on Jase was Lex, Dawn and Kenny. Thank you for being here. We have a great eight o'clock our head. We're not just telling me that we're not overselling it. We can back it up like a truck. We have some special guests coming up in just a second, Alexis will introduce our new friends on then we have the dirt alert. And then the moment Dawn has been waiting for all week. It's forced movie review of the Academy Award nominated film Stealing Home Academy Award winning Lex. In My Mind, It's award winning awards. That's right. Well, let's get to it. Let's you know we have taught Tom. Let's talk to Mae Alright, well today on Disney plus Cloud. Is premier. It's the movie about Zach. So Biak and his beautiful legacy. He died of cancer 2 18, and we have two very close people to him in his life, and we're very excited. Tohave Sammy Brown and and Amy Adam Lee joining us a life long friends and girlfriends. Good morning, ladies. Good morning. Thanks for having us. Yeah. Thank you so much for being here. Now. We're really excited to see the film. There's you both make cameos in the film. Amy, who do you play? And what was it like to be on the set? Yeah, it was. Ah, Crazy experience. This was something that impacted our life back in 2013. I dated Zac. So Biak the last year of his life, which was our senior year of high school. So here just 17 at the time. So now the film coming out today you'll get to look for all the little things that are in there. I got to just weigh all got to go to set for a couple of different times. But A time that Sammy and I went, I got to kind of play the dance teacher roll. I was a dancer myself. So Madison Iseman, who plays me in the movie is in the dance studio. And if you look in the background, you'll see Me standing there background. So it was. It was so crazy getting to be a part of that and to be in a scene with yourself. That's weird. I think I'll piggyback off off off Alexis's question Sammy to you. As Amy said, This is something obviously extremely personal to to you. And to Amy and everyone. Connected to Zack. So take me Take us, Sammy to the set. What is it like? Is it kind of like a fun house? Mere. What is it like watching a Hollywood production watching a film being made about? A life. Your life eyes. It weird is an emotional What is it? What was it like for you Take us there. Yeah, it was all of that Funhouse mirror is a really good way of putting it. I hadn't thought of it like that. But you nailed it. It was You know, like you would see wounded Daughter Area high school and a bunch of old students sent in letter jackets. So we would be like ponies, letter jackets with like names of kids we went to school with we would you know, obviously you the cast Sabrina Carpenter, Madison Iseman and sent Argus In 2013 apparel. That was us seeing seeing, and I we do that all the time, but he just does uncanny job at getting Right, Tio. Zach was like I swear they would be such good friends that they knew each other and He looked so much like back, So it was almost like being in the same room again with him, which was just all kinds of Feelings, but A lot of fun, a lot of emotion. It was kind of second by second. You don't know how you're going to feel. But the amazing thing was that seven years later after Zack so many people who didn't even know him came around the story. And did an amazing job and cared a lot. And now even more will clouds released right now, as we speak on Disney. Plus Amy and Sami are guests Dawn I have sort of. Ah, it might be a heavy question to ask, but your experience with Zach and you know at the time you don't know the impact that this life that you're living is going to have in the positive impact. That you're going to have on others. How has it impacted your life to toe look back and see how his love has grown and the entire It's sort of a heavy question, but how has it impacted your life? I think for me it Wass and his girlfriend then and just Being a part of something that was at the time it was so much bigger than ourselves, and we didn't really realize it. But I think Zach just took everything in stride. And he said yes. So many things that made this possible Whether it was just saying yes to performing somewhere or saying yes to having a fund made That is has now raised over $2 million for osteosarcoma research. I think we have just been amazingly lucky to come in contact with the right people so I don't think if you had talked to us back with their 17, we would have any idea what was gonna happen, But I see that there is still impact in the story is it resonates with everyone in some Shaper form and so needed right now, so I think that is what is so cool that it's coming back at the right time. Yes, about you. Yeah. Well, Yeah, and Sammy Another personal thing for you is you wrote a special song for the movie. What? What was that process like and recording it. Yeah, so I just happened to write this song. Purple pink before We were talking about having a new song for me in the movie a lot of the music and the movie is music that back and I wrote together with our band called a firm handshake. So there's a lot of that in there, but it was really special to me that they could put this new song from me, and they're just cause it feels kind of like you know how I'm feeling about things now like it's great to have like this. All of what we did then, but to have something from me now to be like I still miss you. You're still one of my best friends. That was really cool and really unbelievable. Yeah, and then to have to bring in sin singing those songs, Tio Incredible. We're joined by Amy, who was Zach Zodiac's girlfriend, and Sammy, his best friend, Amy, I want to ask you the level of detail, the little nuances, the little moments, the little things that we as just viewers of clouds, which is now a Disney, plus May not pick up on what impressed you. What were some things that they put into the movie that you were that made you smile that you were impressed with levels of detail. What were some of the things for you? It's funny because they're so many details that it's hard to even pick just one. Justin Baldoni did the original documentary back in 2013. So he knew Zack and he was the director, which just meant that he put so much love and thought into this. Been where some of Zach's clothes that people will be able to recognize he walks. On Zach's crutches. Maura Zac's mom sent so many things from his bedroom. So when you look at the bedroom in the basement scenes, they look exactly like the Zodiac. So for us watching those it It's so surreal toe. The those scenes. Portrayed and the spaces that were so special to us, and even for both Sabrina and Madison playing Sammy and I, There were little things that they did decorating Sammy's room to look like her room. Madison wears a jacket that I had back in high school. So it's the little things that someone else will maybe never know. But Justin had the thought and care to make it special for us. Tohave that there, Sammy anything for you. Yeah, um One Really fun thing was that they asked us to send in the Facebook photos of our friends from high school to make Ah, vax Facebook, He'd look a little bit more authentic, Greg. So you know, there's a picture of our friends, which prisoner who is one of Zack's best friends. Um and purposely really looked like a total nerd that day. For sure. I mean, it is a total nerd a few notches. And it just like lingers on scurry..
"tony award" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"You can find a shop there. We've got T shirts. We've got masks, which are selling really well. About the lost them enamel pens, and we're working on a majestic cookbook. We've got recipes from dialogue. Sisters at Velveteen Rabbit Senator Ivana Kinsella's contributing a recipe James Trees to Chef Esther's Kitchen's pretty interesting, really Cool community project. But we're also on Twitter, which is majestic rep on Instagram, which is just a great theater. We've got a tick tock, which I'm still trying to figure out what you can find us there And like I said, we've got some really cool stuff coming up. You're probably one of the first people to hear about this for doing a premiere of a brand new musical by the musical director of coverage over Rock and his partner, Robert Taylor wrote the Tony award winning Broadway musical band stands. They came to majestic because they're here in town as well, They said. We want you to do the mayor of ourselves, Sand man, So we're really hoping we could get cleaned up in time. And we'll get the city open against really brandy dark Tim Burton as musical to the stage for a Vegas audience before anybody else in America. Thank you so much. Vegas unveiled. Thank you for having us on just preparatory theaters here and as a community, we're all ready to come back together. Thank you. Biggest strong. He was the melodic was the last full show. We did, but Alex Jones Trio is one of the Brazilian Ares. That was the very last thing we had on their stage. Get a one person show Old God by him like a pack elliptic one man Goodbye world. And it was so vigorously having to shut the door right after that. Yeah, nothing. But what I mean. Who knew whether we're trying to be alive. Thank you so much, Troy. I I love instructed theater and immersing myself in something like that. This looks a little outside of my comfort zone. They seem to get very close. But you know, things outside our comfort zone are usually think that we should do so I am very excited to go to the theater and check out what they're what they're doing there. Absolutely, And I've actually never been there myself being Husted many times and stories, and people say it's such a great, cute, intimate little theater nestled right in the arts district in Las Vegas on its such a fun experience. So is the whole area around majestic directory of the Main Street and Charleston is such a beautiful, artsy hubbub of fun and Five. That's such a great place to be, and I definitely can't wait for that whole area really open back up again. You and me both. And you know what? We're still open here, So we're gonna take a quick break and we will return, so don't go away. There is more Vegas unveiled right after this. I'd like to eliminate your expensive cable bill forever or get new satellite..
"tony award" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"You can find a shop there. We've got T shirts. We've got masks, which are selling really well. We're about the lost of enamel pens, and we're working on a majestic cookbook. We've got recipes from dialogue sisters that velvet rabbit Senator Ivana Kinsella's contributing a recipe. James Trees. Esther's Kitchen's Pretty Interesting, really Cool Community Project, the world So on Twitter, which is majestic rep on Instagram, which is just a theatre, and we've gotta check up which I'm still trying to figure out what you can find us there And like I said, we've got some really cool stuff coming up. You're probably one of the first people to hear about this for doing a premiere of a brand new musical by the musical director of coverage Rocker and his partner, Robert Taylor. They wrote the Tony Award winning Broadway musical band stands Well, They came the majestic because they're here in town as well, They said. We want you to do the premiere of our show the sand, So we're really hoping we could get cleaned up in time and we'll get the city open against really Randy. Dark musical stage. For Vegas audience before anybody else in America. Thank you so much. Vegas unveiled. Thank you for having us on just preparatory theaters here and as a community, we're all ready to come back together and keep the biggest strong. He was the melody was the last full show. We did. Alex Jones Trio is one of the Brazilian Ares. That was the very last thing we had on their stage. A one person should hold God by into like a pack. Elliptic man. Goodbye. It's the world and it was so sweet having to shut the door right after that. Yeah. Anything but what I mean. Who knew whether we're trying to be alive. Thank you so much. Troy. I I love instructed theater and immersing myself in something like that. This looks a little outside of my comfort zone. They seem to get very close. But you know things outside our comfort zone. Er usually think that we should do so I am very excited to go to the theater and check out what they're what they're doing there. Absolutely, and I've actually never been there myself. But I've seen it many times and stories. And people say it's such a great cute instrument little thisa nestled right in the arts district in Las Vegas on its such a fun experience. So is the whole area around majestic rectory of the Main Street and Charleston is such a beautiful, artsy hubbub of fun and Five. That's such a great place to be, and I definitely can't wait for that whole area really open back up again. You and me both. And you know what? We're still open here, So we're gonna take a quick break and we will return, so don't go away. There is more Vegas.
"tony award" Discussed on WSB-AM
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"tony award" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"And one of the really, really big standout songs my theory, I will bet you five dollars that was intended to be the cold open of the show now against the wall in his stall scroll through Twitter on my phone. Say cordons time bliss. Why CVS cat? Get Neil Patrick Harris. Just James the bathroom James pattern that. And that when be more chill, which was expected to be pretty heavily nominated only got the one nomination. They had two quick punt it into the middle of the telecast, and start with a much more misshapen number that they had to kind of slap together, that is my theory, interesting there, because my thought about the opening number, and this will sort of transition into talking a little bit about the James corden hosting is the opening number to me looked like it was in under considered, and then ultimately very derivative. Riff on the Neil Patrick Harris, twenty thirteen opening number that people still talk about and love it was by the end, choreographed very similarly, very similar feel to it, quick, encounters with the cast of current musicals on the stage when they sort of shuffle-off people coming down the aisles it really looked very similar. So it'd be interesting. The key difference between it and the NPA. Number is tuneless nece to listeners, and there was nothing. There was just no melody did not care for the song, and we should mention trae was talking about that playwrights and they have struggled so much over the years trying to get plays makes lands from you. There is no good way to present the straight play on the Tony awards. They still haven't cracked they sure have not when they announced that what they're going to do is have the playwrights come out one at a time kind of give us your elevator pitch on your, and they bring out the guy from the Ferryman, who proceeds to be like, wow, I'm just going to do what I want. I'd like to thank my wife, so couple of them turned into kind of almost like acceptance speeches and it was very odd. I gotta say, Heidi Schreck who wrote and starred in what the constitution means to me hit the sweet spot because she took probably twenty seconds of her autobiographical monologue from the play and then turned away from that and may. At the moment, personal and in the moment, and it was just beautiful. Tell that it wasn't a format that was working because Torralba mcrainey, who wrote gorba-, who wrote choirboy and also wrote the play that became moonlight a while ago. A really compelling guy, and compelling speaker and it still there is such a contrast between he spoke. And then they showed the performance of the song that is part of choirboy. And that was extremely all of a sudden it was like, oh, that would make me go see that sold tickets to a show that sadly, has already closed should have. Yeah. Sure. And you mentioned trae that, that it's seeing that kind of classroom. Full of boys with some stuff that was kind of reminiscent of step dancing. We'll they sit in the setup that this is the queer show that we, we need right now to tell the story. And yes, the step dancing thing, coming in a year, when beyond say dropped homecoming, it was another nice opportunity to appreciate that culture end for people in that world to see themselves in a show that frequently extremely pale and ally. Glenn mentioned alley Stricker talked about representation, she's the first Tony performer to win who uses a wheelchair Rachel chapter and talked about representation among director. So obviously, I think that was at the as well. So, yeah, I mean, I think it was it was an interesting show. The Tony's like any award show. Maybe even more than any word show, you always do have your little who knew..
"tony award" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Well, we got the Tony awards coming up Sunday night, Len and one of the shows that I really, really liked all season is the musical adaptation of one of my favorite movies Tootsie, and yeah. Sometimes I'm a little wary of these things because you love a movie so much anything at all. That well stage and oftentimes, I'm disappointed, but I gotta tell you twit see the musical is as good. It's as good as twitchy, the movie and largely responsible for that is the man who wrote the script, Robert horn. He's been nominated for a Tony award. And he's live in the studio with us this morning. Good morning to you, rod, Robert. I don't know that I would call this a live, but, but I have a I got a Cup of coffee. So I'm okay you're in the theater, so you usually don't get up till around. Noon people. We are night owls. Right. So congratulations on the Tony award nomination will you approach Sunday nights ceremony confident or with some butterfly. That's an interesting question there, I'm Jewish. So you never always hundred percent confident nervous. But I also am proud of the show. And I go in with I, I go in with optimism is what I do. Right. Right. Well, it is a tough tough category. And because the musical the problem is really good and people like Haiti's town and the woman Dominic forgotten her last name. She wrote the proud. So I mean these are all very talented people credit to see your name on a list with these people is, is just so humbling, is it is. And yeah it's pretty incredible. You never think this is gonna happen. You know you focus on the work and you hope it has this kind of result. But you just never know you really everyone loved the movie and the movies based around the world of TV soap operas for now, you take this classic movie turn it into a Broadway show. And now you've you've flipped it. It's not about a soap opera it's about Broadway quite a gamble to take such. Successful movie and just flip the script and not only did you succeed apparent? I mean, this is your first Tony nomination. Correct. Correct. How wow. How'd you have the moxie or whatever to say I'm flipping the script? Well, you know, it was it was a creative decision. My. Oh, it was, it was a creative decision David yazbek, and, and the producer Scott Scott Sanders, and firemen, and I because for two reasons one we had a look at the movie initially and say it was nineteen eighty two it was a perfect screenplay, but much of the relevance politically, and socially can't really exists, though, so soap operas are not that do not even live. There aren't many of them left. And I mean, they were a daily platform for women for entertainment for mostly female demographic in nineteen eighty two that doesn't exist anymore, just that whole culture has changed. And the other thing is, we knew when you're writing a musical, you have one big question you have to ask yourself. Why does thing and moving it to a Broadway? The, the, the world of Broadway and making it a love letter to this medium, which makes it kind of meta anyway, just all of a sudden it all worked because there was a reason for it to have that kind of voice, and for the narrative to be music and opening up possibilities for. Lots of songs. Exactly one of the things that you've done with the script, which I really admire is the movie has such famous cradle lines like, how do you feel about Cleveland? That's one nutty hospital. You deliberately chose not to use those lines and you came up with your own jokes that are as good as the Larry Gelbart jokes in the movie, that's probably the nicest compliment anybody could have given big laughs pig laugh. You know, I felt like a Larry Gelbart is iconic. Larry Gelbart and Neil Simon Mel Brooks. And that whole school that I that I became a writer by idolizing those people, and I didn't wanna put my name on someone else's work. That was part of it. And also, I felt like by moving the two by making it contemporary and not setting it back in the eighties, the humor had to reflect the era, we're living in and just in terms of the style of comedy. And the way the comedy is delivered and written has to really reflect the now it'll kind of company now and it's also a different medium stage is very different than cinema. And a lot of the jokes in the movie were cinematic, right? Absolutely. We around with ROY. Robert horn. He's the Tony that sounds great Tony nominated writer. Maybe. Let's see. And of course, the Tony awards Sunday. No, Michael, I asked Michael about you. He knows more about your background. He said, really came came out of writing sitcoms and designing women and shows like that, and agile. Jamaica, this quantum leap to be a Tony nominated Broadway writer. Well, I started in theater actually, and I said, I went to NYU and circle this wear and didn't go right whale because you, you know, I started studying acting which I have absolutely no ability that at all. But, but I really couldn't get a break in New York and went out to California didn't expect to get this current television, which I did, and sort of rose the ranks always wanted to come back and do this, and a gentleman named Bob boy yet, who is an episode theater producer Matt ten Tony awards. We, we wrote a pilot together in LA, many years ago and talked about theater, and he remembered me. And when he was doing Dame, EDNA and. He said we could use a little somebody to come in and work with Barry Humphries. He remembered me and called me in and that was my first shot. So it will you know, I owe a lot to him. And Tom, I, I did a animated feature years ago at Disney with Tom Schumacher, who, then came and Ren Disney, theatrical and, and called me and said what can I do? How can I help? I know you're here, and so really by standing on the shoulders of some of these giants, I was able to get to this place and just a lot of people saying yes, to me, which I would imagine since you've got a Tony nomination for the book to see you're getting a lot of offers to write other things. It's kind of yes slowly starting to happen. Some good some not good. I was going to ask you. This is just a bizarre idea that I'm not gonna talk. Yes, you do. You also get like you know, you get taxed and emails from like, wait weren't you weren't you the like didn't you cut my cord in the operating room like fifty something years ago. How'd you get my number p people? You've never heard from you have they want tickets. Right. What they want house seats. Everybody wants how cease and I. All the time. I'm Robert how I sucked up to realize. I know. Listen, I this community. I know it's so cliche everybody hears it all the time. Okay. I have to do that and everybody hears it all the time. But this community is. It's such a collaborative community at an uplifting community in Los Angeles. It's very isolated. Everything's spread out. I went out for drinks last night. We went to can I say the place for bar centrale and just everybody, you know, everybody there, you walk down the steps when you come out, and there's all five actors in leading active for musical went out last night, and had a drink to toast with each other. They are standing, and then you, you, you see everybody in this community truly is a family and there's nothing like that. You win the come Rodrigues out the window. That's how it goes for half a second play this piece of audio okay? Now. Now it's a musical. So obviously got some great songs when I saw the movie I didn't say to myself. Well, this would make a great musical. So the music is good. Obviously, David yazbek, David yazbek. No, nobody writes a character song like him. Nobody writes band, Paterson, New York's like, and he just knows how to drive the narrative the characters our through music. So he he he his music is like dialogue. So it his just put his his magic keyboard on it. And you're you are drives the story in a way that not all composers do. I mean, he, he really and loves working with book writers, and we got to give it up for Santino Fontana as the that's a tough thing, Dustin Hoffman, an iconic performance in the movie, and this kid's been nominated for his performance in the musical. It's it is. He is quite magical and stunning on. He's. Basically playing two characters, and he's active actor in real life and plays an act of actor. And I think he's very intense actor in real life. I know he takes this very seriously. Harris series. Are I Robert Horne up for his book, Tony nomination for and we should mention coming up and just a few minutes at ten o'clock, you can get the new block tickets going on sale? So go to Tootsie musical dot com. A whole new block. They'll take you through April of twenty twenty cashing checks. I'll tell you hit musical. All right. Thank you, Robert Horne. Good luck on Sunday so much. All right. When we get back now what should you serve at a wedding? What should be on the menu at a winning land? Now the food better be good because if it's not people are Instagram unit. People are getting their revenge on bad, wedding food by Instagram. That's coming up next. W R traffic..
"tony award" Discussed on KQED Radio
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"tony award" Discussed on Safe For Work
"I'm so glad I gave it a shot. One of my cousins is a gifted musician. And he's also very very bright guy. He said I am going to give myself a shot to play jazz music and do it for the rest of my life. But I'm going to do it in my twenties. And when I hit thirty if I'm where I wanna be that I'm going to continue. And if I'm not I wanna go back and fall back into finance, and he actually ended up becoming a banker and his very happy guy. But he's so thrilled to give himself that chance to experience chasing his dream. All right. So we've got I've got this vision of myself. I'm I'm gonna win an e got the next December gonna get an EMMY Grammy Oscar and a Tony award. Now, what this is gonna be exciting. It's been nice again to do that. Yeah. That's my question. How do we now that we've got the vision? What do we do? Sure. So you look back from twenty years in the future. And you you ask yourself is there a path I need to go down. Great. And then you say as you just said you set the goal. I want to win the full e got fantastic go for the stars. Now, you say so given the trajectory on is it possible is it likely that I'm doing the right things? Am I involved in music involved in theater, you know, all the things that you would need to do to be able to qualify for those different awards. And if so then you say, okay, what do I need to lean into and kind of give more energy to sue kind of? If you think about a car, where do I need to give it more gas or where I gosh, I'm spending all my time on my music. But what I realize is that's not giving me a chance to audition for the film roles. I. Being in New York and being in the theater. So you have to decide how you a portion that energy..