The biggest day of the awards season is here and we are over the moon excited to join you all during all of tonight's Tony Award events. And best of all we'll be doing it all LIVE!!!
The Drama League Awards were presented today, and the prize for Outstanding Production of a Musical went to A Strange Loop. Company received the awards for both Outstanding Revival and Outstanding Direction of a Musical. And Broadway and Hollywood star extraordinaire Sutton Foster was given this year's Distinguished Performance Award for her portrayal of Marion in The Music Man.
Critics have weighed in on the latest Broadway opening, and with the exception of the New York Times, all came out yelling: "Go see this show!!!" Though they all agree than Katrina Lenk, the Tony-winning Actress from The Band’s Visit, doesn't quite step up to fill the shoes of the regendered lead either vocally or emotionally, the wonderful music, ensemble and design behind this production make up for her performance, and combine to make it a marvelous production none-the-less. Patti LuPone delivers a career toppling turn as Joanne, and with a couple notable exceptions, the gender-swapping worked far better than critics had feared. They found this sharp reconception of a Sondheim masterpiece surprising, exciting, moving and well worth a trip to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater.