Friday, April 26, 2013

EGOT WATCH: Two pieces of theatre news of note.  First, while Hathaway's people have now denied the report of her fronting a revival of the Sam Mendes revival of Cabaret, the current rumor has Emma Stone attached

Second, unlike the Oscars, the Tonys have rules about who's a lead and who's a featured role.  You're presumed lead if you're above the title, and presumed featured if you're below it.  The big surprise is that the four young actresses who rotate in the title role of Matilda will not be eligible for consideration, since they're getting a special Tony Honor.  Most of the other decisions are unsurprising, and many of the races this year?  Kind of dull.  Patina Miller looks set to march to victory in Lead Actress in a Musical, and the stellar reviews would seem to lock up Bette Midler for Lead Actress in a play.  There's an interesting race in Best Musical and Best Actor in a Musical betwen Matilda and Kinky Boots, but not that interesting.


  1. Adam B.3:31 PM

    Holland Taylor and Cicely Tyson might have something to say about Midler's EGOT quest.

  2. KCosmo12:27 AM

    They're reviving Cabaret again already? And with Alan Cumming again? So it's less a new revival than a return of the prior revival after a relatively brief hiatus....very strange. Not that the world shouldn't have more AC as the MC.

  3. Has anyone here seen Kinky Boots or Motown yet? I'm heading to NYC in June and was wondering what I should see.

  4. BarbL11410:04 AM

    It's like how Les Mis keeps disappearing briefly and then coming back.