- A big “Thank you!” to everyone who tuned into the live blog
- Highlights from the Tony press room (DENZEL!)
- Best moments from the ceremony
- Broadway grosses
What did you think of the Tony Awards, Rushers? Did your favorites win? Did you let out a big “Hockadoo!” when Memphis won Best Musical, or did you feel deflated? Let me know about all your Tony victories and rage in the comments!
As you might know from last night’s live blog, Stage Rush was reporting from the press room of the 2010 Tony Awards. After they gave their acceptance speeches, most of the night’s lucky winners made the long journey from Radio City Music Hall across the rainy plaza of Rockefeller Center to the LA Sports Club, where the press room was stationed. (We missed you, Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones!) Among the Tony winners were Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Katie Finneran, Levi Kreis, and the Memphis creative team. Here are the highlights from those interviews.
- Check out Stage Rush during the Tony Awards, this Sunday, June 13 for live coverage from the press room, winner arrivals, and all details about the show and behind the scenes scoop
- Back to back rushes for Fences and Lend Me A Tenor
- Broadway grosses
Are you excited for the Tony Awards, Rushers? What category are you looking forward to most? What do you think is the tightest race? Check out my predictions for who will win on the big night (and who should win), and tune into Stage Rush for the live blog of the Tony Awards this Sunday, starting at 7 p.m.!
With a standing-room ticket (because that’s the only way to get into this show without breaking the bank), Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Santo Loquasto’s set, and Brian MacDevitt’s lighting pulled me into 1957 Pittsburg. The night felt like an event. You could chalk it up to the massive Hollywood-star wattage displayed on stage, and you’d be right. The way the audience of the Cort Theatre was buzzing is what Stage Rush is all about—people getting an adrenaline rush from theater. It wasn’t just Washington and Davis’ presence that made it an event though—it was the quality of the piece on display, and the acting chops and production value to match it.
August Wilson’s Fences focuses on Troy Maxson, an intense man who likes to tell big stories in order to make himself seem bigger. While he exhausts his diatribes, all his wife, best friend, and sons can do is wait for him to finish. Troy likes to recount his days as a baseball star, and how the whites stopped him from breaking into the majors. He tells animated tall tales about how he wrestled with death himself, and how he dares him to a repeat match. Troy also lectures about his unfeeling father and the unspeakable violent streak that he had. There is a lot bubbling underneath Troy’s skin, which appears to be harmlessly blustery and jovial above the surface. Read more