Sunday, June 11, 2017

2017 TONY Awards Live Blog

11:13 Patti's is the last face I want to see on the TONYs
11:11 I love that shoutout to Peter Marks!
11:09 Best Musical: Dear Evan Hansen
11:07 Frank Underwood hands Lin the envelope
11:04 Bette clocked in a 15 minutes
11:00 Best Actress in a Musical: Bette Midler
10:59 I just DIED when Glenn Close had to announce Patti's name
10:55 Best Actor in a Musical: Ben Platt
10:51 These TONYS are disappointing me; a general lack of energy
10:44 Best Revival of a Musical: Hello Dolly
10:40 Colbert says more political jokes that aren't clever at all
10:28 I almost left Oslo at intermission but then Michael Aronov showed up and I couldn't get enough
10:27 Best Play: Oslo
10:26 The snack bit is the only entertaining thing Kevin Spacey has done yet
10:15 Josh, get your accordion!
10:11 Best Revival of a Play: Jitney
10:10 Are the TONYs allowed to make fun of Hilary?
10:05 Lynn Nottage's glasses look like them came off of a Boyds Bear
10:04 If Patti and Christine don't tie, I quit
9:57 Patti's hat looks like Abu from Aladdin and Christine is sooooo statuesque
9:53 Best Direction of a Musical: Christopher Ashley, Come From Away
9:50 Taichman looks legitimately shocked...I like when that happens
9:37 Best Featured Actress in a Play: Rachel Bay Jones
9:33 Best Actress in a Play: Laurie Metcalf
9:27 Tommy Tune is just a real, old-fashioned theatre kween
9:19 I don't understand why Groundhog Day needed to be a musical
9:18 I don't understand how Kevin Kline beat Jefferson Mays
9:15 You know Patti died when Kevin mentioned John Housman
9:10 Poor Lucas Hnath lost his hairbrush
9:00 It's convenient when you get to perform after you win best score
8:59 I think Dear Evan Hansen is more mainstream but Great Comet was much more complex
8:58 Best Score: Dear Evan Hansen
8:57 I always forget Cynthia Erivo is British
8:54 Still thinking about that 80s jumpsuit realness
8:48 I love a good 80s jazzercise number
8:46 Cynthia Nixon is a true artist and a true theatre professional
8:45 Best Featured Actress in a Play: Cynthia Nixon
8:44 We need more arts teachers!
8:42 I kind of love how the playwrights are speaking about their work
8:41 I LOVE that all the nominated playwrights are 1st timers
8:35 How is this Miss Saigon selection going to sell tickets?
8:31 Yasssssssss Lea's fancy pantsuit
8:30 Gavin looks so fancy and I'm so happy he mentioned his education
8:29 Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Gavin Creel
8:28 Good lord Sutton is tall
8:27 Kevin looks like a neon blue smurf jacket
8:26 Catherine Zuber should've won best costumes for War Paint
8:23 Come From Away is beautifully uplifting
8:16 This is what a TONY speech should be about, your family and your art, not a guy in Washington DC
8:14 Best Featured Actor in Play: Michael Aronov, Oslo
8:10 Is this opening number over yet? I HATE IT!
8:08 Okay I will admit I did like the "Welcome to the Rock" segment, it was clever
8:07 I hate this opening number SO MUCH
8:06 Is this Natasha, Pierre, or Fiddler?
8:05 Colbert appears in a groundhog head, is he still a thing?
8:03 And we are going into a sendup of Groundhog Day with a clever repositioning of a cast
8:00 Kevin Spacey opens with an Evan Hansen spoof about not being the first choice to host 

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