Good evening. Is this thing on? In about 20 minutes, I'll be posting live updates on the Tony Awards here. And there is a lot to talk about, with the American Repertory Theater being all over that show. So get comfy, power up your second screen and I'll talk to you in a few.
jbnbpt 6/8/2014 11:40:13 PM
If you haven't read Don Aucoin's look at the nominations and what it all means, check it out here
jbnbpt 6/8/2014 11:45:17 PM
The playwrights get to talk. Not much diversity in this group.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:47:48 AM
And best play goes to... ALL THE WAY ...2 for 2!
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:48:26 AM
There's Diane Paulus and director Bill Rauch
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:49:40 AM
First Idina Menzel, now Sutton Foster. The cardigan is really this year's IT costume. #tonyawards
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:52:06 AM
I just don't know what to say about Sting at all.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:09:27 AM
A Raisin in the Sun takes best revival of a play, the last major award that Glass Menagerie was nominated for. It did take best lighting design by Natasha Katz.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:11:50 AM
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:15:07 AM
I still can't think of what to say about Sting. Anyone?
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:18:28 AM
Can you go back to da club after you do The Music Man onstage at the Tonys?
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:21:59 AM
OK here's NPH's moment....maybe
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:22:35 AM
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:22:59 AM
Best lead actor in a musical to Hedwig aka Neil Patrick Harris. Huge ovation. #tonyawards
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:23:38 AM
This is putting the lie to that no second acts in American lives thing, hmm?
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:24:57 AM
Seriously they're playing him off?
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:26:15 AM
Carole King and Jessie Mueller seem to be genuinely digging singing with each other. I'm trying to turn this into a Sting joke, but it's just not happening.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:33:18 AM
Jennifer Hudson must be up soon singing a number from Finding Neverland, which she is not in, which will open this summer at the ART.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:37:02 AM
The ART went 3 for 9 tonight, with All the Way winning both #tonyawards for which it was nominated, and Glass Menagerie winning 1 out of 7.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:37:44 AM
Awards shows are cruel.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:38:38 AM
Best revival of a musical goes to HEDWIG. #tonyawards
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:39:19 AM
Nothing against "Bullets," but I think Broadway needs more Hedwigs and fewer big tap numbers by guys dressed like 1930s gangsters.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:44:34 AM
Hugh's having a good time introducing the best actress in a musical nominees. And so are they.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:52:01 AM
And the Tony goes to.... J. Mueller for Beautiful.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:54:12 AM
They saved it for practically last. Neverland. JHUD. With intro by Tina Fey. And she's NOT IN THE SHOW. #clout #tonyawards
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:59:03 AM
I want whoever made this happen to negotiate all my deals.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 2:59:08 AM
And there's the money shot of Harvey Weinstein happy as a clam #tonyawards
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 3:00:03 AM
If I was singing a big number in an upcoming musical,how would I feel if they got JHUD to premiere it on the #tonyawards ?
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 3:03:41 AM
And best musical goes to ... A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Is it just me or did the voters really spread the love around tonight? #tonyawards
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 3:04:48 AM
It's past 11
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 3:06:52 AM
Thank goodness the golden blazer gets more camera time
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 3:07:37 AM
So, takeaways? Hopping. Cardigans. NPH.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 3:08:50 AM
And that's a wrap. Goodnight everybody, and thanks for playing #tonyawards
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 3:09:26 AM