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
If you're really doing your homework, here's somebody stirring up a kerfluffle
over Jennifer Hudson singing a song from the ART's upcoming Finding Neverland, which she isn't in.
jbnbpt 6/8/2014 11:56:17 PM
And here we go...
jbnbpt 6/8/2014 11:58:41 PM
Jackman can out jump-rope Rocky.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:02:33 AM
Would have been funnier if NPH had pulled a Solange on him in the elevator
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:03:50 AM
So far, NPH was funnier without talking than anything they wrote for Jackman.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:12:53 AM
Mark Rylance takes first award - featured actor in a play - for Twelfth Night - and uses his time to give a nice tribute to Sam Wanamaker
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:14:47 AM
That's 0-1 for the ART, BTW, as Brian J. Smith was nominated for Glass Menagerie
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:16:37 AM
On its twitter, the ART reports this: SEATED BEHIND AUDRA: ANNA WINTOUR WEARING SUNGLASSES
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:18:10 AM
If you're playing awards show bingo, Hugh Jackman just took a selfie - with the Aladdin cast, as they were going to commercial. You can also check off "plug for gay marriage," "twitter joke" and "Clint Eastwood cameo".
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:22:05 AM
Lena Hall takes featured actress in a musical for Hedwig. Harbinger?
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:27:27 AM
I didn't think we'd get to 830 without a joke about pronouncing Idina Menzel
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:33:10 AM
Clint did an empty-chair gag! What do you think is the size of the crossover audience for the Republican Convention and the Tonys?
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:35:37 AM
How are we liking Jackman so far?
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:37:57 AM
Idina Menzel really airing out a number from If/Then. Feel bad for her having to follow Aladdin in a cardigan, though.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:42:53 AM
See the comment link up there? Tell me what you think.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:43:58 AM
Clint got in his Jersey Boys plug. Now reading nominees for best direction of a musical. And the Tony goes to.... Darko Tresnjak for A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. Who gives shout outs to Hartford Stage and his hubby. But his mom sounds awesome!
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:47:39 AM
Best direction of a play ... goes to Kenny Leon for A Raisin in the Sun. That's 0-2 for Glass Menagerie.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:49:49 AM
That great Broadway classic... Eye of the Tiger
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:51:58 AM
Fake boxing has got to be tough. Fake boxing in a ring that's being spun around? Fuggedaboutit
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:53:07 AM
Anyone else see Samuel Jackson now and just think UNLIMITED CASH BACK?
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 12:58:31 AM
Featured performer in a musical goes to James Monroe Iglehart of Aladdin, and everybody seems pretty happy about it.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:00:33 AM
Right from Aladdin's Genie to Cabaret. Parents start your explanations ... now #TonyAwards
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:04:38 AM
Best featured actress in a play goes to Sophie Okonedo for A Raisin in the Sun. Glass Menagerie 0-3.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:12:03 AM
Jefferson Mays! Been waiting for this. #TonyAwards
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:13:10 AM
Seriously, he could have just kept changing all night. And I would have watched that. #TonyAwards
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:15:47 AM
And here's a big one, best actress in a play....
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:25:01 AM
Audra McDonald takes home Tony #6 for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Big tears. And it is not Glass Menagerie's night.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:26:18 AM
"You deserve much more than you were given when you were on this planet. This is for you Billie," Audra, nicely done.
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:28:30 AM
Best actor in a play....goes to... Bryan Cranston for All the Way!
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:29:51 AM
Relieved he remembered to thank his wife
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:31:17 AM
But did he mention the ART?
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:32:13 AM
RuPaul to intro Hedwig #TonyAwards
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:32:37 AM
NPH killing. Bouncing on Sting's lap, then melting all over Kevin Bacon. But licking Samuel Jackson's specs?
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:35:49 AM
That kinda looks like a Tony-winning performance, right?
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:36:58 AM
I think that was Mark Rylance who got the NPH lap dance #tonyawards
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:39:36 AM
Alan Cumming's suit was by BP #tonyawards
jbnbpt 6/9/2014 1:45:16 AM
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