Friday, May 09, 2008

Taking a look at past Tony winner and losers

The Oxford University Press blog has Thomas S. Hischak, author of The Oxford Companion To The American Musical: Theatre, Film and Television, to provide commentary leading up to the Tony Awards this summer.

He kicks off with a post exploring which shows won, but probably shouldn't have; lost but probably shouldn't have, and laughed their Tony-free way all the way to the bank.

I agree on some calls, not others. From the lists he provides I agree the most shocking losers are:
West Side Story
Sunday in the Park With George

OTOH, there's not a single musical on his list of the biggest money-makers that didn't win that I feel is a stunning omission.

Finally, he has a list of those that did win that shouldn't have, and I must disagree about Avenue Q, but I couldn't agree MORE about The Will Rogers Follies.

When you check out his list, what's your reaction?


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