It was announced today that both Memphis, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, and Anything Goes, the 2011 Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Musical, would soon be closing their stage doors.
The more shocking of the two closing is Memphis, at least for me. I thought this had a little more legs. The show will play its final performance on Sunday, August 5, 2012 after 30 previews and 1,166 regular performances. It opened on October 19, 2009 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre, having begun previews on September 23rd.
Memphis won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), Best Book (Joe DiPietro), and Best Orchestrations (David Bryan and Daryl Waters). Read more
Sutton and Donnell sang “You’re the Top” which was followed by her and Grey – who is 79 years old by the way – performing “Friendship.”
I could watch Sutton Foster all day.
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How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris has been invited to return as host of the Tony Awards next month.
The actor, who has starred in three Broadway productions himself, received an Emmy for his previous stint hosting the awards show back in 2009. Last summer Harris directed a production of “Rent” in Los Angeles.
“The Book of Mormon,” an adult-themed musical by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, received 14 nominations, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and two nods for Best Leading Actor.
“The Scottsboro Boys,” a racially charged musical, received 12 nominations.
The revival of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” received nine nominations.
A few big names seem to have been overlooked for nominations this year, including Daniel Radcliffe, starring in the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” Chris Rock in ”The Motherf**ker with the Hat,” and Ben Stiller, for his role in the revival of the John Guare play “The House of Blue Leaves.”
The ceremony will be held June 12 in New York’s Beacon Theatre.