Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Monkey On Broadway

The Monkey reviewed three plays on Broadway in the last year—Chaplin, Golden Boy and The Nance—giving each of them thumbs up to varying degrees. How did these productions fare in this morning's Tony nominations? Well, let's see:

Golden Boy received eight Tony nominations: Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Danny Burstein and Tony Shalhoub), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Michael Yeargan), Best Costume Design of a Play (Catherine Zuber), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Donald Holder) and Best Direction of a Play (Bartlett Sher)

The Nance received five nominations: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Nathan Lane), Best Scenic Design of a Play (John Lee Beatty), Best Costume Design of a Play (Ann Roth), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Japhy Weideman) and Best Sound Design of a Play (Leon Rothenberg).

Chaplin received one nomination: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Rob McClure).

Congratulations all around. And me? I feel lucky just to have been invited. (Click on the highlighted links to read my original reviews.)

4 comments:

Stephanie Parker said...

So what I'm hearing is that if you want a Tony nomination, invite The Monkey to review your play.

Mythical Monkey said...

You hear that Broadway?!

Scotty said...

Danny Burstein gets a Tony nod, and Danny Mastrogiorgio doesn't?



As the kids say [type]. WTF??!?

Matrogiorgio owned the stage, in a performance that was stagy -- NOT because the actor was a ham, but because the character was a low-rent hustler hamming it up as a somebody promoter.


For shame, Tony nominators -- for shame.



The Monkey and the Mule in New York? Brilliant!

Mythical Monkey said...

Mastrogiorgio owned the stage

Absolutely. As good as Tony Shaloub was, Danny Mastrogiorgio was the best thing in the play, a terrific performance.

Hopefully, the people who were actually there will remember him in the future.