And the 69th Annual Tony Award Nominees Are…

As you can tell, I’ve been too busy to update this blog!!!!! RAAAAAAR!

*smashes computer*

*smashes buildings*

*sits panting, admiring the wreckage, contemplating life*

But here’s why:

Fun Home

‘Fun Home’ is the greatest piece of musical theater in decades

I’m going to do a quick rundown of all the shows I’ve covered in some way for Backstage, which double as my NYC theater recommendations. If you can, do yourself a favor and check out some of this year’s extraordinary shows, many of which were just nominated for Tony Awards.

Hand to God: If you miss it, you’re committing blasphemy. Playwright Rob Askins and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel are geniuses, check out my interview with them. The show deserves all the awards.

Fun Home: I cried so much during this musical, I was dehydrated. Possibly the most affecting, cathartic, brilliant, gorgeous, and wondrously personal show anyone could see. A lot has been written about its creators Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, here’s my humble addition to that.

The Heidi Chronicles: duh.

On the Twentieth Century: double duh. (KRISTIN IS CO-HOSTING THE TONYS!!)

Something Rotten!: See it if you loved Spamalot. It’s almost as good as The Book of Mormon.

Airline Highway: Not quite enough Tony recognition, but oh lord what a great play.

Wolf Hall: Ben Miles was just nominated. Yes.

Skylight: Matthew Beard kept up with his co-stars Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, and they’re all nominated.

It’s Only a Play: Micah Stock was the only non-name in this revival and he stole the show!

I have not seen The King and I yet. Nor The Visit. Sue me. I hear they’re great.

BONUS: Check out my completely arbitrary “10 Best #Broadway Personalities on Twitter“!


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