Thursday, June 10, 2010

Here's our Tony Awards quiz: Do better than Hap and win a prize

Alfred Molina as painter Mark Rothko in‭ ‬Red,‭ ‬which Hap thinks
will take this year’s Tony for Best Play on Sunday night.



You read‭ ‬Palm Beach ArtsPaper,‭ ‬so chances are you are a theatergoer and you actually care who wins the Tony Awards this Sunday evening.‭ ‬You realize this puts you in a very small minority of the population,‭ ‬don’t you‭?

Well,‭ ‬theater writer Hap Erstein considers himself in that group,‭ ‬too,‭ ‬and he hereby challenges you to a Tony Awards predictions duel.‭ ‬All you have to do is guess more winners right than Hap and‭ ‬--‭ ‬get this‭ ‬--‭ ‬you will know his picks before you have to declare yours.‭ ‬What could be easier‭?

Below is a list of the nominees,‭ ‬with Hap’s picks in boldface.‭ ‬Just make your choices‭ ‬and return your ballot to‭ ‬thequiz@pbartspaper.com by‭ ‬6‭ ‬p.m.‭ ‬EST on Sunday,‭ ‬June‭ ‬13.‭ ‬And‭ ‬if‭ ‬here’s the tie-breaker:‭ ‬Many Tony nominees have a distinct Florida connection.‭ ‬Identify as many as you can and explain the connection.

The winner gets a‭ ‬$25‭ ‬gift certificate to Amazon.com.‭ ‬Just give us a valid e-mail address so we can get in touch with you.‭ ‬OK‭? ‬Go‭!‬

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Best Play

In the Next Room‭ ‬(or‭ ‬the‭ ‬vibrator‭ ‬play‭)
Next Fall
Red
Time Stands Still


Chad Kimball in‭ ‬Memphis.


Best Musical

American Idiot
Fela‭!
Memphis
Million Dollar Quartet

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Best Book of a Musical

Everyday Rapture
Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott

Fela‭!
Jim Lewis‭ & ‬Bill T.‭ ‬Jones

Memphis
Joe DiPietro

Million Dollar Quartet
Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux

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Best Original Score‭ (‬Music and/or Lyrics‭) ‬Written for the Theatre

The Addams Family
Music‭ ‬and Lyrics:‭ ‬Andrew Lippa‭

Enron

Music:‭ ‬Adam Cork‭
‬Lyrics:‭ ‬Lucy Prebble‭

Fences
Music:‭ ‬Branford Marsalis

Memphis
Music:‭ ‬David Bryan
‬Lyrics:‭ ‬Joe DiPietro,‭ ‬David Bryan‭

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Best Revival of a Play

Fences
Lend Me a Tenor

The Royal Family

A View from the Bridge


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Best Revival of a Musical


Finian's Rainbow
La Cage aux Folles
A Little Night Music

Ragtime


Viola Davis and Denzel Washington in‭ ‬Fences.


Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Jude Law,‭ ‬Hamlet
Alfred Molina,‭ ‬Red
Liev Schreiber,‭ ‬A View from the Bridge
Christopher Walken,‭ ‬A Behanding in Spokane
Denzel Washington,‭ ‬Fences

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Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play


Viola Davis,‭ ‬Fences
Valerie Harper,‭ ‬Looped
Linda Lavin,‭ ‬Collected Stories
Laura Linney,‭ ‬Time Stands Still
Jan Maxwell,‭ ‬The Royal Family

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Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

Kelsey Grammer,‭ ‬La Cage aux Folles
Sean Hayes,‭ ‬Promises,‭ ‬Promises
Douglas Hodge,‭ ‬La Cage aux Folles
‬Chad Kimball,‭ ‬Memphis
Sahr Ngaujah,‭ ‬Fela‭!

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Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Kate Baldwin,‭ ‬Finian's Rainbow
Montego Glover,‭ ‬Memphis
Christiane Noll,‭ ‬Ragtime
Sherie Rene Scott,‭ ‬Everyday Rapture‭
Catherine Zeta-Jones,‭ ‬A Little Night Music


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Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

David Alan Grier,‭ ‬Race
Stephen McKinley Henderson,‭ ‬Fences
Jon Michael Hill,‭ ‬Superior Donuts
Stephen Kunken,‭ ‬Enron‭
Eddie Redmayne,‭ ‬
Red


Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber in‭ ‬A View from the Bridge.

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Maria Dizzia,‭ ‬In the Next Room‭ ‬(or the vibrator play‭)‬
Rosemary Harris,‭ ‬The Royal Family
Jessica Hecht,‭ ‬A View from the Bridge
Scarlett Johansson,‭ ‬A View from the Bridge
Jan Maxwell,‭ ‬Lend Me a Tenor

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Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Kevin Chamberlin,‭ ‬The Addams Family
Robin De Jesús,‭ ‬La Cage aux Folles
Christopher Fitzgerald,‭ ‬Finian's Rainbow‭
Levi Kreis,‭ ‬Million Dollar Quartet‭
‬Bobby Steggert,‭ ‬Ragtime

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Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Barbara Cook,‭ ‬Sondheim on Sondheim‭
Katie Finneran,‭ ‬Promises,‭ ‬Promises‭
‬Angela Lansbury,‭ ‬A Little Night Music
Karine Plantadit,‭ ‬Come Fly Away
Lillias White,‭ ‬Fela‭!

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Best Scenic Design of a Play

John Lee Beatty,‭ ‬The Royal Family
Alexander Dodge,‭ ‬Present Laughter‭
Santo Loquasto,‭ ‬Fences‭
‬Christopher Oram,‭ ‬Red

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Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Marina Draghici,‭ ‬Fela‭!‬
Christine Jones,‭ ‬American Idiot‭
‬Derek McLane,‭ ‬Ragtime
Tim Shortall,‭ ‬La Cage aux Folles

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Best Costume Design of a Play

Martin Pakledinaz,‭ ‬Lend Me a Tenor
Constanza Romero,‭ ‬Fences
David Zinn,‭ ‬In the Next Room‭ ‬(or the vibrator play‭)‬
Catherine Zuber,‭ ‬The Royal Family

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Best Costume Design of a Musical

Marina Draghici,‭ ‬Fela‭!‬
Paul Tazewell,‭ ‬Memphis‭
Matthew Wright,‭ ‬
La Cage aux Folles

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Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin,‭ ‬Hamlet‭
Neil Austin,‭ ‬Red‭
‬Mark Henderson,‭ ‬Enron
Brian MacDevitt,‭ ‬Fences


Sahr Ngaujah as the Nigerian songwriter and activist Fela Kuti in‭ ‬Fela‭!‬


Best Lighting Design of a Musical


Kevin Adams,‭ ‬American Idiot
Donald Holder,‭ ‬Ragtime
Nick Richings,‭ ‬La Cage aux Folles‭
Robert Wierzel,‭ ‬Fela‭!

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Best Sound Design of a Play

Acme Sound Partners,‭ ‬Fences
Adam Cork,‭ ‬Enron
Adam Cork,‭ ‬Red‭
Scott Lehrer,‭ ‬A View from the Bridge

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Best Sound Design of a Musical

Jonathan Deans,‭ ‬La Cage aux Folles
Robert Kaplowitz,‭ ‬Fela‭!‬
Dan Moses Schreier and Gareth Owen,‭ ‬A Little Night Music
Dan Moses Schreier,‭ ‬Sondheim on Sondheim

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Best Direction of a Play

Michael Grandage,‭ ‬Red
Sheryl Kaller,‭ ‬Next Fall‭
Kenny Leon,‭ ‬Fences‭
‬Gregory Mosher,‭ ‬A View from the Bridge

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Best Direction of a Musical

Christopher Ashley,‭ ‬Memphis
Marcia Milgrom Dodge,‭ ‬Ragtime‭
Terry Johnson,‭ ‬La Cage aux Folles
Bill T.‭ ‬Jones,‭ ‬Fela‭!

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Best Choreography

Rob Ashford,‭ ‬Promises,‭ ‬Promises
Bill T.‭ ‬Jones,‭ ‬Fela‭!‬
Lynne Page,‭ ‬La Cage aux Folles
Twyla Tharp,‭ ‬Come Fly Away

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Best Orchestrations

Jason Carr,‭ ‬La Cage aux Folles‭
‬Aaron Johnson,‭ ‬Fela‭!‬
Jonathan Tunick,‭ ‬Promises,‭ ‬Promises
Daryl Waters‭ & ‬David Bryan,‭ ‬Memphis

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