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COMING UP ON BROADWAY: Pretty Woman - Opens 8.16.18 Bernhardt/Hamlet - Previews: 8.31.18, Opens: 9.25.18 The Nap - Previews: 9.4.18, Opens: 9.27.18 The Lifespan of a Fact - Previews: 9.20.18, Opens: 10.18.18 The Ferryman - Previews: 10.2.18, Opens: 10.21.18 The Waverly Gallery - Previews: 9.25.18, Opens: 10.25.18 Torch Song - Previews: 10.9.18, Opens: 11.1.18

COMING UP ON THE BLOG: 8/15: #MyBroadwayThing - 8/16: The Debuts of Pretty Woman - 8/17: REVIEW: Pretty Woman: The Musical

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Jeff and Mike's "Should Win/Will Win" 2018 Tony Awards Predictions

I can't believe it's Tony time already! As has been tradition over the years, my theater buddy, Mike, and I offer our thoughts on who we think SHOULD win the coveted spinning medallion, and who WILL win.

This year, we didn't get to see as many shows as we'd like.  We did make it to: Angels in America, The Band's Visit, Carousel, Frozen, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, Once On This Island, Prince of Broadway and Three Tall Women. As far as musicals go, the only "big" one we missed was SpomgeBob SquarePants (at least so far), and, as far as plays go, we have plans to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in February. As such, we only made predictions ("should win") for categories where we saw the majority of the nominees.

Will this finally be the year that I get more right than Mike?

So, without further ado...

JEFF AND MIKE’S 2018 TONY AWARDS PREDICTIONS
                         JEFF’S PICKS
MIKE’S PICKS
SHOULD WIN
WILL WIN
SHOULD WIN
WILL WIN
BOOK OF A MUSICAL
BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Itamar Moses
The Band’s Visit
Tina Fey
Mean Girls
Itamar Moses
The Band’s Visit
Tina Fey
Mean Girls
         SCORE WRITTEN FOR THE THEATER
         SCORE WRITTEN FOR THE THEATER
David Yazbek
The Band’s Visit
David Yazbek
The Band’s Visit
David Yazbek
The Band’s Visit
David Yazbek
The Band’s Visit
ORCHESTRATIONS
ORCHESTRATIONS
Jamshied Sharifi
The Band’s Visit
Jamshied Sharifi
The Band’s Visit
Jamshied Sharifi
The Band’s Visit
Jamshied Sharifi
The Band’s Visit
FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Ari’el Stachel
The Band’s Visit
Norbert Leo Butz
My Fair Lady
Ari’el Stachel
The Band’s Visit
Norbert Leo Butz
My Fair Lady
FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Lindsay Mendez
Carousel
Lindsay Mendez
Carousel
Lindsay Mendez
Carousel
Lindsay Mendez
Carousel
FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Denise Gough
Angels in America
Denise Gough
Angels in America
Denise Gough
Angels in America
Denise Gough
Angels in America
LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer
Once On This Island
Kevin Adams
SpongeBob SquarePants
Tyler Micoleau
The Band’s Visit
Kevin Adams
SpongeBob SquarePants
SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Peter Hylenski
Once On This Island
Walter Trarbach
SpongeBob SquarePants
Peter Hylenski
Once On This Island
Walter Trarbach
SpongeBob SquarePants
COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Catherine Zuber
My Fair Lady
Catherine Zuber
My Fair Lady
Clint Ramos
Once On This Island
David Zinn
SpongeBob SquarePants
SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Dane Laffery
Once On This Island
Michael Yeargan
My Fair Lady
Scott Pask
The Band’s Visit
Michael Yeargan
My Fair Lady
CHOREOGRAPHY
CHOREOGRAPHY
Justin Peck
Carousel
Justin Peck
Carousel
Justin Peck
Carousel
Justin Peck
Carousel
DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
David Cromer
The Band’s Visit
David Cromer
The Band’s Visit
David Cromer
The Band’s Visit
David Cromer
The Band’s Visit
LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Joshua Henry
Carousel
Ethan Slater
SpongeBob SquarePants
Joshua Henry
Carousel
Ethan Slater
SpongeBob SquarePants
LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Katrina Lenk
The Band’s Visit
Katrina Lenk
The Band’s Visit
Katrina Lenk
The Band’s Visit
Katrina Lenk
The Band’s Visit
REVIVAL OF A  MUSICAL
REVIVAL OF A  MUSICAL
Once On This Island
My Fair Lady
Once On This Island
My Fair Lady
MUSICAL
MUSICAL
The Band’s Visit
The Band’s Visit
The Band’s Visit
The Band’s Visit

We both feel confident that we saw all of the acting in a play award winners (Andrew Garfield, Glenda Jackson, Nathan Lane and Denise Gough), and both of the winning revivals (Angels in America and, since we saw all three nominees, the eventual musical revival winner).

We both also agree that we'd love nothing more than a complete sweep by The Band's Visit, and for Once On This Island to win best revival of a musical. Finally, we also agree that SpongeBob SquarePants  could be a spoiler (and we are concerned that we have really missed out on something).

Perhaps a trip to Bikini Bottom is in the future, after all,

Best of luck and congratulations to all of this year's nominees!


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