Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
And if that wasn't enough of this cuteness check out his second video!
Mini Warbler keep on rockin!
"Just Come On and Come On And Raise Your Glass"- lyrics from Raise Your Glass, song performed on GLEE
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I got my popcorn and headed to see the filmed of the 2011 New York Philharmonics Concert of Company lead by Neil Patrick Harris on the Big Screen and it was amazing! My Favorite production is still the 2006 Broadway revival headed by Raul Esparza. If you have never seen Stephen Sondheim's Company you are missing out. The plot revolves around Bobby, a single man who has never been able to commit to a relationship, and his best ,five married couples. The musical is a match up of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, and all linked by a surprise party for Bobby's 35th birthday.
The cast did an outstanding job bringing this timeless story to the stage. NPH did an amazing job as bobby, full of charm, honestly, and hope. His rendition of Marry Me A Little made me cry. Stephen Colbert and Martha Plimpton played the comical married couple of Harry and Sarah. They stole the show for sure! Anika Noni Rose blew the roof off with her Another Hundred People. Go see this film!!! The run of the film has just been extended, click here for details!!!
"Poor Baby"-song from Company
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
"Come on, Cap! I've waited all my life to be a Lady!"-lyrics from I Get A Kick Out Of You from Anything Goes
Monday, June 13, 2011
Tomorrow, if anyone asks you what happened at the Tonys, you can say this:
We straightened things out in the opening number, Ellen Barkinand John Benjamin Hickey took home awards for their hilarious performances in THE NORMAL HEART.
Daniel Radcliffe kicked some butt, and we were so elated
Even Voldemort was sad he wasn't nominated
Norbert Leo Butz sang and danced and tried to catch ya, comin' atcha,
Chasing Trey and Casey ‘cause they nabbed a Tony statue
Commencing in the Chattanooga station
From the grand imagination of the Kander-Ebb collaboration
It takes a lot for a recipient to humble me
But everybody cried for gorgeous Nikki James, the bumblebee
Andrew Rannells sang "I Believe" and he landed it
So well now he's Mitt Romney's V.P. candidate
All across the country, from the north and to the south
They're saying Brooke's a hottie with a crazy potty mouth
John Larroquette brought an eloquent mood to the room
I'm still imagining him at home in his Fruit-of-the-Looms
SPIDER-MAN and Mary-Jane gave us perspective here
They sang a ballad, we didn't need protective gear
Patina Miller's nun sang "Raise Your Voice" with cheer
And MEMPHIS is relentless, they're performing every year
THE NORMAL HEART won, Larry Kramer made us weep
And WAR HORSE dazzled us with a theatrical sweep
Sutton Foster never lost her knack
For talking smack
And tapping a full-on assault attack
I'm awesome, Hugh Jackman, take that
Go ahead and roll the credits if you need to
I'm out of control, I'm on a roll, this is my Tonys speed-through
ANYTHING GOES took the best revival prize in stride
We didn't see it, we were singing "Side By Side By Side."
McDormand loves her job, Sutton Foster won again
Paul Shaffer sang and suddenly it started raining men
Mark Rylance runs at fences, he's won the Tony twice
That guy can do it all, his follow-up is "Fanny Bryce."
Norbert Butz and MORMON swept the floor,
Won even more awards than WAR HORSE
Par for the course,
Someone get a car for the horse
And in the final analysis, what survives tonight?
Theater, because it's what we live, we're changing some lives tonight
And theater thrives because we live to give it, so to speak
This ain't reality TV, this is eight shows a week
Every chorus member that you saw tonight tappin'
Had to make miracles happen
For a chance to see you clappin'
And applauding in the audience. What's next? Who knows?
Anything goes. Now go see a ____________ Broadway show.
Thank you, good night.
"Now Go See A ____________ Broadway Show"-lyric Lin-Manuel Miranda
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Best Play : War Horse Author: Nick Stafford
Best Musical:The Book of Mormon
Best Book of a Musical: The Book of Mormon Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:The Book of Mormon
Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Best Revival of a Play: The Normal Heart
Best Revival of a Musical: Anything Goes
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Mark Rylance, Jerusalem
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Frances McDormand, Good People
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon
Best Scenic Design of a Play: Rae Smith, War Horse
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Scott Pask, The Book of Mormon
Best Costume Design of a Play: Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Paule Constable, War Horse
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Brian MacDevitt, The Book of Mormon
Best Sound Design of a Play: Christopher Shutt, War Horse
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Brian Ronan, The Book of Mormon
Best Direction of a Play: Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse Best Direction of a Musical: Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon Best Choreography: Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
Best Orchestrations: Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, The Book of Mormon
Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:Athol Fugard & Philip J. Smith
Regional Theatre Tony Award: Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago, Ill.)
Isabelle Stevenson Award: Eve Ensler
Special Tony Award: Handspring Puppet Company
Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre: William Berloni, The Drama Book Shop & Sharon Jensen and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts
Monday, June 6, 2011
"Teenage Dream"-song performed on GLEE
"And will fame get us a paycheck"-lyrics from Two Nobodies In New York from [title of Show]