Monday, June 13, 2011

Now go see a ____________ Broadway show.

This year's Tony Awards were amazing. The best Tony's in years! The big highlight for me came when the credits rand and NPH rapped thing up with a rap written by my personal fav. Lin-Manuel Miranda with help from Tommy Kali. Check out the lyric and videos below:

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

1 comment:

  1. I definitley want to save my money to see either Anything Goes, Catch Me If You Can, The Normal Heart or How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.