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Tony Awards: Tracy Letts is the leader of the pack


Best Actor Tony Award Winner Tracy Letts

Best Actor Tony Award Winner Tracy Letts

With a dazzling opening number by Neil Patrick Harris and the casts of current Broadway shows to start things off, the Tony Awards broadcast was pretty spectacular.

I was thrilled Edward Albee’s play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was so successful. My favorite show of the Broadway season, it won three Tonys: Best Revival of a Play, Best Direction of a Play – Pam MacKinnon, and Tracy Letts for Best Leading Actor In a Play.

An underdog, Mr. Letts was universally hailed for his astounding portrayal of the henpecked husband George, but Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy was considered the Tony favorite, because, well, he’s Tom Hanks.

To the delight of Broadway fans, Mr. Letts proved to be the alpha male of the pack. Read more…

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Tony Award Nominations: Madison Dirks was robbed


Madison Dirks in all his glory in Who's Afraid of Viriginia Woolf?

Madison Dirks in all his glory in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

I was really looking forward to the Tony announcements this week. But now I have a broken heart.

Madison Dirks was royally snubbed.

Not a household name yet, but give him time. Madison Dirks gave a great performance on Broadway this past season in a stellar production of Edward Albee’s American classic, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

He should have been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, but he wasn’t. Read more…

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