Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tony Awards Movin' Uptown This Year

Does New York really need another Cirque du Soleil show? I mean let's face it their last attempt at first rate entertainment (Banana Shpeel) didn't exactly have people scrambling to the theatre to buy tickets. More like scramble to get out of there as fast as they could. Now I didn't see the show but from what I heard I really didn't miss anything. Now I know what you're thinking. What does this have to do with this year's Tony Awards? Well as it turns out the geniuses at Cirque du Soleil have decided that the Tri-State area is dying to see another one of their spectacular extravaganzas. Cirque Du Soleil: Zarkana will be hijacking Radio City Music Hall this Summer therefore forcing this year's Tony Awards to move uptown to the Beacon Theatre.

That means fewer seats and more headache for the American Theatre Wing. I'm only guessing about the headache part of course. Now don't get me wrong. I love the Beacon Theatre. Besides I never liked the fact that the show moved to Radio City all those years ago. We can thank Rosie O'Donnell for that one folks. My feeling and I am sure I am not alone in this is that the Tony's should be in a legitimate Broadway house. How ironic is it that this years Tony Awards will emanate from the same theatre that housed Banana Shpeel? Let's hope the Tony's have better luck then them. I guess we can be thankful that the producers of the Tony's did not go with their original choice which was the United Palace in the Bronx. Now that would have been a headache of epic proportions. Until next time theatre fans.

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