Patty & Emily discuss the Tony Awards! They also go into a little news that happened this week: two hacked Twitter accounts, Sally Field in The Glass Menagerie, and The Little Foxes casting. And Audra McDonald shares an important tweet this week in light of the two tragedies in Orlando.
Patty & Emily sit down with Jose Llana to talk about the shows he’s been in during his twenty year career, including The King and I, Spelling Bee, Wonderland, and Here Lies Love. Songs from many of these shows and more can be found on his new CD, Altitude! Buy it now!
Patty & Emily are pleased to announce that the 5th Annual Patty & Emily Shmazie Awards winners and honorable mentions will be revealed on Monday, June 27th at 10:00am via YouTube.
After careful consideration the eligibility committee has come to the following decisions:
The Shmazie committee has retired The “Did You Know Her Son Was Blind?” Shmazie Award for Disabled Acting forever and apologizes for its existence.
For the 2015-2016 season:
- Hamilton has been ruled ineligible for these awards, as the committee did not see the Broadway production.
For the 2015-2016 season, the following awards have been reinstated:
- Exceptional Comeback
- Exceptional Leading Actor in a Revival of a Musical
- Exceptional Special Theatrical Event
For the 2015-2016 season, Child Acting will be broken down into two non-gendered categories:
Exceptional Leading Child Actor in a Musical
Exceptional Supporting Child Actor in a Musical
For the 2015-2016 season, the following awards have been suspended:
- The ChristianeNollRagtime Shmazie Award for Reinterpretive Acting
- Exceptional Fucking Performance by Real Hair
- Exceptional Child Ensemble
For the 2015-2016 season, the following categories have been added:
- Exceptional Pre-Show Announcement
- Exceptional Hamilton Hipster Award
- The Coalhouse Walker III Special Shmazie Award
- Exceptional New Jersey Shade
- Exceptional Revival of a New Musical with a Book by George C. Wolfe
Below is a complete list of the Shmazie Award categories:
Patty & Emily reflect on the closing of another show, American Psycho, and Patty discovers her high school just performed School of Rock. They also talk movie musical news; what Hamilton fans will think of In the Heights, and why we (don’t) need another Guys and Dolls movie. And with the Tonys next week, Patty & Emily give their predictions of what will win this year. Will Hamilton win the most awards in history?!?!
Patty & Emily discuss two more closings: Tuck Everlasting and American Psycho. They also talk about all the castings announced this week, including Holiday Inn, Cats, Something Rotten, and Runaways. But mostly they talk about Ken Davenport, why you shouldn’t donate to the Spring Awakening Kickstarter, and what you should do instead.
Patty & Emily talk about Emily’s trip to Chicago, where she saw Kate Baldwin in The King and I and Mary Page Marlowe. And there were a ton of little news items this week, including Sara Ramirez leaving Grey’s Anatomy, Sutton Foster in Sweet Charity, David Hyde Pierce in Hello, Dolly!, and Barbra’s new tour!
Patty & Emily talk about Broadway’s baby fever, what with Audra and Annaleigh’s pregnancies and Waitress and Bright Star. They also talk about all the castings, for Cats, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The MUNY, and more. And Encores! next season is announced, which Patty is especially happy about.
Patty & Emily discuss their Mother’s Day activities, including Bright Star and Theater People’s Summer Series with Lesli Margherita. They also talk Tony nominations and mourn the loss of The Good Wife and Disaster!. But there is much praise for Jennifer Simard and Faith Prince. Playbill continues to baffle with their list of upcoming movie musical adaptations, and Audra keeps it classy.
Patty & Emily talk The Robber Bridegroom and Leslie Kritzer’s award-winning performance, show taglines, and cast recordings. They also talk casting changes for She Loves Me and Disaster! and Shuffle Along news. And Liza has not, and never will be, on Twitter.
Patty & Emily grieve Prince the only way they know how, by watching the tribute video by the cast of The Color Purple. They also worry about who might go next. There’s a lot of Shuffle Along talk, including how they are not playing around with late seating. And the potential Cher musical and Lesli Margherita and Tom Hewitt in The Hunchback of Notre Dame are discussed.