Episode 69: Happy Pride

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.

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Interview: Jose Llana

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 ISpelling BeeWonderland, and Here Lies Love. Songs from many of these shows and more can be found on his new CD, Altitude! Buy it now!

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The 2015-2016 Shmazie Awards Eligibility

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:

The Beth Leavel Shmazie Award
Exceptional Hamilton Hipster Award
Exceptional Headshot, Female
Exceptional Headshot, Male
Exceptional Fucking Hair, IRL
Exceptional Ass of An Actress
Exceptional Ass of an Actor
The Christian Borle’s Arms Shmazie Award
The “Nine People’s Favorite Thing” Shmazie Award
The Honey Badger Shmazie Award
Special Shmazie Award for Adding Lustre to the Broadway Season
Exceptional Comeback
Exceptional Cast Recording
Lifetime Achievement
Breakout Star
Exceptional Theatrical Moment That Became Our Inside Joke
Exceptional Pre-Show Announcement
Exceptional New Jersey Shade
Exceptional Sasstress
Exceptional Chemistry
Real Tear Realness
Exceptional Replacement Casting
The We’re Really Glad This Happened Shamzie Award
Exceptional Sung Passage by an Actor
Exceptional Sung Passage by an Actress
Exceptional Ensemble
Exceptional Ensemble, Dance
Exceptional Ensemble, Vocals
Exceptional Ensemble, Background Acting
The Coalhouse Walker III Special Shmazie Award
Exceptional Leading Child Actor in a Musical
Exceptional Supporting Child Actor in a Musical
Exceptional Featured Actor in a Revival of a Musical
Exceptional Featured Actor in an Original Musical
Exceptional Featured Actress in a Revival of a Musical
Exceptional Featured Actress in an Original Musical
Exceptional Supporting Actor in a Revival of a Musical
Exceptional Supporting Actor in an Original Musical
Exceptional Supporting Actress in a Revival of a Musical
Exceptional Supporting Actress in an Original Musical
Exceptional Leading Actor in a Revival of a Musical
Exceptional Leading Actor in an Original Musical
Exceptional Leading Actress in a Revival of a Musical
Exceptional Leading Actress in an Original Musical
Exceptional ‘Stache, Prosthetic
Exceptional ‘Stache, Natural
Exceptional Wigs
Exceptional Male Wig
Exceptional Female Wig
Exceptional Prop
Exceptional Costumes
Exceptional Quick Change
Exceptional Lighting Design of a Musical
Exceptional Set Design
Exceptional Tap Dance
Exceptional Dance Battle
Exceptional Dream Ballet
Exceptional Choreography
Exceptional Orchestrations
Exceptional Sound Design
Exceptional Music
Exceptional Lyrics
Exceptional Original Book of a Musical
Exceptional Adapted Book of a Musical
Exceptional Direction of a Revival of a Musical
Exceptional Direction of an Original Musical
Honorable Mention to Plays We Saw
Exceptional Special Theatrical Event
Exceptional Revival of a Musical
Exceptional Revival of a New Musical with a Book by George C. Wolfe
Exceptional Original Musical

Episode 68: Tony Predictions: Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton

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?!?!

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Episode 67: Shyster

Patty & Emily discuss two more closings: Tuck Everlasting and American Psycho. They also talk about all the castings announced this week, including Holiday InnCatsSomething 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.

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Episode 66: Chicago is My Kind of Town

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!

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Episode 65: Broadway Babies

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 CatsCharlie and the Chocolate Factory, The MUNY, and more. And Encores! next season is announced, which Patty is especially happy about.

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Episode 64: #PutSimardOn

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.

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Episode 63: All New. All American.

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.

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Episode 62: We Don’t Want to Talk About It

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.

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