My New York: Live Tweeting: The 2009 Tony Awards

Neil Patrick HarrisThe 2009 American Theater Wing Tony Awards were issued Sunday, June 7. Neil Patrick Harris was a great host, and his closing number was legen…. (wait for it)….dary! Below are my Tweets while viewing the event (in reverse chronological order, of course):

  • Love Neil Patrick Harris! Saw him on Broadway in “Assassins” and “Cabaret” and hear he was great in the LA prod of “Rent”- kudos! Sunday, 07 June 2009, 11:05 pm
  • No surprise, Billy Elliot” takes Best Musical Sunday, 07 June 2009, 11:00 pm
  • With five leads from “Jersey Boys”, I guess you can call this number “The Big Valli’s” Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:54 pm
  • “The BIllys” win best actor! Add their ages together and they’re only 33! Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:51 pm
  • For me, Alice Ripley truly did give the best performance this year in “Next to Normal” Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:47 pm
  • YES! Hair! Well deserved! Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:39 pm
  • Well, no hat or boa now — red hair, though. Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:34 pm
  • At “Hair” I sang and danced onstage at the finale with the the actress in the hat and red boa (Megan Reinking) Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:33 pm
  • I am in a Tony pool where the tiebreaker is the length of Jerry Herman’s speech 🙂 Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:31 pm
  • RT KarenWaldkirch – Based on the commercials, the Tony TV audience is chronically ill. Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:22 pm
  • Best Play winner “God of Carnage” has gotten the best reviews for a play in 20 years. Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:20 pm
  • “Norman Conquests” three separate full plays — some on different nights, and at other times back-to-back-to-back Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:18 pm
  • Lest you forget for a moment that the Tony awards are staged to make money for producers, I give you Legally Blonde Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:16 pm
  • Gina Gershon was hilarious as the French flight attendant in “Boeing, Boeing” earlier in the season on Broadway Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:15 pm
  • @CassieTheGreat Love 80’s music, you’ll love Rock of Ages, Cassie. A fun night (and cool drinks, too!) Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:10 pm
  • Now you see why they need 3 Billy’s to cover the 8 performances a week in “Billy Elliot” Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:09 pm
  • Frank Langella was good in “A Man For All Seasons”, suffered from “early season run” syndrome and “Frost/Nixon” comparison Sunday, 07 June 2009, 10:00 pm
  • @15steps Raul Esparza was great in “Speed the Plow” particularly because it was a non-singing role. A good actor! Sunday, 07 June 2009, 9:53 pm
  • Bebe Nuewirth is going to play ‘Morticia Addams’ in next season’s Broadway Musical version of “The Addams Family” Sunday, 07 June 2009, 9:49 pm
  • Geoffrey Rush’s “Exit the King” is currently scheduled to close June 14 — so get here quick if you want to see him in it! Sunday, 07 June 2009, 9:48 pm
  • Geoofrey Rush got universal accliam for “Exit the King” and he wins! Sunday, 07 June 2009, 9:45 pm
  • Ha! NPH disses Jeremy Piven and his “too much sushi” excuse for leaving “Speed the Plow” Sunday, 07 June 2009, 9:45 pm
  • I still get teary eyed at this song “I am” from ‘Next to Normal” Sunday, 07 June 2009, 9:39 pm
  • RT @ericaeeks *stabs the audio engineers* I agree! Sunday, 07 June 2009, 9:37 pm
  • Very simply, I loved “Next to Normal” I hope Alice Shipley wins later. Sunday, 07 June 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Jennifer Damiano is great in “Next to Normal”, but Karen Olivio has gotten dynamite reviews Sunday, 07 June 2009, 9:33 pm
  • Saw Guys & Dolls on Thursday – it’s best the ensemble was the cast they showcased on the Tonys Sunday, 07 June 2009, 9:29 pm

About Ron Casalotti
I am part of that lucky generation that started out when watching TV meant choosing from three networks, three independents and PBS. Now, I work in new (social) media for businesses and organizations - but these thoughts are my own.

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