TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Final results posted)

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards Question 4 Standings

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Standings after Question 4:

1. BroadwayBaby — 2 + 2 → 4 pts [unch]
2. SavoyGirl — 5 + 1 → 6 pts [unch]
3. Carpe Diem — 5 + 2 → 7 pts [↓1]
4. jev15 — 8 + 0 → 8 pts [↑7]
4. Plactus — 6 + 2 → 8 pts [unch]

4. quarterrican — 6 + 2 → 8 pts [unch]
7. ChexMix — 9 + 0 → 9 pts [↑7]
7. Gamawire — 7 + 2 → 9 pts [↑1]
9. ihavejeoprosy — 10 + 0 → 10 pts [↑7]
9. pauerpoint — 8 + 2 → 10 pts [↑2]

11. coach P — 11 + 0 → 11 pts [↑9]
11. mitchparov — 11 + 0 → 11 pts [↑9]
11. RandyG — 8 + 3 → 11 pts [unch]
11. totebags — 6 + 5 → 11 pts [↓7]
15. BigDaddyMatty — 7 + 5 → 12 pts [↓7]

15. dnbguy — 10 + 2 → 12 pts [↑1]
15. Ryno — 7 + 5 → 12 pts [↓7]
18. MarkBarrett — 10 + 3 → 13 pts [↓2]
19. 9021amyers — 9 + 5 → 14 pts [↓5]
20. Armandillo — 14 + 2 → 16 pts [↑6]

20. dott888 — 6 + 10 → 16 pts [↓16]
20. immaf — 11 + 5 → 16 pts [unch]
20. Tabby — 13 + 3 → 16 pts [↑4]
24. ElendilPickle — 14 + 3 → 17 pts [↑2]
24. Leander — 12 + 5 → 17 pts [↓1]

26. barandall800 — 13 + 5 → 18 pts [↓2]
27. econgator — 17 + 3 → 20 pts [↑1]
27. Linear Gnome — 17 + 3 → 20 pts [↑1]
27. tjconn728 — 10 + 10 → 20 pts [↓11]

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 4 results posted)

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I figured Cats would be the sheep! :lol:

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 4 results posted)

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Starlight Express wasn't an entirely random sheep. Let me preface this by saying that 85 percent of what I know about Andrew Lloyd Webber comes from comedian Paul F. Tompkins' (broadly inaccurate) characterization of the composer.

https://youtu.be/VTrIHpX-DPs

I know from PFT's ALW character that Starlight Express is about a train depicted on-stage by actors on roller skates. I've never seen the musical or listened to its soundtrack, but that synopsis is enough to connect it to a song titled "Rolling Stock."

(sheepishly looks around at the other players who gave the response in hope of someone nodding in agreement)

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Closing Monday)

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ElendilPickle wrote:
ihavejeoprosy wrote:Can someone explain what makes Hamilton so great? Why the hype?
I strongly dislike the vast majority of musicals, and I'm not particularly into hip-hop, but I love Hamilton. The combination of musical styles, outstanding performances, and, I think, the fact that it's about historical people and events means I actually bought the cast album and listen to it regularly.

Have you heard it? You can stream it for free if you have Amazon Prime.
Our public library belongs to an e-media consortium called Hoopla, and one of the the available titles is the original Broadway cast of Hamilton. I downloaded it for my walks around the neighborhood. This 64-year-old white guy was impressed--perhaps because he's a history buff and found the rap style especially suitable for telling the story of Alexander Hamilton and the early American Republic. Two thumbs up.

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 4 results posted)

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From the list of Andrew Lloyd Webber shows, I've seen productions of all but three on Tigershark's list: Starlight Express (which ran on Broadway about a year) and Love Never Dies and Whistle Down the Wind, both never playing in New York. I can add a real obscurity of ALW: By Jeeves, based on stories of P.G. Wodehouse. It's a revision of an earlier show simply called "Jeeves" which flopped on the West End. Also haven't seen School of Rock and not likely to (not interested in rock music). Saw the original Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar and didn't care for it, but later loved Evita and Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Liked but don't love Cats, Phantom, Sunset, Woman in White.

For me the most exciting thing about the current Broadway season was two Bock & Harnick revivals: Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me. Oh, for a full scale revival of The Rothschilds! There was a recent small scale revisal in NYC, called Rothschild & Sons; nice, but not good enough!

BTW...to Broadway fans, referring to a recording of a stage show as a "Soundtrack" makes us cringe every time we see/hear it. "Soundtrack" refers to a recording of a film score. There is no "soundtrack" recording of Hamilton yet...when there is a film made, then there will be. The preferred term is "Cast Album", or "OBC" (Original Broadway Cast...guess what "OLC" would be?)

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 4 results posted)

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SavoyGirl wrote:BTW...to Broadway fans, referring to a recording of a stage show as a "Soundtrack" makes us cringe every time we see/hear it. "Soundtrack" refers to a recording of a film score. There is no "soundtrack" recording of Hamilton yet...when there is a film made, then there will be. The preferred term is "Cast Album", or "OBC" (Original Broadway Cast...guess what "OLC" would be?)
Thanks for posting this. I know the difference, but it prompted me to look up exactly what I have for my three favorite musicals. There's no soundtrack of 1776, but I have the Original Broadway Cast and New Broadway Cast recordings. And I have both the soundtrack and original cast recordings of The Music Man and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Then, a couple hours after I did that, I realized that...

SPOILER FOR JUNE 8 JEOPARDY FOLLOWS:
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... there was probably a recording of Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig, and sure enough, I found the audio on YouTube (and video of him doing Sugar Daddy on the Tonys). I also found a couple videos of Andrew Rannells in the role.
I can totally understand the Hamilton fans who have only heard the cast recordings and never seen it -- I've only seen Hedwig (the movie) once, but I've probably listened to the soundtrack more times than I've seen The Music Man, and I've been watching that throughout my life. And I've never seen adults perform any of those three musicals live. I'll definitely give Hamilton a shot if there's a movie or if a recording of the Broadway show gets released.

BTW, thanks for this TD, Tigershark. I was stumped on way too many of the questions to enter (though I don't know how I missed Starlight Express, since I'm also quite familiar with PFT's ALW), but I've been enjoying reading the reveal and (hopefully) maybe learning a few things.

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards: Question 5 Results

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5. Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed tells the story of the mounting of the original musical Shuffle Along, which was a surprise hit. In honor of Shuffle Along, Identify one of the following people born in 1921.
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A. Author of psychological thriller novels such as Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley.
B. Actress who won an Oscar for From Here to Eternity. She is best known as playing a mother and housewife on a self-titled sitcom.
C. Actress who is best known for originating the title role in Hello Dolly!
D. Activist who wrote The Feminine Mystique.
E. Actress who starred in The Postman Always Rings Twice and Peyton Place.
F. New anchor and game show host who was the host of 20/20 from 1978 to 1999.
G. Actress best known for roles in An Affair to Remember and The King and I.
H. Consort of the reigning British Monarch.
I. Former U.S. Senator and astronaut, who in 1998 became the oldest person in space.
J. First Lady from 1981-1989.
K. Actress best known for performing in elaborate synchronized swimming sequences.
L. Television producer, best known for Star Trek.
I thought this was one of the easier questions, and given that there were no drops, sheeps, or incorrect answers, it looks like I was right.

A. Patricia Highsmith —SHEEP 6 responses
Carpe Diem
coach P
ihavejeoprosy
Leander
mitchparov
quarterrican

D. Betty Friedan — 5 responses
Armandillo
ElendilPickle
Gamawire
RandyG
Tabby

B. Donna Reed — 3 responses
jev15
MarkBarrett
SavoyGirl

F. Hugh Downs — 3 responses
9021amyers
BigDaddyMatty
totebags

I. John Glenn — 3 responses
dnbguy
Plactus
tjconn728

J. Nancy Reagan — 3 responses
ChexMix
dott888
Linear Gnome

C. Carol Channing — 2 responses
barandall800
immaf

E. Lana Turner — 2 responses
BroadwayBaby
Ryno

G. Deborah Kerr — Singleton!
pauerpoint

H. Prince Philip — Singleton!
econgator

UNUSED
K. Esther Williams
L. Gene Roddenberry

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards Question 5 Standings

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Standings after question 5:

1. BroadwayBaby — 4 + 2 → 6 pts [unch]
2. SavoyGirl — 6 + 3 → 9 pts [unch]
3. jev15 — 8 + 3 → 11 pts [↑1]
3. pauerpoint — 10 + 1 → 11 pts [↑6]
3. Plactus — 8 + 3 → 11 pts [↑1]

6. ChexMix — 9 + 3 → 12 pts [↑1]
7. Carpe Diem — 7 + 6 → 13 pts [↓4]
8. Gamawire — 9 + 5 → 14 pts [↓1]
8. quarterrican — 8 + 6 → 14 pts [↓4]
8. Ryno — 12 + 2 → 14 pts [↑7]

8. totebags — 11 + 3 → 14 pts [↑3]
12. BigDaddyMatty — 12 + 3 → 15 pts [↑3]
12. dnbguy — 12 + 3 → 15 pts [↑3]
14. ihavejeoprosy — 10 + 6 → 16 pts [↓5]
14. MarkBarrett — 13 + 3 → 16 pts [↑4]

14. RandyG — 11 + 5 → 16 pts [↓3]
17. 9021amyers — 14 + 3 → 17 pts [↑2]
17. coach P — 11 + 6 → 17 pts [↓6]
17. mitchparov — 11 + 6 → 17 pts [↓6]
20. immaf — 16 + 2 → 18 pts [unch]

21. dott888 — 16 + 3 → 19 pts [↓1]
22. barandall800 — 18 + 2 → 20 pts [↑4]
23. Armandillo — 16 + 5 → 21 pts [↓3]
23. econgator — 20 + 1 → 21 pts [↑4]
23. Tabby — 16 + 5 → 21 pts [↓3]

26. ElendilPickle — 17 + 5 → 22 pts [↓2]
27. Leander — 17 + 6 → 23 pts [↓3]
27. Linear Gnome — 20 + 3 → 23 pts [unch]
27. tjconn728 — 20 + 3 → 23 pts [unch]

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 3 results posted)

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ElendilPickle wrote:
Carpe Diem wrote:
Volante wrote:Wicked was odd, I like only a couple of the songs as standalone tracks, but when I finally saw it, I liked all of them. Well, let's hedge that with most, but way more than simply two. The context helped a lot.
Perhaps that's the case for folks with Hamilton as well?
I'm guessing most of us who like it haven't seen it.
Myself included. :)

Hey, Tigershark--can folks threadjack this TD tomorrow night if they want to post during the show?

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 5 results posted)

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From the comments on this thread, it sounds like a lot of us could benefit from the advice in this video. For those addicted to Hamilton, and for those annoyed by those who are addicted to Hamilton.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mrN_Bx9H2Q

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 3 results posted)

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Carpe Diem wrote: Hey, Tigershark--can folks threadjack this TD tomorrow night if they want to post during the show?
Sure, but I will not be involved in that because CBS CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO AIR THE TONYS LIVE ON THE WEST COAST EVEN THOUGH THE EMMYS, OSCARS, AND GRAMMYS AIR LIVE HERE!

I've been known to break out into songs from Hamilton from time to time. While at trivia, the questions was put these events in chronological order: 1. Lewis and Clark leave on their expedition, 2. Thomas Jefferson is inaugurated for a second term and 3. The U.S. Capital is moved to Washington DC. I said "I know that the capital moving to DC came first because No one else was in the room where it happened, the room where it happened, the room where it happened...." Not the first time I've broken into song during trivia. Once there was a question "Which composer won an Oscar for The Little Mermaid?" and I sang "Part of Your World" in the entirety. Yeah my trivia team thinks I'm weird, but they put up with me because I know a lot of stuff.
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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards Question 6 Results

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The final Tony nominated musical is Waitress, which is based on the film starring Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion. Identify one of the following movies or TV shows featuring fictional waitress(es).

A-D
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Another questions with no drops, sheeps, or incorrect answers. Party Down got more responses than I expected, though.

J. It Could Happen to You — SHEEP 6 responses
9021amyers
BroadwayBaby
jev15
quarterrican
RandyG
tjconn728

H. Party Down — 5 responses
barandall800
Carpe Diem
ChexMix
dnbguy
totebags

E. True Blood — 4 responses
ElendilPickle
Leander
mitchparov
Plactus

K. As Good As It Gets — 4 responses
Armandillo
Linear Gnome
pauerpoint
Ryno

F. Mad About You — 3 responses
coach P
econgator
SavoyGirl

G. Office Space — 3 responses
dott888
Gamawire
ihavejeoprosy

A. Alice — Singleton!
Tabby

B. The Big Bang Theory — Singleton!
BigDaddyMatty

C. Roseanne — Singleton!
MarkBarrett

I. Cheers — Singleton!
immaf

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D. Two Broke Girls
L. Amelie

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards Question 6 Standings

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Standings after question 6:

We have a tie now at the top. This is a very tight quiz, so stay tuned...

1. BroadwayBaby — 6 + 6 → 12 pts [unch]
1. SavoyGirl — 9 + 3 → 12 pts [↑1]
3. pauerpoint — 11 + 4 → 15 pts [unch]
3. Plactus — 11 + 4 → 15 pts [unch]
5. BigDaddyMatty — 15 + 1 → 16 pts [↑7]

6. ChexMix — 12 + 5 → 17 pts [unch]
6. Gamawire — 14 + 3 → 17 pts [↑2]
6. jev15 — 11 + 6 → 17 pts [↓3]
6. MarkBarrett — 16 + 1 → 17 pts [↑8]
10. Carpe Diem — 13 + 5 → 18 pts [↓3]

10. Ryno — 14 + 4 → 18 pts [↓2]
12. ihavejeoprosy — 16 + 3 → 19 pts [↑2]
12. immaf — 18 + 1 → 19 pts [↑8]
12. totebags — 14 + 5 → 19 pts [↓4]
15. coach P — 17 + 3 → 20 pts [↑2]

15. dnbguy — 15 + 5 → 20 pts [↓3]
15. quarterrican — 14 + 6 → 20 pts [↓7]
18. mitchparov — 17 + 4 → 21 pts [↓1]
19. dott888 — 19 + 3 → 22 pts [↑2]
19. RandyG — 16 + 6 → 22 pts [↓5]

19. Tabby — 21 + 1 → 22 pts [↑4]
22. 9021amyers — 17 + 6 → 23 pts [↓5]
23. econgator — 21 + 3 → 24 pts [unch]
24. Armandillo — 21 + 4 → 25 pts [↓1]
24. barandall800 — 20 + 5 → 25 pts [↓2]

26. ElendilPickle — 22 + 4 → 26 pts [unch]
27. Leander — 23 + 4 → 27 pts [unch]
27. Linear Gnome — 23 + 4 → 27 pts [unch]
29. tjconn728 — 23 + 6 → 29 pts [↓2]

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 6 results posted)

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Seriously kicking myself for not going w/Esther Williams and Amelie for the past 2 questions-figured they would get selected with this crowd!
Oh well.

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 4 results posted)

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dinghammer wrote:
SavoyGirl wrote: I've only seen Hedwig (the movie) once, but I've probably listened to the soundtrack more times than I've seen The Music Man, and I've been watching that throughout my life. And I've never seen adults perform any of those three musicals live. I'll definitely give Hamilton a shot if there's a movie or if a recording of the Broadway show gets released.
If you ever get the chance to see Hedwig live, do it! Much better than the movie IMHO.

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 3 results posted)

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Tigershark wrote:
Carpe Diem wrote: Hey, Tigershark--can folks threadjack this TD tomorrow night if they want to post during the show?
Sure, but I will not be involved in that because CBS CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO AIR THE TONYS LIVE ON THE WEST COAST EVEN THOUGH THE EMMYS, OSCARS, AND GRAMMYS AIR LIVE HERE!
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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 3 results posted)

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Tigershark wrote:...CBS CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO AIR THE TONYS LIVE ON THE WEST COAST EVEN THOUGH THE EMMYS, OSCARS, AND GRAMMYS AIR LIVE HERE!
There are 11 commandments on Sunday for the West Coast. The first 10 are Bible-related and the 11th is "Thou shalt show 60 Minutes at 7:00.

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 4 results posted)

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CoachP wrote:
dinghammer wrote:
SavoyGirl wrote: I've only seen Hedwig (the movie) once, but I've probably listened to the soundtrack more times than I've seen The Music Man, and I've been watching that throughout my life. And I've never seen adults perform any of those three musicals live. I'll definitely give Hamilton a shot if there's a movie or if a recording of the Broadway show gets released.
If you ever get the chance to see Hedwig live, do it! Much better than the movie IMHO.
Hey, someone messed up the quoting excerpts! I never posted the above about Hedwig..have never seen movie or stage, and have no intentions of.

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 3 results posted)

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tigershark wrote:...CBS CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO AIR THE TONYS LIVE ON THE WEST COAST EVEN THOUGH THE EMMYS, OSCARS, AND GRAMMYS AIR LIVE HERE!
There are 11 commandments on Sunday for the West Coast. The first 10 are Bible-related and the 11th is "Thou shalt show 60 Minutes at 7:00.
Except when NFL games run late...

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Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 3 results posted)

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Tigershark wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tigershark wrote:...CBS CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO AIR THE TONYS LIVE ON THE WEST COAST EVEN THOUGH THE EMMYS, OSCARS, AND GRAMMYS AIR LIVE HERE!
There are 11 commandments on Sunday for the West Coast. The first 10 are Bible-related and the 11th is "Thou shalt show 60 Minutes at 7:00.
Except when NFL games run late...
He's on the west coast. No NFL game will run THAT long since the latest start is 4:30 PM Eastern/1:30 Pacific. Unless a game runs 5 1/2 hours it's not going to happen.
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