The hit musical “The Book of Mormon” opened its first national tour in Denver, and it’s coming back this fall.
There are two very different shows fighting it out for the top prize of Best Musical in this year’s nominations for the Tony Awards.
“Matilda: The Musical” is a witty musical adaptation of the novel by Roald Dahl and is true to his bleak vision of childhood as a savage battleground.
What does it take to make a great Broadway musical? A talented score, a clever book, great singing and dancing, impressive costumes and an engaging set. Do all great musicals hit all of these points equally well? Of course not. But “Kinky Boots” does.
The nominations were announced Tuesday in a televised event co-hosted by Tony winner Sutton Foster and “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.
Producers of the show were forced to find a new home for the 2011 event after Cirque du Soleil moved into the 6,000-seat Rockefeller Center arena with its $50 million acrobatic rock opera “Zarkana.” The Tonys had been hosted at Radio City from 1997-2010.
The Tony Award winning musical “The Book of Mormon” has a Colorado connection, and the creators of the show like to enjoy it as much as possible.
There are years at the Tony Awards where one big musical carries off all the awards and attention. This is not one of those years.
Those who are familiar with the music of the punk band Green Day are most likely familiar with the album “American Idiot.” And those familiar with the album “American Idiot” are also likely familiar with the Broadway rock opera.
Forty-four years ago “Hair” premiered and captured the heart of Broadway. Time and tastes passed the rock musical by for a time, but now it’s back with new energy.