Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Though the monster that is the ‘American Musical’ doesn’t seem to have any global competition, the Brits have once again invaded Broadway and given us Yankees a run for our theatrical money. All eight musicals (original and revival) nominated for the Tony Award are ‘Made in the USA’, but only one out of the eight plays is from the States. Laurence Fishburne of Thurgood will be competing with four other Brits for best lead in a play, while on the flip side, Kate Fleetwood of Macbeth will compete with four Americans for best lead actress (though, in my opinion, Amy Morton should have been put in the featured category so that she and Deanna Dunagan can both take home awards). As far as my two cents, August: Osage County and Passing Strange are my personal favorites, though many of the other nominations are quite good. Let’s just all be thankful that crap like Young Frankenstein barely got recognized.