The 70th Annual Tony Awards were held last night in New York and as expected Hamilton triumphed winning 11 of the prestigious awards including Best New Musical. A big winner on the night included the revival of The Colour Purple, which won two awards including Best Musical Revival and Best Actress in a Musical for Cynthia Erivo. Hosted by James Corden, the awards were held … Read more
The National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time picked up six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play, Oustanding Actor In A Play and Outstanding Director Of A Play, beaten only by Hamilton, the new musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda that won seven awards, the first time since 1983 that an Off-Broadway show (Little Shop Of Horrors) has beaten its … Read more
Directed by Thomas Kail, with astonishing choreography from Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton is a remarkable piece of theatrical alchemy; inspiring, packed with historical interest, revelatory about the problems that beset the founding fathers and, yet, intensely human. Lin-Manuel Miranda is electrifying as Hamilton. It’s a real tour de force, full of passion and absolute commitment. Jonathan Groff is blisteringly good as the odious King George.