No Tony Awards Telecast for the United Kingdom

No UK telecast of the Tony Awards

It’s infuriating to us here at BritishTheatre.com that the United Kingdom is not deemed worthy of a telecast of the Tony Awards YET AGAIN! London’s thriving West End is a mecca for theatre lovers. Last year alone over 15,000,000 (Figures from Society Of London Theatre) attended a show in one of the capital’s theatres. Harold Prince is famous for his mantra that “You can’t really listen to a musical unless you can look at it“, and I’m a firm believer in that statement here. Each year  British tourists and hard-core theatre fans travel to New York to enjoy theatre, yet we are not afforded a chance to watch a programme that the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing proport to be Broadway’s calling-card to the world. It’s their chance to show off Broadway’s best, but you have to wonder why year after year there is no telecast for the … Read more

Our Top 10 Tony Award Performances

Britishtheatre.com selects its Top 10 Tony Award performances

With the Tony Awards coming up we thought we’d nominate some of our favourite Tony Award performances from previous years. Thanks to You Tube we are able to bring you video of these great performances. Let us know your thoughts and nominate your own favourite Tony performances. In the meantime enjoy our selection. In no particular order:- Rent (1996) Newsies (2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_Sz7_7T50Q Grand Hotel (1990) Dreamgirls (1982) Kiss Of The Spiderwoman (1993) Hamilton Evita (1980) Sweeney Todd (1979) The Phantom Of The Opera (1988) Ragtime (1998) And just to top off these incredible performances here’s Neil Patrick Harris in what must be considered the greatest (and biggest) Tony Award opening number EVER! Find out more about the Tony Awards

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