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Tuesday, September 20, 2005


It's about time to give credit where credit is due! At the 57th Annual Emmy Awards, not only did Hugh Jackman win "Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program" as host of the 2004 Tony Awards but the show itself won for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. What a coup! In recent years, the Tony Awards have been struggling in the ratings war usually up against the NBA Finals. In 2003, The American Theater Wing -- owner of the Tony Awards copywright -- appointed a "Tony Overhaul Committee" to help address the problems of the Tony telecast and seek solutions. Apparently their hard work paid off with the show's Emmy recognition (but particularly for Outstanding Variety, Music of Comedy Special).

I always support anyone or anything that sheds a positive light on the Great White Way...and the more attention people pay and support the stage, the happier I am. Seeing the Tony Awards can help shed light on a new generation of potential theatre goers. There are young people out there who won't get the opportunity to see a Broadway show, but will find the genre enchanting and find new ways to dream because of it. Congrats to the Tony Awards and if you can, go support a Broadway show...or at least an Equity approved touring show. :)


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