The Unbearable Banishment: a brief programming note

Saturday, May 30, 2009

a brief programming note

The Tony Awards are on tomorrow night. I hope to be back home in time to see it. Here’s the thing; I realize that 98% of people reading this don’t give a rat’s ass about the Tony Awards or Broadway plays in general, and that’s perfectly understandable. The Tonys are a gaggle of out-of-touch-with-reality actors over-emoting and prattling on endlessly about their CRAFT and their FEELINGS. The ratings are low for a reason.

But this year there was an unusually robust crop of plays. Perhaps one of the best seasons in a decade. During the Tony Awards, they always perform a scene or two from the nominated shows, so if you can suffer through the nauseating acceptance speeches, you might see some world-class acting.

If you care.

"Acting!"

UPDATE:

I just discovered that the Tony Awards are on NEXT Sunday, June 7th. Not tomorrow. I could have taken this post down but I decided to leave it up as proof positive that I rarely know what I'm talking about. I could have easily blamed my fragile state of mind on my Mom's recent passing (see post below), but the truth is that I'm like this ALL THE TIME.

6 Comments:

Blogger gadgetgrl said...

I got all set to program the TiVo -- but they are June 7th, so next week.

Thanks for the notice, though. I love the Tony Awards. It's my little slice of Broadway.

May 30, 2009 at 6:56 PM  
OpenID daisyfae said...

thanks for the advance notice! might actually watch... two planned auditions this year - one musical and one play - and i need to get psyched for "the craft" again!

May 30, 2009 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

LOL. The postscript made me laugh. I think we all do things like that all the time. I do, anyway.

May 31, 2009 at 2:42 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Hey! You're right!

Uh, about the not giving a rat's ass part....


...sorry.

Oh, and getting the dates mixed up? I am finding my mental faculties starting to desert me more and more. I'm hoping it's simply a function of aging and not some organic disease.

May 31, 2009 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

Glad to know that I'm not the only one who doesn't know what he's talking about.

May 31, 2009 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

Oh, and you're right, I don't care. But I don't care about any of the self-congratulatory awards shows, so it's no bias against the theater.

May 31, 2009 at 9:46 PM  

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