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.



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.


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  
Anonymous Anonymous 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....


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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