The Playgoer: "Special Theatrical Events" No Longer So Special

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Monday, June 22, 2009

"Special Theatrical Events" No Longer So Special

Bad news for Carrie Fisher, the Ballroom Dance extravaganza Burn the Floor ("conceived five years ago at a 50th birthday party for composer Elton John", and any other foreign freakshow or celebrity vanity monologue looking for an easy Tony nomination: there won't be any Special Theatrical Event award category any more.

That's the one Liza Minnelli took away this year from Will Ferrell's grotesque George W., scarily flexible Chinese acrobats, and a sad Russian clown with makeup more frightening than Liza's.

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