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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Handicapping the Tonys

In a year when nobody seems to care all that much about any show on Broadway, Riedel calls Best Musical for Memphis:

"Fela!" is in a tough race against "Memphis." If the press hadn't been kicked off the Tony voter list, I'd give the edge to "Fela!" -- since it's a favorite with critics. But the sense is that "Memphis" has more appeal around the country, so it probably goes into the Tonys with the support of the road presenters, who number about 100 (out of 700) voters.
Yes, no critics voting this year, remember.  Just those "objective" producers and showbiz folk.

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