Yes, gentle theatre-going folk, it’s Tony time! As in Theatre of New York (we’re imagining) awards! As in The Tonys.
And what a nice selection it is. We are most pleased to see Valerie ‘Rhoda’ Harper get nommed for playing Tallulah Bankhead in Looped – great play, great performance and some great repartee. Our favourite: ‘Sorry for keeping you waiting darling. There was a long line at the ladies. *sniffs* It’s gone now though.’
Also very well represented is the London Chocolate Factory (that’s an actual theatre, not a sexual practice) production of La Cage Aux Folles, which we can’t recommend highly enough. Not in these shoes anyway.
The recently gay Sean Hayes off-of Will & Grace has got a nod for Promises, Promises but he’s up against Douglas Hodge from Cage, so doesn’t stand much of a chance.
Catherine Zeta Jones is nommed for A Little Night Music as is Dame Angela of Lansbury and Surrounds. Scarlett Johansson has been nominated for View from a Bridge, which is a shame as now she will be under the illusion that she can act. Oh, and pants off to Dame Judi Law who’s been named for Hamlet.
But you don’t need us to read them out for you. Here‘s the entire whole list.