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The Tony Awards: Throwback to Avenue Q vs Wicked

6608_1176605568035_4071229_nI took one of my annual trips to NYC and chose to see two shows – The Boy From Oz and Avenue Q.  Watching The Boy From Oz, I  remembered having seen Hugh Jackman twice in Australia, in Oklahoma and Sunset Boulevard.  However, his performance in TBFO was the stuff star performances are made of.  Like most of the audience members I encountered on tour and on Broadway with Avenue Q, I thought I was going to see something Sesame Street or Muppet related.  Being a huge fan as a child, I was gleefully surprised when I discovered that this show was kind of like “Sesame Street for Adults”.  I laughed ’til I cried and had no idea that almost a year to the day I would be playing Gary Coleman in this Tony Award winning musical.

While “Q” was in production to open on Broadway, a documentary (Show Business:  The Road to Broadway) was filmed to chronicle their journey from workshop to the Tony’s along with Wicked, Caroline or Change and Taboo and resulted in a very healthy rivalry between Wicked and Avenue Q for the race to win Best Musical.  In honor of the Tony Awards broadcast today, here is a look back at all drama that ensued Broadway that fateful season…

I also want to give a shout out to friends and nominees Adrian Lenox (After Midnight), Anika Noni Rose (A Raisin In The Sun), Sutton Foster (Violet), Anika Larsen (Beautiful : The Carole King Musical), Idina Menzel (IF/THEN), Howell Binkley (After Midnight), Alan Menken (Aladdin), Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County), Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch),  Audra McDonald (Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill), Steve Kennedy (Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill)…Congratulations and Break a leg to all!!!!


#TB Tonys – 30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #1 – AVENUE Q Vs. WICKED


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