Last night was the Tony Awards broadcast, a.k.a. my favorite night of television all year long. It’s the closest I’ll get to seeing a majority of the shows that come to Broadway, so I’m incredibly giddy by the time the Tonys roll around.
Of course, this also means that today I have slumped into my annual post-Tonys depression of “I have a great need to see all of these shows, but I live in Alabama/am poor.” Alas! The world is not a wish-granting factory (TFIOS reference, anyone? Anyone?).
So to get me through it, I’ve spent a buttload of today wearing out Spotify’s extensive catalog of cast soundtracks and re-watching some old favorite Tony performances. And since I needed to post something today, I figured I’d share a few of those performances with you. Enjoy!
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, “I’ve Decided to Marry You”
GGLAM won this year’s award for Best Musical, and, though I don’t really know too much about it, if it’s all like this performance it 100% deserved it. It’s also the soundtrack I’ve listened to the most today.
2013 Tonys Opening Performance
I’ve watched this probably no less than 25 times before, and it’s still one of my favorite things in life. NPH just knows how to work a room, y’all. Also, there’s an emotional moment about 3/4 of the way through that still makes me cry every time.
Wicked, “Defying Gravity”
This was my very first introduction to both the Tonys and Wicked, and I’ve been irrevocably captured by both ever since. I still haven’t managed to catch a performance of Wicked yet (utter tragedy, that is), but I’m holding out hope for a tour date near me soon.
The Book of Mormon, “Hello!”
This song (and the BOM soundtrack as a whole) is so friggin’ catchy, you guys. I dare you to try and get it out of your head within a day.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, “In My Own Little Corner/Impossible/Ten Minutes Ago”
The costume changes in this are just absolutely captivating. I have been known to rewind and watch that transformation five times over before continuing on. It’s just insanely awesome to watch.
Bonus: 2013 Tony Awards, “Kiss LA Goodbye”
It’s just too funny to not share. I mean, the sheer cheek of it!
Okay, yes, most of these are from the last couple of years, but that’s just where the chips fell with this post. Oh well, y’all can deal with it.
Happy theatre, everyone!