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Theater Talk: 74th Annual Tony Awards still available to stream

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Chita Rivera and Andrew Lloyd Webber meet to present for the 74th Tony Awards

Sunday evening saw a somewhat abbreviated Tony Awards ceremony broadcast on CBS with "Best Musical" going to MOULIN ROUGE! and "Best Play" going to the two-part THE INHERITANCE. You can read all about it in Playbill.com You can also stream the event on Paramount+ with a free 7-day trial period.
Here is the complete list of winners, courtesy of Playbill.com:

Best Musical
Moulin Rouge!

Best Play
The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez

Best Revival of a Play
A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Adrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Aaron Tveit, Moulin Rouge!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance

Best Direction of a Musical
Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge!

Best Direction of a Play
Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance

Best Choreography
Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge!

Best Orchestrations
Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine, and Justin Levine, Moulin Rouge!

Best Book of a Musical
Jagged Little Pill, Diablo Cody

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
A Christmas Carol, Christopher Nightingale

Best Sound Design of a Play
Simon Baker, A Christmas Carol

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Peter Hylenski, Moulin Rouge!

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Justin Townsend, Moulin Rouge!

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Catherine Zuber, Moulin Rouge!

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Derek McLane, Moulin Rouge!

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Hugh Vanstone, A Christmas Carol

Best Costume Design of a Play
Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Lauren Patten, Jagged Little Pill

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Lois Smith, The Inheritance

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
David Alan Grier, A Soldier's Play

LOCAL LISTINGS:
OPENING:

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at The Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster (October 1 - October 16) (Some shows at midnight.) 683-1776 or www.lancasteropera.or

CONTINUING:

CAMELOT by Lerner and Loewe at MusicalFare in a small cast version by David Lee, co-directed by Carlos R.A. Jones and Victoria Pérez, continues through October 17 featuring Darryl Semira as Arthur, Gabby McKinley as Guenevere, Alejandro Gabriél Gómez as Lancelot, Arin Lee Dandes as Mordred, and Sam Crystal, Sabrina Kahwaty, and Josh Wilde in a variety of roles. musicalfare.com/shows/mainstage/event:camelot-2021/

CLOSING:

BETSY CARMICHAEL'S BINGO PALACE starring Joey Bucheker at Shea's Smith Theatre, 658 Main Street (September 25 - October 3) 716-847-0850

WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT at The Alleyway Theater continues through October 2. with a different Buffalo actor on stage each night. For the final two shows that's Brandon Williamson on October 1 and Norman Sham on October 2. https://www.alleyway.com/

FROM HONKY TONK TO PROTEST: A WOMAN’S VIEW OF COUNTRY MUSIC, a musical conceived by Loraine O'Donnell, directed by Lynne Kurdziel Formato with a cast of 9, continues at The Kavinoky Theater through October 3.

SPEED OF DARK, by local African-American playwright Mark Humphries, directed by Matthew LaChiusa, presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY at Compass Performing Arts Center (the old "Theaterloft" now Compass Performing Arts Center at 545 Elmwood Avenue) continues through October 2 featuring Quentin Gray, Hugh Davis, Vincenzo McNeill, Monish Bhattacharyya (see photo). Davis and McNeill are two of the Paul Robeson's most recognizable actors. Worth checking out. https://speedofdark.bpt.me/

TO THE NEW GIRL by Samantha Macher, directed by Leyla Gentil, presented by First Look, produced by Pandora Kew and Vanessa Shevat is on stage at the New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park in Buffalo through October 3 starring: Kari Becker, Mary Craig, Ciara Davie, Sarah Emmerling, Pandora Kew, Jessie Miller, Kathleen Recchoine, Kathryn Schneider, Vanessa Shevat, and Davida Tolbert. https://www.firstlookbuffalo.com/

COMING SOON, OPENING IN OCTOBER:

ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT presented by the Brazen Faced Varlets (October 8 - 23) at the Alleyway Main Theatre.

AMERICAN SON presented by Ujima (October 8 - 23) at 429 Plymouth in Buffalo

TOOTSIE (national tour) opens at Shea's Buffalo Theatre October 10.

CHORUS LINE presented by O'Connell & Co. (October 15 - 31) at 3200 Elmwood Avenue

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME presented by "All for One" Productions at Shea's 710 Theatre (October 28 - November 14) www.sheas.org (select Shea's 710)

PHOTOGRAPH 51 presented by Jewish Repertory Theatre (October 21 - November 14) in the Jewish Community Center in Getzville.

SOMETHING WICKED presented by American Repertory Theatre (October 28 - November 20) 545 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo

TRIBUTE opens at Desiderio's Dinner Theatre October 13 at Bobby J's American Grill

WOMAN IN BLACK presented by the Kavinoky Theatre (October 29 - November 21)

Listen for Theater Talk, Friday morning at 6:45 and 8:45 during Morning Edition.
Even though "semi-retired," Peter Hall continues to wear many hats. He is the Sunday afternoon host on WBFO’s “sister station,” Classical 94.5 / WNED where he has produced over 1,000 radio interviews with musical artists. If you see him at a theater with a pen in his hand, he’s probably getting ready to co-host “Theater Talk” with Anthony Chase (heard Friday mornings at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m. on WBFO) or to write a review for www.buffalorising.com. He is also a member of the "Artie Awards" committee (think “Tony Awards for Buffalo theaters”).
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