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(YouTube)   The 66th Tony Awards kicks off with a piece from Trey Parker & Matt Stone's "The Book Of Mormon", featuring special guest appearances from Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones and Neil Patrick Harris   (youtube.com) divider line 97
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2012-06-11 09:38:55 PM

taxandspend: Last year's was much better.


THITH.
 
2012-06-11 09:39:32 PM

gingerjet: farkingismybusiness: The Book of Mormon is playing at the Kennedy Center soon. Worth going for a fan of South Park but not musicals? Is the Kennedy Center a good venue for these kind of shows? I think I'm going to go.

Its co-written with the guy who co-wrote Avenue Q. So when I'm in NYC in a couple of weeks - completely going to see it.


No you're not unless you got tickets last year. It's sold out 6 months in advance.
 
2012-06-11 09:58:03 PM
I like award shows and tried to watch that last night. It was too gay. I was flipping through channels and came upon an award show and Bernadette Peters looked better then most girls in Hollywood these days and said what the hell is this? I like Grease and Little Shop of Horrors. Maybe i'll check this out. Then right after Peters left the stage some tall ugly homosexual started singing and dancing. I only have basic cable so I changed it to a infomercial about an oven that would never work for $19.99. I switched back to the Tonys,,,, and,,, I started to think,,, yeah, I bought a couple of those ovens.
 
2012-06-11 10:16:16 PM

lohphat: No you're not unless you got tickets last year. It's sold out 6 months in advance.


Awwww ... that's cute.
 
2012-06-11 10:30:32 PM

farkingismybusiness: The Book of Mormon is playing at the Kennedy Center soon. Worth going for a fan of South Park but not musicals? Is the Kennedy Center a good venue for these kind of shows? I think I'm going to go.



If you go expecting a brilliant musical you will leave disappointed. If you go expecting a fun idea from people who's work you enjoy you will feel satisfied.

The Eisenhower theater is a first rate house and it is nearly impossible anything will be cut from the tour due to venue concerns.
 
2012-06-11 10:48:11 PM
I keep waiting to see NPH come out in all of his Dr. Horrible garb. Then again, that's already been done. But it would have fit better at the Tonys. Sigh...
 
2012-06-11 10:55:25 PM

T.M.S.:

I have attended every single Tony Award ceremony for the past 18 years and have no idea what you are talking about.

You may now resume pulling shiat out of your ass.


There's a reason you're highlighted in green here...
 
2012-06-11 11:00:48 PM

zarberg: the world needs a Hollywood production of Into the Woods with NPH starring as something ... maybe one of the princes.


Uhhh... how about the Wolf.
 
2012-06-11 11:12:59 PM

KatjaMouse: zarberg: the world needs a Hollywood production of Into the Woods with NPH starring as something ... maybe one of the princes.

Uhhh... how about the Wolf.


I see the Wolf being more like ... Danny DeVito or Steve Martin.
 
2012-06-11 11:48:13 PM

Crewmannumber6: How does this work? Book Of Mormon was the big hit last year. You get to keep winning awards year after year?


Election year.

Still waiting for a play that makes fun of Obama and Rev Wright
 
2012-06-11 11:55:41 PM

dosboot: Still waiting for a play that makes fun of Obama and Rev Wright


I imagine that'd be a pretty boring idea for a play or musical.
 
2012-06-11 11:59:09 PM

shivashakti: dosboot: Still waiting for a play that makes fun of Obama and Rev Wright

I imagine that'd be a pretty boring idea for a play or musical.


That's right, making light of black liberation theology is impossible.
 
2012-06-12 12:06:40 AM

dosboot: That's right, making light of black liberation theology is impossible.


Well, not all musicals are light and humorous. Maybe it can be one of those moody overly dramatic ones. There'd have to be a song called "God Damn America". Probably right at the end of Act I before the intermission.
 
2012-06-12 12:10:32 AM
Ooh.. Or better yet, just retool "Les Mis" to be set in late 20th century America-early 21st century America with a mostly black and liberal cast.

Rev. Wright is the stand in for the Bishop of Digny in the beginning.
Barry Soetoro steals a loaf of bread, then is pursued by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
He changes his name to Obama and becomes respectable, the President..

Instead of the barricades, it'll be Zuccotti Park.

Is that what you were looking for? Or should we go into something more inane and unfunny?
 
2012-06-12 12:15:30 AM

dosboot: shivashakti: dosboot: Still waiting for a play that makes fun of Obama and Rev Wright

I imagine that'd be a pretty boring idea for a play or musical.

That's right, making light of black liberation theology is impossible.


The difference between The Book Of Mormon and what you're proposing is that what Matt & Trey have done is take a subject that they find ridiculous and made a musical that sends up all of its ridiculous attributes without just being mean-spirited about it and while also making the point that, while they think it's stupid, it doesn't really matter what they think if it makes people's lives better and makes them happy. They find a way to show a genuine love and respect for their characters while still managing to parody the ridiculousness of what it is they believe in.

I can't even begin to imagine a conservative playwright being even the slightest bit funny, lighthearted or respectful towards his characters or the subject matter in a send-up of "black liberation theology".
 
2012-06-12 12:19:06 AM

CavalierEternal: I can't even begin to imagine a conservative playwright being even the slightest bit funny, lighthearted or respectful towards his characters or the subject matter in a send-up of "black liberation theology".


The reason there's no real conservative humor tradition is that it requires insight and empathy into someone else's feelings. Sociopaths can't do that.
 
2012-06-12 12:20:58 AM

Lolthien: hubcity: Favorite lyric from last night's NPH numbers:

NPH: What if all of your colleagues were hotties
With freakishly flexible bodies
And none of them needed to sleep or eat or pee?

DANCERS: We don't pee!

...aaaand here's yer video: What If Life Were More Like Theatre?


"Go find your parents..." I lol'd


Yeah, I still like last year's better though.

Even without the Stephen Colbert bit... it was kinda awesome.

/theater: not just for gays anymore!
//the gays and the jews!
///and cousins in from out of town you have to amuse, and the sad, embittered malcontents who write the reviews, and also foreign tourists, and the groups of senior citizens and well-to-do suburbanites and liberal intellectuals
////though that group is really only Jews and homosexuals
 
2012-06-12 12:27:54 AM

KatjaMouse: Henry Holland: Tickets for The Book of Mormon touring production at the Pantages in Hollywood went on sale yesterday. I got there a little before the noon on-sale time and the line was huge, stretched around the block. I thought "No way I'm paying $10 parking to stand in that line!" so I went home and tried Ticketbastard and....nothing. Tried a bunch of different days and there was nothing to be had.

I was just checking the Book of Mormon tour site and see that they still have tickets available.

Sadly, they won't be making it to DC until July of 2013. Damn you scheduling gods!


It won't be making it to Detroit until 2013 sometime, but you can buy them now. In a block with five other shows I don't really give a damn about seeing.

/AGH
//... now I have I Believe stuck in my head, also from last year's Tonys
///one and only freaking year of any award show I can remember pulling up clips to show people a year later (granted, just the opening number and the I Believe song)
 
2012-06-12 01:35:40 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto:

Yeah, I still like last year's better though.


This.

Watching Daniel Radcliffe in HTSIBWRT inspired me to get back into jazz class after 17 years. Now I'm back to an intermediate level and return to NY regularly to take class @Luigi's, the man who formalized jazz dance in the '40s as a discipline. His disciple Francis Roach teaches the class but Luigi's there most days watching and encouraging.
 
2012-06-12 08:35:03 AM

brandnewchair: No, they weren't up for any Tonys this year. They likely were the opening act because the musical won last year.</i>

quit giving people logical answers.


Or just tell them to watch the damn clip, where the answer is stated by the host.
 
2012-06-12 08:58:08 AM

lohphat: StreetlightInTheGhetto:

Yeah, I still like last year's better though.

This.

Watching Daniel Radcliffe in HTSIBWRT inspired me to get back into jazz class after 17 years. Now I'm back to an intermediate level and return to NY regularly to take class @Luigi's, the man who formalized jazz dance in the '40s as a discipline. His disciple Francis Roach teaches the class but Luigi's there most days watching and encouraging.


Laroquette stole the show
 
2012-06-12 09:20:42 AM

zarberg: KatjaMouse: Jim from Saint Paul: Matt Stone is a huge fan of Les Mis

Really? You don't say. I never would have guessed that after watching Bigger, Longer, Uncut.

/even Sondheim thought the movie was brilliant

the world needs a Hollywood production of Into the Woods with NPH starring as something ... maybe one of the princes.


AGGGGONNNYYYYY!!!
 
2012-06-12 09:24:09 AM

KatjaMouse: Jim from Saint Paul: Matt Stone is a huge fan of Les Mis

Really? You don't say. I never would have guessed that after watching Bigger, Longer, Uncut.

/even Sondheim thought the movie was brilliant


One of my favorite in-jokes on South Park:

I give you prisoner 24601:

www.cannibalthemusical.net
 
2012-06-12 09:28:00 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: Matt Stone is a huge fan of Les Mis. So I am sure Trey Parker is all about helping and all... the main guy would be Matt Stone IMHO.


Trey Parker was a music major in college with a minor in Japanese.

that explains about 99% of what he does.
 
2012-06-12 09:34:26 AM

zarberg: the world needs a Hollywood production of Into the Woods with NPH starring as something ... maybe one of the princes.


Into the Woods starts out so great and hilarious.

then the second act is the most depressing thing in the world and it never stops being depressing.

PBS had it on once way back when and that second act has stuck with me as so depressing i forgot everything from the first act
 
2012-06-12 09:43:37 AM

Smiths: zarberg: the world needs a Hollywood production of Into the Woods with NPH starring as something ... maybe one of the princes.

Into the Woods starts out so great and hilarious.

then the second act is the most depressing thing in the world and it never stops being depressing.

PBS had it on once way back when and that second act has stuck with me as so depressing i forgot everything from the first act


Probably because the subtext in 99% of fairy tales are depressing. You have all these princes running around falling in love with women just because of their beauty and unattainability. That's a recipe for infidelity right there. Jack is a murderer. Red is really damaged and suffers from PTSD. Witches that survive any fairy tales always are stripped of any kind of power. After the 'Happily every after' bits you know there's no where else to go but down.

/Children Will Listen/Mother cannot Guide You are two of my favorite songs from that show
//you bet your ass I own the DVD copy of the stage show
 
2012-06-12 09:58:50 AM

KatjaMouse: Probably because the subtext in 99% of fairy tales are depressing. You have all these princes running around falling in love with women just because of their beauty and unattainability. That's a recipe for infidelity right there. Jack is a murderer. Red is really damaged and suffers from PTSD. Witches that survive any fairy tales always are stripped of any kind of power. After the 'Happily every after' bits you know there's no where else to go but down.


i get that.

it doesn't change how depressing the second act is and how it's a complete 180 from the entire first act.

so i'm glad you like it. i can see why you like it.

i don't though because it's the equivalent of watching a happy frayy Barney the Dinosaur episode for 15 minutes, then watching everyone raping barney as the school burns down and childrens' faces melt for the next 15.
 
2012-06-12 10:02:25 AM

Smiths: KatjaMouse: Probably because the subtext in 99% of fairy tales are depressing. You have all these princes running around falling in love with women just because of their beauty and unattainability. That's a recipe for infidelity right there. Jack is a murderer. Red is really damaged and suffers from PTSD. Witches that survive any fairy tales always are stripped of any kind of power. After the 'Happily every after' bits you know there's no where else to go but down.

i get that.

it doesn't change how depressing the second act is and how it's a complete 180 from the entire first act.

so i'm glad you like it. i can see why you like it.

i don't though because it's the equivalent of watching a happy frayy Barney the Dinosaur episode for 15 minutes, then watching everyone raping barney as the school burns down and childrens' faces melt for the next 15.


Never watch Neon Genesis Evangelion or Grave of the Frieflies. EVER.

/the "Into the Woods" stageshow you guys are referencing is on Netflix Instant Queue
//we don't let the kids watch act 2 yet
//Oldest is 7
 
2012-06-12 10:07:55 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: //we don't let the kids watch act 2 yet
//Oldest is 7


yep.

i saw it when i was.... definitely under 12. So i think that explains the trauma the 180 turn caused.

And i saw a lot of Broadway; used to go up to NYC with the family and see shows.

Even Starlight Express.

Yes. Starlight Express.

Saw Tommy on the preview nights and Pete Townshend came up to me (aisle seat a few rows back) as he was walking around the theater and patronized me with some "you excited for the show, little boy? going to enjoy it?"

I didn't even recognize him, and when he walked away i turned to my mother -- whose jaw had to be picked up off the floor -- and said "that guy was an asshole"

So yeah, as a child tuning into PBS and seeing this hilarious Broadway show I was cracking up and loving it and loving the songs.

Then it went intermission and I went "oh boy, can't wait for the second act"

Then the guy walks around the entire second act holding his dead wife's child that cries all the time.

So of course all that burns into my head is "he always cries when i hold him".
 
2012-06-12 10:11:29 AM

Smiths: KatjaMouse: Probably because the subtext in 99% of fairy tales are depressing. You have all these princes running around falling in love with women just because of their beauty and unattainability. That's a recipe for infidelity right there. Jack is a murderer. Red is really damaged and suffers from PTSD. Witches that survive any fairy tales always are stripped of any kind of power. After the 'Happily every after' bits you know there's no where else to go but down.

i get that.

it doesn't change how depressing the second act is and how it's a complete 180 from the entire first act.

so i'm glad you like it. i can see why you like it.

i don't though because it's the equivalent of watching a happy frayy Barney the Dinosaur episode for 15 minutes, then watching everyone raping barney as the school burns down and childrens' faces melt for the next 15.


*fap*
 
2012-06-12 10:18:52 AM

KatjaMouse: Probably because the subtext in 99% of fairy tales are depressing. You have all these princes running around falling in love with women just because of their beauty and unattainability. That's a recipe for infidelity right there. Jack is a murderer. Red is really damaged and suffers from PTSD. Witches that survive any fairy tales always are stripped of any kind of power. After the 'Happily every after' bits you know there's no where else to go but down.

/Children Will Listen/Mother cannot Guide You are two of my favorite songs from that show
//you bet your ass I own the DVD copy of the stage show


Annnnd welcome to my favorites list. Any fan of Sondheim, especially Into the Woods or Assassins, is worth highlighting in green.

Smiths: i don't though because it's the equivalent of watching a happy frayy Barney the Dinosaur episode for 15 minutes, then watching everyone raping barney as the school burns down and childrens' faces melt for the next 15.


Are you kidding? That would be amazing. I'd so pay to watch that.
 
2012-06-12 10:28:12 AM

Smiths: So of course all that burns into my head is "he always cries when i hold him".


An entire generation of straight men into musical theater grew up being too traumatized to hold babies because of that show.

/my high school did the show a couple of years after I left
//my middle school did the first act only much to the protest of the students (because we wanted to do the whole thing, that's why)
 
2012-06-12 10:31:21 AM

zarberg: Annnnd welcome to my favorites list. Any fan of Sondheim, especially Into the Woods or Assassins, is worth highlighting in green.


Awww well aren't you sweet.
 
2012-06-12 10:48:59 AM

Henry Holland: Tickets for The Book of Mormon touring production at the Pantages in Hollywood went on sale yesterday. I got there a little before the noon on-sale time and the line was huge, stretched around the block. I thought "No way I'm paying $10 parking to stand in that line!" so I went home and tried Ticketbastard and....nothing. Tried a bunch of different days and there was nothing to be had.

Damn, damn, damn and damn.

/Derp, CSB


Just scored tix for Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the orchestra (back tho). Not too bad, $105 each plus $15 of fees to our friends at TM. There were plenty of seats available on that day at least.
 
2012-06-12 10:59:43 AM

Smiths: Jim from Saint Paul: //we don't let the kids watch act 2 yet
//Oldest is 7

yep.

i saw it when i was.... definitely under 12. So i think that explains the trauma the 180 turn caused.

And i saw a lot of Broadway; used to go up to NYC with the family and see shows.

Even Starlight Express.

Yes. Starlight Express.

Saw Tommy on the preview nights and Pete Townshend came up to me (aisle seat a few rows back) as he was walking around the theater and patronized me with some "you excited for the show, little boy? going to enjoy it?"

I didn't even recognize him, and when he walked away i turned to my mother -- whose jaw had to be picked up off the floor -- and said "that guy was an asshole"

So yeah, as a child tuning into PBS and seeing this hilarious Broadway show I was cracking up and loving it and loving the songs.

Then it went intermission and I went "oh boy, can't wait for the second act"

Then the guy walks around the entire second act holding his dead wife's child that cries all the time.

So of course all that burns into my head is "he always cries when i hold him".


Try to forgive Pete Townsend. He spent most of his time during Tommy previews drinking at cafe un deux troix.You may have caught him on a bad night.
 
2012-06-12 11:06:43 AM
Ricky Martin looks like a Saturday Night Live version of Ricky Martin.
 
2012-06-12 12:01:53 PM
When did that redhead girl from Sex and the City start dating Bill Gates?
 
2012-06-12 12:33:27 PM

KatjaMouse: Smiths: zarberg: the world needs a Hollywood production of Into the Woods with NPH starring as something ... maybe one of the princes.

Into the Woods starts out so great and hilarious.

then the second act is the most depressing thing in the world and it never stops being depressing.

PBS had it on once way back when and that second act has stuck with me as so depressing i forgot everything from the first act

Probably because the subtext in 99% of fairy tales are depressing. You have all these princes running around falling in love with women just because of their beauty and unattainability. That's a recipe for infidelity right there. Jack is a murderer. Red is really damaged and suffers from PTSD. Witches that survive any fairy tales always are stripped of any kind of power. After the 'Happily every after' bits you know there's no where else to go but down.

/Children Will Listen/Mother cannot Guide You are two of my favorite songs from that show
//you bet your ass I own the DVD copy of the stage show



Hans Christian Andersen was a particularly tortured soul, and his stories read in good abridged versions of his native Danish are supposedly much more melancholy and multi-layered stories of human folly than the glamorized Hollywood money making mechanisms they were later turned into. Andersen was exposed to Danish folk tales as a child from old women in the insane asylum where his grandmother worked, and one of his very first works was the poem "The Dying Child" told through the child's point of view of passing off into the great abyss while his grief stricken mother still clinged to him.
 
2012-06-12 12:41:52 PM

Smiths: Jim from Saint Paul: //we don't let the kids watch act 2 yet
//Oldest is 7

yep.

i saw it when i was.... definitely under 12. So i think that explains the trauma the 180 turn caused.

And i saw a lot of Broadway; used to go up to NYC with the family and see shows.

Even Starlight Express.

Yes. Starlight Express.

Saw Tommy on the preview nights and Pete Townshend came up to me (aisle seat a few rows back) as he was walking around the theater and patronized me with some "you excited for the show, little boy? going to enjoy it?"

I didn't even recognize him, and when he walked away i turned to my mother -- whose jaw had to be picked up off the floor -- and said "that guy was an asshole"

So yeah, as a child tuning into PBS and seeing this hilarious Broadway show I was cracking up and loving it and loving the songs.

Then it went intermission and I went "oh boy, can't wait for the second act"

Then the guy walks around the entire second act holding his dead wife's child that cries all the time.

So of course all that burns into my head is "he always cries when i hold him".


To be fair, when you're under 12, you're still a "kid" to anyone older than 16. This seems a fairly minor reason to take offense.

/don't even really care too much about this thread but this did stick out a bit
 
2012-06-12 12:53:10 PM

Henry Holland: Tickets for The Book of Mormon touring production at the Pantages in Hollywood went on sale yesterday. I got there a little before the noon on-sale time and the line was huge, stretched around the block. I thought "No way I'm paying $10 parking to stand in that line!" so I went home and tried Ticketbastard and....nothing. Tried a bunch of different days and there was nothing to be had.

Damn, damn, damn and damn.

/Derp, CSB


Instead of paying $10 for parking, you opted to pay approx $20 in Ticketbastard fees?
 
2012-06-12 12:56:55 PM

InmanRoshi: Hans Christian Andersen was a particularly tortured soul, and his stories read in good abridged versions of his native Danish are supposedly much more melancholy and multi-layered stories of human folly than the glamorized Hollywood money making mechanisms they were later turned into. Andersen was exposed to Danish folk tales as a child from old women in the insane asylum where his grandmother worked, and one of his very first works was the poem "The Dying Child" told through the child's point of view of passing off into the great abyss while his grief stricken mother still clinged to him.


Well, the musical in question is 100% based on Grimme Fairy Tales (i.e. the Western European/German folk lore). Anderson was steeped in folk lore as well but he's far more famous for his original stuff.

/goddamn you Disney
 
2012-06-12 01:07:37 PM
I Mash Grains: Instead of paying $10 for parking, you opted to pay approx $20 in Ticketbastard fees?

Ha, shows how much you know! They're called convenience fees for a reason, which is why faced with the choice of standing in a long ass line with no shade for two hours and getting my pale white self sunburned vs. going home to my cool, airy apartment, watching golf and ordering online, I chose home.
 
2012-06-12 01:15:22 PM
I still have maggots in my scrotum from the Book of Mormon. Hasa Diga Eebowai!
 
2012-06-12 02:01:11 PM

InmanRoshi: When did that redhead girl from Sex and the City start dating Bill Gates?


The moment that he paid her like the whore that she is!
 
2012-06-12 05:31:21 PM
This is not a bookmark.

/also, ceci n'est pas une pipe
//Assassins is better than Into the Woods, IMHO, but it's my 2nd fav show of all time so I would say that
 
2012-06-13 09:09:14 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: KatjaMouse: Jim from Saint Paul: Matt Stone is a huge fan of Les Mis

Really? You don't say. I never would have guessed that after watching Bigger, Longer, Uncut.

/even Sondheim thought the movie was brilliant

One of my favorite in-jokes on South Park:

I give you prisoner 24601:

[www.cannibalthemusical.net image 400x300]


Simpsons did it. Seriously, it was Sideshow Bob's prison ID number
 
2012-06-13 09:35:29 AM

Ebenator: Jim from Saint Paul: KatjaMouse: Jim from Saint Paul: Matt Stone is a huge fan of Les Mis

Really? You don't say. I never would have guessed that after watching Bigger, Longer, Uncut.

/even Sondheim thought the movie was brilliant

One of my favorite in-jokes on South Park:

I give you prisoner 24601:

[www.cannibalthemusical.net image 400x300]

Simpsons did it. Seriously, it was Sideshow Bob's prison ID number


Simpsons have done everything. It's not worth stressing about.
 
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