Shaleen's character really has one of the most interesting and disturbing journeys, I think.
The other character, Abe, nephew to Amir, is played by Shaleen Cholera. His is a most interesting journey.
I wish I had been able to see more theater this year. Your thoughts are appreciated. I do think that, as objective as I can possibly be, Sarah Brown was amazing in Vanya. The fact that Tamara Scott's work in both rep shows was entirely ignored really bothers me.
I also think it was a great year for kids, and a category for them would have been nice.
They will never be able to please everyone. It is the nature of the beast and I get that. This is all hindsight that is fun for those of us that have no responsibility. I could never be a judge. Can't wait to see everyone, knock back a few, and enjoy the show.
Great article, Chris! Thanks!!
Biggest head scratcher to me is Courtney Oliver not being nominated for choreography in Spring Awakening. It was original and inspired. It was all about teenage angst. I was mesmerized.
Congrats to all the nominees and I know the judges work very hard - I just don't understand not giving anyone an award for lead actor in a musical. Nobody is saying they have to be perfect, but I think it is a bit of a slap in the face to the lead actors in musicals to say that nobody deserved it. I don't understand why they can't nominate the best of the lot and pick one. They don't NOT have a winner in any other awards for actors ceremony that I know of, do they? But what do I know...
I am looking forward to the challenge of Angels. I just reread it and I can see that if you focus on the AIDS epidemic at it's peak, it would appear to be dated. BUt I also think that the relationships are really wonderful and the final speech of Prior's in which he states,"...we are not going away... we will be citizens. The time has come." I found incredibly timely. It pulled me right out of the 80s and into the continued struggle for marriage equality and equal rights.
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