Thursday, May 07, 2009

Isn't It Time?

Isn't It Time?

In the latest issue of New York magazine, Jesse Green makes an excellent case for a Tony ensemble award that's worthy of consideration by the Tony Administration Committee.

As I said when this year's Olivier Award nominations were announced in February, London's version of the Tonys at least recognizes companies that are running on all cylinders.

When the collective acting efforts in which one excellent singular performance more often than not depends on the outstanding performances by others in the cast -- and I dare say, one could easily make the case perennially -- hasn't the time finally come for the Tonys to provide a new acting category that duly recognizes each year's Best Ensemble?

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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2 Comments:

At 07 May, 2009, Blogger Esther said...

I think it's an interesting idea but how would it work? Would the cast of every play or musical automatically be considered for best ensemble? Are there some shows that are clearly ensembles whereas others aren't?

 
At 07 May, 2009, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Obviously there would be some parameters around it (such as a cast with a minimum number of members), and it would likely work better for a play than a musical (althought next to normal would be a perfect example of a musical in which the entire ensemble could conceivably be nominated).

 

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