Now the Tony Awards were last night and once again I had a wonderful time watching the. Again Neil Patrick Harris was a splendid host and it makes me wonder why he hasn’t been asked to host the Oscars yet. Sure the Tonys may never get the brilliant ratings of other award shows but these awards are one of the only cultural experiences on regular broadcast television. Sure public broadcasting might have a concert or two and Great Performances on but it’s not enough.
Theater need to have a larger role in society. It would be nice if there were a revival of the ABC TV movie musical or perhaps even with the even older anthology play shows maybe even during the summer it sure would be better than the slew of reality shows that already fill the airwaves during the summer. So it looks like I will be getting the cast album for Kinky Boots some time soon.