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#11 cat123

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:35 PM

If Hair doesn't win at least 3 Oliviers I will CRY! Last year I was so thrilled when Spring Awakening won so much, please don't let my favourite musical of this year go away empty handed.

Best revival and best lighting at least, surely....

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:05 PM

^Pretty sure it'll win best revival, although Into the Woods may get it. I'd be surprised if Sweet Charity did.



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Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:56 PM

I really want Ramin's work in LND to be recognised.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:01 PM

I really do think the LND score can beat Legally Blondes easily.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE(mjr @ Oct 3 2010, 09:01 PM) View Post
I really do think the LND score can beat Legally Blondes easily.


Agreed. The music in LND is far better than LB. Although I do love LB!
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:19 PM

I think that both scores are much better than people give them credit for, tbh. laugh.gif There's some naff moments but also a lot of lovely moments in Love Never Dies, while Legally Blonde's score is both appropriate and even clever. I couldn't say which I favour for the awards though.

Actually, I don't know why I've got this feeling, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was a bit of a Love Never Dies backlash. There's a little part of me that expects to see it end up with hardly any acknowledgement at all, whether that be in the form of a stack of nominations and no awards (a la Spamalot), or just a cursory smattering of nominations here and there. Hopefully I'll be proved wrong! smile.gif

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE(Weez @ Oct 3 2010, 09:19 PM) View Post
I think that both scores are much better than people give them credit for, tbh. laugh.gif There's some naff moments but also a lot of lovely moments in Love Never Dies, while Legally Blonde's score is both appropriate and even clever. I couldn't say which I favour for the awards though.

Actually, I don't know why I've got this feeling, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was a bit of a Love Never Dies backlash. There's a little part of me that expects to see it end up with hardly any acknowledgement at all, whether that be in the form of a stack of nominations and no awards (a la Spamalot), or just a cursory smattering of nominations here and there. Hopefully I'll be proved wrong! smile.gif


It will be interesting to see how LND does in the WOS awards for example, may give us an indication of what the theatre going public thik of it.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 11:38 PM

I think both Ramin and Sheridan will deserve the titles if they win!
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BROADWAY: Wicked X1 | Newsies X1 | Annie X1

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 11:54 PM

QUOTE(Weez @ Oct 3 2010, 03:33 PM) View Post
If anyone beats David Thaxton to Best Actor in a Musical, then I'm going to be in a state of gibbering shock for at least the next three years.

I agree with this so very much. I understand that there's a lot more hype about Karimloo's Phantom, partly because it's more "accessible", partly it's more of a standard "leading role" and partly because the roles are just so different, but what Thaxton has done with that role, how far he has to take it at the end - and how far he does take it, and what he has to put into it every time to get to the point he's at for the last scenes is incredible, especially in a venue so small and intimate, with no tunes, no big numbers that will win everyone over anyway. And vocally he's outstanding. I wish people weren't so quick to dismiss it...

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:17 AM

QUOTE(Guest @ Oct 4 2010, 12:54 AM) View Post
I agree with this so very much. I understand that there's a lot more hype about Karimloo's Phantom, partly because it's more "accessible", partly it's more of a standard "leading role" and partly because the roles are just so different, but what Thaxton has done with that role, how far he has to take it at the end - and how far he does take it, and what he has to put into it every time to get to the point he's at for the last scenes is incredible, especially in a venue so small and intimate, with no tunes, no big numbers that will win everyone over anyway. And vocally he's outstanding. I wish people weren't so quick to dismiss it...



See I think Thaxtons role is standard 'leading man' to be honest in the same way Phantom is, im not saying he isnt very good in it, but I dont see what is so different about it from anyother troubled romantic leading man.

Rightly or wrongly I would also like to see Ramin Karimloo win as recognition for what he has done in that role in both the original and the sequal.  He has acted the role like i have never seen before, and why I think he is up there (from what I hear, im not a 'Phan' myself) as one of the Phans modern favourite Phantoms




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