These are the productions nominated for Best Revival of a Musical:
Here are a few fun facts:
– “The King and I” won the 1952 Tony-Award for Best Musical. It’s amazing to think that 63 years later, and it still has such resonance and poignancy to be revived and nominated again!
– “On The Town” is based off of a 1944 ballet called “Fancy Free,” which was developed by Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins.
– The original Broadway production of “On The Twentieth Century” opened on February 19, 1978 at the St. James Theatre. Judy Kaye replaced Madeline Kahn only 9 weeks into performances which turned her into an overnight star.
These are the productions nominated for Best Musical:
Here are a few more fun facts:
– In the film version of “An American in Paris,” the climax of the film is a 16 minutes ballet featuring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron set to Gershwin’s An American in Paris. The ballet alone cost more than $500,000.
– “Fun Home” is based off the graphic memoir by American writer Alison Bechdel, and it stirred such controversy that a public library in Missouri once removed it from its shelves for five months after complaints from its residents.
– Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, the creators of “Something Rotten!”, are also known for their work in the stop-motion animated film, “Chicken Run.”
– The musical adaptation of “The Visit” originally starred Angela Lansbury, and had planned to open on Broadway March 15, 2001. However, in July 2000, Lansbury withdrew from the show because of the death of her husband.
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