1. Avatar Tim
    July 6, 2017 @ 11:27 pm

    I really enjoy your perspective and insights. Just wanted to note that The Great Comet did win two Tony Awards (of its twelve nominations): Best Scenic Design and Best Lighting Design of a Musical.


  2. Avatar Jeffrey
    July 6, 2017 @ 11:30 pm

    It is incorrect to state that The Great Comet did not win any of it’s Tony nominations, in fact it won two: scenic design for a musical and lighting design for a musical..


  3. Avatar lewis martin
    July 7, 2017 @ 4:18 am

    Natasha Pierre et all actually won two (2) Tony Awards – scenic design and lighting design. You say it won none.
    There are over 800 Tony Voters. There is no way we can ‘collude’ to give an award to Christopher Ashley as a consolation prize. Actually in the industry, its somewhat of a mystery how he won. No voter I have spoken to admits voting for him over the two favorites, Michael Greif and Rachel Chavkin.


  4. Avatar Michael
    July 7, 2017 @ 5:58 am

    To say “Natasha, Pierre…” “was widely admired and received twelve Tony nominations. But, it didn’t win even one of its categories” is simply untrue. It won two Tony Awards. It won scenic design and lighting design of a musical.

    It also seems odd to make comparisons to “Dear Evan Hansen,” a show you didn’t see.

    I don’t live in NYC and I don’t work as a critic, but I’ve seen the shows discussed and I know what won. Even if you don’t know what won, do your job as a journalist and look it up before reporting.


  5. Bill Eadie Bill Eadie
    July 7, 2017 @ 8:06 am

    Thanks to the readers who caught this error. I have fixed it in the text of the piece.


  6. Avatar Ken Herman
    July 7, 2017 @ 4:48 pm

    Concerning the musical “The Boy Who Danced on Air,” it certainly did not help this New York production when the New York Times review was little more than a sneering moral condemnation of even broaching this topic, much less having to endure its incarnation in a staged work. The reviewer apparently had never seen the universally adored Puccini opera “Madama Butterfly” about a defensseless young Japanese girl toyed with by an American naval officer under the guise of a sham marriage.


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