Broadway has always been at the forefront of subject matter that takes you out of your comfort zone, whether it is drama or comedy. A topic that people are afraid to discuss, or something having to do with everyday life, where you are suddenly knocked on the head with the realization that, wow, that’s me, that’s my life, is what theater is all about. It’s pure emotion that suddenly turns physical. It’s confrontation.
The Tony Awards gives us a glimpse of this and more. We can’t all be in New York to view these exciting productions, but the show allows us to maybe venture out to view and support theater in our own town.
I wish good luck and a long run to all of the shows that are nominated, and hope that they inspire to create dialogue between us all. Broadway is the home of the true spoken word.
To view a list of nominees, click here.