Broadway styles are fuming immediately after CBS announced that a singalong edition of the 1978 movie “Grease” will replace the Tony Awards on the network following month. 1 theater insider even sent us an email with the eye-catching topic line “Grease is the turd!” — introducing, “a rough year for Broadway styles just bought a complete large amount worse.”
The Tonys, which honor the most effective of Broadway at Radio City Music Corridor, continue being indefinitely postponed. And while the movie “Grease” was primarily based on a phase musical of the same title, Broadway stars are revolting on Twitter.
Tony nominee Gideon Glick of “To Eliminate a Mockingbird” tweeted at CBS, “I’m sure there are a million gays out there who could enable you curate a finest hits of the Tony Awards to air instead!” even though “Frozen” star Patti Murin mused of the network’s transfer, “[Not] a retrospective of previous excellent Tony performances and speeches and moments? Or a little something highlighting the awesome get the job done that individuals in theatre do for their neighborhood? Or pretty much anything other than this?”
“Dear Evan Hansen” lyricist Benj Pasek opined, “Danny can under no circumstances replace Tony,” referring to John Travolta’s lead character in “Grease,” and “Hamilton” guru Lin-Manuel Miranda posted a link to the announcement with a classic image of Michael Jordan on the court docket offering facet-eye to his considerably-maligned Bulls teammate Scott Burrell. Previous “Spring Awakening” and “Wicked” star Andy Mientus tweeted a link to the news and added, “Why is this hysterical to me.”
Outspoken Broadway electric power PR professional Rick Miramontez instructed Webpage Six of the Tonys remaining upstaged for “Grease”: “As course president of LA’s John Marshall Significant University all through the precise filming of ‘Grease,’ I experience I require to be diplomatic about this 1: Allow me set it this way, even all through quarantine I anticipate to have a little something vastly much more interesting to do with my June seven evening than tune in.” (For movie buffs, John Marshall Significant University was also featured in “Pretty in Pink,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” songs video and a lot of much more.)
Since New York announced a ban on gatherings about 500 on March twelve, Broadway has remained darkish, marking the longest hiatus in its history.