Some good Broadway news for a change.
Ariana DeBost is having a great year. She won the Oscar for “West Side Story” just six weeks ago. Today it was announced she’ll host the Tony Awards on June 12th. Ariana’s Oscar was for Best Supporting Actress as Anita. She has many other awards including a Tony nomination in 2018 for the Donna Summer musical.
The Tonys are going to be HOT this year: Hugh Jackman, Billy Crystal, Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga, Sutton Foster, the whole Michael Jackson musical, plus “Company” and Patti Lupone, etc plus finger crossed Bob Dylan fans will have “Girl from the North Country,” my choice for Best Musical. That’s a great show.
More good news: “Plaza Suite” starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker is such a hit they’re extending the run for a third time, until July 10th. Last week, “Plaza Suite” made $1.6 million. That’s box office for a musical, not a play. The audience is there and wants to see them. Bravo!