NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

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NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 10th, 2013, 12:52 am

Great review of the swell job our AMA president Neil Patrick Harris did hosting the Tony Awards tonight:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/arts/ ... me.html?hp
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Re: NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

Postby Doug Thornton » June 10th, 2013, 2:47 am

Congratulations again to Neil Patrick Harris ! And that magic illusion ? I worked at Radio City Music Hall for a long time...it's a big theater...(and if you've never been there, put it on your to do list)...so for him to vanish from the Great Stage and then appear that quickly at the rear of the Hall, not even out of breath...there's only two solutions...he's been cloned...or it's magic.

(By the way, Ed Alonzo put together the illusion.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BraXq07 ... ture=share
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Re: NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

Postby P.T. Murphy » June 10th, 2013, 10:10 am

WOW! This brought a tear to my eye. Everything I love about live theater. (Albeit broadcast on TV.) It was fun, funny and heartfelt. Just what we all need. Well done.
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Re: NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

Postby M.Lee » June 10th, 2013, 10:48 am

WOW !!!!!!!! To say NPH was Haulin Ass is an Understatement . Very Very Tight , he kept every thing in check, Getaway , breathing ...The Guys Truly a Pro !
Great Job, if you read this , wonderful seeing you afterwards .

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Re: NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

Postby Don Hendrix » June 10th, 2013, 1:41 pm

NPH should host everything! The producers of the Oscars should watch the Tonys multiple times and learn something about doing an awards show on television.

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Re: NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

Postby CraigMitchell » June 11th, 2013, 4:55 pm

Congrats to NPH ! That opening was truly incredible ...

Would so love to see him do something like this at FISM ;-)

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Re: NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

Postby Doug Thornton » June 12th, 2013, 12:25 am

CBS took the video off YouTube, so here's the video from the CBS site : http://www.cbs.com/shows/tony_awards/vi ... ny-awards/
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Re: NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

Postby Doug Conn » June 13th, 2013, 9:26 am

Watching that clip (6-7 times) yesterday was the highlight of my day

Inspire that kid! indeed

We were that kid (chills)

I don't think a stronger piece of live stagecraft has been or will be equalled.

The magic was perfectly performed (lighting , deception, speed) Heh, my daughter got the feeling the entire line of guys vanished & reappeared! Awesome
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Re: NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

Postby Doug Conn » June 13th, 2013, 9:27 am

FYI: I watched it on YouTube
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Re: NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

Postby Steve Bryant » June 13th, 2013, 10:11 am

I loved it. Neil and the whole production were perfection. Loved Neil's pub singer opening, the lightning costume changes, jumping through that hoop, the dancing, the singing of those amazingly clever lyrics, and most of all Neil's smile at the end at the awed ovation. Thanks to an extended standing O, the show was running long after the first number!

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Re: NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

Postby CraigMitchell » June 14th, 2013, 2:41 am

Check out behind-the-scenes of that opening number from the directors control booth

http://youtu.be/iANaJgqq0N8

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Re: NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

Postby Rob UK » June 18th, 2013, 5:06 am

An incredible performance, NPH is really at the top of his game at the moment

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Re: NPH Did Us Proud at the Tonys

Postby Bill Mullins » July 2nd, 2013, 10:50 pm

CraigMitchell wrote:Check out behind-the-scenes of that opening number from the directors control booth

http://youtu.be/iANaJgqq0N8



Someone has combined the two videos:

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