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re: Revisiting 'Whorehouse' and 'Sweeney' at the Tonys & Drama Desks
Posted by: AlanScott 12:38 am EST 01/15/21
In reply to: re: Revisiting 'Whorehouse' and 'Sweeney' at the Tonys & Drama Desks - Michael_Portantiere 09:44 am EST 01/14/21

It's not an issue for me. If I wanted to explain why what is an issue for you here is not an issue for me, I would have discuss several subjects: accents in that production, the difficulty of even knowing what accents would be correct for something set in London during the 1830s-1840s when the production was set, misconceptions that I've come to believe are widely held about British accents as I've become more and more aware of misconceptions I've had, and one or two more subjects related to accents. I'd probably need to devote at least a few sentences to each of those topics. I often do long posts like that, as everyone who reads my posts knows, but I'm not feeling like doing one like that today.

Re Carlin Glynn's nomination in featured for what is clearly the show's leading role, it also has occasionally gone in the other direction at the Tonys, with people in what really are supporting roles nominated in lead. At least twice — coincidentally, in two successive seasons — people have won in lead for what are supporting roles. I'm thinking of George Rose's win for My Fair Lady, and Dorothy Loudon's win for Annie. Because of Loudon's brilliance, Miss Hannigan is now thought of as a leading role, but in terms of stage time and amount of material, it is clearly a supporting role.
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