June 9, 2009

The 11 O'clock Number

A belated Tony post....Neil Patrick Harris wrapped up the awards show with a great musical riff on Sondheim's "Tonight". I thought he was a great host. And an excellent singer too! Lyrics were courtesy of the team who brought you HAIRSPRAY,Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. As a piece on the TIMES ArtsBeat blog explained, they wrote many variations of the song before the show that would account for many different outcomes. A brilliant idea and maybe one we'll see at next years Oscars, except there it would have to be The Midnight Number.