On The Town finishes up this weekend after a commercially disappointing but artistically triumphant run. There's no accounting for the general public's lack of interest in this entertaining classic Broadway show. They'll pay a fortune for some shows, but some great ones just fall through the cracks.
I was fortunate to see the show last week with Misty Copeland, the prima ballerina from the American Ballet Theater. She was terrific in an important supporting role, displaying a breathtaking athletic artistry in her role. The entire cast was magnificent as they blended musical comedy with intense and acrobatic dancing. Interest in her caused a huge bump in the weekly grosses, but it was too late for On The Town.
I haven't seen all the nominees, but it's hard to believe that Tony Yazbeck did not win the Tony for his triple threat bravura performance. Acting, singing and dancing (and I mean DANCING) to rival anyone, he was just superlative. Hopefully, after a well deserved rest, he and his castmates will be back on Broadway soon.