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re: Extra, extra, don't look at the headline
Posted by: Chazwaza 01:07 pm EDT 07/14/17
In reply to: re: Extra, extra, don't look at the headline - Singapore/Fling 11:40 am EDT 07/14/17

Wait a minute... until the inexplicably popular Come From Away opened, I think many thought Great Comet had a chance to beat DEH. The two are very very different musicals and Great Comet is a very very well reviewed show that has built momentum for years, has a magnificent Broadway transfer and a big star bringing new attention to it.

Stupid as I may have been, I still thought there was a *chance* at an upset even after Come From Away opened.

I do remember distinctly that no one thought Passing Strange, a tiny show that is brilliant but almost a one-man show with a few characters played by other people, had a chance in hell of taking Best Musical. Best score perhaps, best book maybe, but not Best Musical. I really don't think it was more likely that PS could win its year than GC could win this year.
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