2011 Tony Awards Predictions

It's that time of year again. The Tony Awards are nearly upon the Broadway community, although this time they moved a bit uptown, to the Beacon Theatre. While the ceremony won't be in the grand Radio City Music Hall, the statuettes hold the same value. I've decided to weigh in with my picks for a majority of the categories. All in all, it has been a fantastic season on Broadway. Strong plays, great performances, and a few celebrities thrown into the mix, although star power meant nothing when it came to the Tony nominators... whew!

Nick Adams Lands Priscilla

As Nick Adams left the stage following a matinee performance of Broadway’s La Cage aux Folles last year, he headed to his dressing room and discovered a voicemail message from his agent. He looked at one of his co-stars and said that he knew exactly what the message said.

Peter Pan Crows Again With Disney Magic, Off-Broadway

Red hair. Green tights. Cap and feather. It's a getup every child could recognize and quickly pick out as belonging to Peter Pan, that mischievous youth that never seems to grow up. He might be an English character, penned by a Scottish writer, but Peter Pan embodies a timeless personality, one that has remained the focus of popular culture for more than a century.

The Future of Playbills Rests in the iPad

Should Playbill, or any Broadway publication, be able to move beyond the mantra of "If you build it they will come," and focus its energy on creating an interactive, visually appealing, and interesting to manipulate iPad publication, future theatergoers will have something to look forward to while attending a show. Not everything Broadway-related has to be targeted towards the blue-haired matinee ladies.