Sunday, June 7, 2009


The Tony Awards will be presented tonight (Sunday, June 7, 2009) and will be telecast on CBS. And even though it's all about a totally different universe - that of the theatre world - Toobworld Central still wants to keep its hand in. (A hand with a bent pinkie, 'Invaders'-style, that is!) The first Tony Awards were presented on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1947 at a black-tie optional dinner in the Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom. Among the big winners at that first presentation was director Elia Kazan, for his guidance of the production "All My Sons".

The controversial director (having named names at the HUAC hearings) has been portrayed by several actors over the years in TV bio-pics about James Dean and Natalie Wood. But the most prominent actor to assay the role of Elia Kazan was Enrico Colantoni in the 2001 TV movie "James Dean" (which starred James Franco as the doomed actor). BCnU!
(And good luck to all the nominees tonight!)

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