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Presenting The 75th Annual Tony Awards Winners

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The time is now my friends and it’s truly Broadway’s Biggest Night as the 75th Annual Tony Awards winners were recently given their trophies for excellence in theatre. I don’t think I have to state the obvious but this pandemic was a hard hit to the world of Broadway shows. Live theatre was put on hold back in March of 2020 and wouldn’t return until September of 2021 which is about 18 months dark. Let’s remember that this is more than the shows and the actors playing all the roles. It’s the musicians, its the stagehards and the assorted front of house staff and all those behind the scenes. The pandemic created COVID safety teams which I even participated in once the re-opening happened and when that return was in play, it was a wonderful thing to behold. So I casually watched the broadcast to catch the announcements and will be watching in full tomorrow since its a slower day for me. The main host of the show was Ariana DeBose and here now are your winners for the 75th Annual Tony Awards.

** The Design Categories **

Best Scenic Design Of A Play:
Beowulf Boritt, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
Michael Carnahan and Nicholas Hussong, Skeleton Crew
WINNER – Es Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy
Anna Fleischle, Hangmen
Scott Pask, American Buffalo
Adam Rigg, The Skin of Our Teeth

Best Scenic Design Of A Musical:
Beowulf Boritt and 59 Productions, Flying Over Sunset
WINNER – Bunny Christie, Company
Arnulfo Maldonado, A Strange Loop
Derek McLane and Peter Nigrini, MJ
Allen Moyer, Paradise Square
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Now Streaming: “Soul” on Disney+ (12/25/2020)

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Merry Christmas my dear readers if this is a holiday that you are celebrating along with us. I’m returning to the topic of the brand-new Disney Pixar release “Soul” which opens today and if you missed our trailer post from a few weeks ago just click HERE to be on point with that. As noted in the close of that post, we helped share the news that instead of hitting the theaters this was going to the Disney+ streaming service for all to see provided they are subscribers. There isn’t a premium cost like they did with “Mulan”. Let’s review the premise and voice casting below shall we.

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The Premise:
Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher, has long dreamed of performing jazz music onstage, and finally gets a chance after impressing other jazz musicians during an opening act at the Half Note Club. However, an untimely accident causes Gardner’s soul to be separated from his body and begin to proceed to the Great Beyond, and Gardner escapes to the Great Before, a world where souls develop personalities, quirks, and traits before being sent off to Earth. There, Gardner must work with souls in training at the Great Before, such as 22, a soul with a dim view on the concept of life, in order to return to Earth before his body dies and also avoid a soul-counter named Terry, who goes to earth to find Joe and bring him back to the afterlife to meet her quota.
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Now Streaming: “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” on Netflix (11/13/2020)

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It was just a little over a month ago when I last discussed the Netflix Original film “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” with the Official Trailer post (click the text to see that) and this charming, holiday-themed film is available for streaming on the Netflix service right now. You can review the films poster, premise and casting down below and of course my editorial notions will close up the whole narrative.

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The Premise:
An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever. (c/o IMDB)
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Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” Official Trailer 2

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It was a different world when we first touched upon the upcoming Disney Pixar release “Soul” and shared with the readership the first trailer (seen HERE in the event you missed it). Thanks to the continued issues surrounding this dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic, the film will no longer be premiering in theaters and will instead go directly to the Disney+ streaming service. The second trailer was recently unveiled and let’s take a look at that down below along with the background and the voice casting.

The Premise:
Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher, has long dreamed of performing jazz music onstage, and finally gets a chance after impressing other jazz musicians during an opening act at the Half Note Club. However, an untimely accident causes Gardner’s soul to be separated from his body and begin to proceed to the Great Beyond, and Gardner escapes to the Great Before, a world where souls develop personalities, quirks, and traits before being sent off to Earth. There, Gardner must work with souls in training at the Great Before, such as 22, a soul with a dim view on the concept of life, in order to return to Earth before his body dies and also avoid a soul-counter named Terry, who goes to earth to find Joe and bring him back to the afterlife to meet her quota.
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Netflix Presents: “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” Official Trailer

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By now you’ve probably noticed that the major streaming services seem to be pulling out all the stops when it comes to delivering some quality entertainment, and Netflix has been on point with a lot of the broader-based family friendly features as we recently saw with the “Over The Moon” feature trailer. Now the service gets us closer to the holiday spirit with the trailer for the upcoming film “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey”. Let’s take a look down below and then give some attention to the premise, casting and Official Poster. Enjoy.

The Premise:
An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever. (c/o IMDB)
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