For like 25 years, the only Broadway show I’d ever seen was C.A.T.S. — which I went to on a sixth grade field trip.
But since I moved to New York back in 2010, I’ve actually gotten really into theater…when I can afford tickets or go for free, obviously. In just the last couple months, I’ve seen Aladdin, A Bronx Tale, Frozen, and Hamilton, so yeah, I’m on a bit of kick.
Which made it really cool to cover the Tony Awards for The Hollywood Reporter. From Robert De Niro F-bombs to Mean Girls making the kind of history no show wants, here’s everything you need to know from the biggest night on Broadway.
If anybody’s got the Springsteen on Broadwayhookup, there’s a comments section right under this k thanks.
She was an original cast member of Hamilton. She’s performed in Wicked, Matilda, Memphis and so many more shows. Not to mention guest spots on Louie and Broad City. Actress, performer, and fellow pro wrestling nerd Betsy Struxness tells me all about life on the Great White Way.
What’s Lin-Manuel Miranda’s personal nickname for her? How was it meeting Barack Obama – twice? When does a performer know it’s time to leave a show for good? Betsy answers all!