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Posts Tagged ‘Tony Awards’

Bono Becomes the Voice of ‘Spider-Man’ Musical

Tonight is opening night for the troubled musical monstrosity “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” and the musical is pulling out the big guns to generate some positive mojo. Yes, Bono speaks and he’s been talking with The New York Times, was at the Tony Awards ceremony with The Edge (who also worked on the show), and the two stars, leads of arguably the biggest band in the world right now, turned up last night at the 92nd St Y to talk about the show. Not Madison Square Garden. The Y.

And what he’s saying is he loves it… now.

“The first time I loved ‘Spider-Man’ was two and a half weeks ago,” he told the Times.

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The Tonys Are Using Facebook to Reach Theater Enthusiasts

The Tony Awards have launched a Facebook campaign inviting theater fans to send in their own videos answering the question, “What does Broadway mean to you?” Fans can “like” their favorite videos, and some of the top selections will appear on the TonyAwards.com website.

You’ll remember that the Grammys and the Oscars both incorporated social media into their awards ceremonies as well. The Tonys will air on CBS on June 12.

The videos that have been entered so far are a little… boring. So here’s a clip from one of this year’s nominees, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.” There’s singing and a history lesson.