Liebeserklärung an das TheaterTony Awards 2012
Jim Parsons <3, actor, presenting the nominees for "Best Play":
"You've come to New York to see a Broadway-Play, ready to set forth on a theatrical adventure. You settle into your seat, listen to the anouncement to turn off your cellphone and to unwrap your hard candies and you are suddenly hypnotised by the communal hush as the house lights dim.Then there is a life changing moment: the stage lights go up and the actors lead you on a flight into a world of the playwright ....."
Jordan Roth <3, producer, accepting the Tony Award for "Best Play":
"There are those rare people who can look at the world and see things the rest of us don't see until they show us:
these are the writers.
There are the special few who can take that vision and turn it back into a world:
these are the directors, the designers.
There are fearless beings who can live in that world and show us who we are:
these are our actors.
There are dedicated people who know why that world matters so very much:
crew, theater stuff, producers, investors, managers, marketers.
And then there are the people who step forward and say: "Show me this world, open me, change me!":
these are audiences.
And when all of these people come together and say: "YES!" ....
there is theater!
... thank you to everyone who says yes!!!"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRY34p1T2Ishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BV2NBQzQ5A