Stupid Tuesday Questions, Antoinette Perry edition

The Tony Awards were this past Sunday.  I watch them every year, for a variety of reasons — I attended the ceremony once, I used to date a guy who later won one, I loved good theater when I lived in New York, and I’m addicted to awards shows.  However, I’ve long suspected that this particular awards show draws a very limited audience.  (Plus, this year I believe there was some sporting event or another going on.)  So, because I’m curious:

1)  Were you aware that the Tony Awards were coming up?  If yes, proceed to question 2.

2)  Did you care?  If yes, proceed to question 3.

3)  Did you watch the telecast?  If yes, proceed to question 4.

4)  Are you heterosexual?  If yes, proceed to question 5.

5)  Are you sure?  If yes, proceed to question 6.

6)  Are you employed by any of the 40 theaters that count as “Broadway” theaters?  If no, proceed to question 7.

7)  Are you a close friend or family member of any of the nominees?

If your answers are yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, no, and no, why did you watch the show?  (I’m genuinely curious.)

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  1. I did not watch but I checked to see who won what because I wanted to know if Matt and Trey cleaned up for The Book of Mormon (which is the first play, in my life, that I’ve actually looked on the web to see how much it’d cost to go out to NYC for a weekend to catch dinner and a show (too much)).

    So… I’m not exactly the someone who would answer your question but the answer, if I was one, would be “South Park”.

  2. My answer to #1 was “yes,” if you meant, was I aware of such a thing called the Tony awards and that, being an periodic event, the awards are always “coming up sooner or later,” in the sense that Christmas is always coming up beginning December 26 onward. However, I would be hard pressed to know when they are/were or who the principals are/were.

    Alas, I did not watch the show.

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