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2018 Tony Preview: Where Broadway Says Avada Kedavra To New Musicals


This week, Joey and Clarence venture down ol’ Broadway to give a Spring preview and a quick look at the 2018 Tony Awards.

This week at the Water Cooler, we’re venturing into an area of pop culture on which we rarely focus – the theater. First up, we preview the upcoming late Winter/early Spring Broadway season. It’s an odd year for theater where the biggest titles aren’t your traditional musical fare. Instead, plays are bringing the biggest heat as we glide into the end of the 2018 Tony eligibility window. With that, what are the 2018 Tony front runners this far out? We make some ridiculously early predictions in both play and musical categories. Because a) we’re a pop culture podcast and b) the Tonys will be on TV. So there.

But first, TV Tidbits kicks off on a sad note as we talk about the career of character actor Reg E. Cathey, who passed this week at the age of 59. Then, Disney announced that the creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones – David Benioff and DB Weiss – would take the reigns on another stand-alone Star Wars series. Is this is good move, and does it have added, perhaps unspoken, added benefits? Finally, as we head into the last few months of the Emmy eligibility window, we ask “Where are all the great Limited Series?”

We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.

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4:28 – TV Tidbits
35:53 – Broadway’s Spring and a 2018 Tony Preview
1:09:33 – Flash Forward