Broadway’s greatest evening is ready to mild up NYC’s Radio Metropolis Music Corridor on Sunday.
The Tony Awards, which have been final held within the fall on the Winter Backyard Theatre and broadcast in a two-part ceremony, will formally return to their normal summer time date.
After a season of a number of cancellations and COVID-19 outbreaks, the Broadway League introduced in March that the award present was capable of go on with enterprise as normal — with just a few security precautions in place to maintain friends, nominees and performers protected.
So silence your cellphones, and browse all the pieces you must learn about this 12 months’s Tony Awards right here.
When and the place will the present happen?
The seventy fifth Tony Awards are set to take the stage at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor in Midtown on June 12.
Similar to final 12 months, the present might be broadcast in two components, with a pre-show beginning at 7 p.m. ET and the precise awards ceremony that can air on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
Previous to the precise awards ceremony, there might be an hourlong occasion referred to as “The Tony Awards: Act One” that can function particular performers in addition to a number of honorary awards, streaming solely on Paramount+.
As for a crimson carpet, there are just a few choices to see the entire glam. NY1 might be reside on the crimson carpet starting at 6 p.m. EST (verify your native itemizing for channel) whereas BroadwayWorld will begin red carpet coverage at 4:30 p.m. EST.
What channel or streaming platform is the present on?
The three-hour ceremony will air reside on CBS and stream on Paramount+ for subscribers solely starting at 8 p.m. Playbill reported this 12 months’s ceremony is the primary in Tony Awards historical past to be out there reside nationwide.
Are there COVID-19 security protocols for attendees?
Nominees and superstar friends who’re sitting within the orchestra part might be required to submit a destructive COVID-19 PCR check outcome earlier than they’re allowed both onstage or to carry out and have the choice to put on a masks whereas seated, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“As a good portion of the orchestra are Tony Award nominees and both going to be on stage and/or performing, it felt essential to do the identical for all of these within the orchestra,” a press release from the Tony Award producers reads.
“Necessities to be on stage embrace the PCR testing and verification.”
Viewers members who’re within the mezzanine might be required to put on masks however won’t be required to submit a destructive COVID-19 check outcome.
The testing requirement clashes with the present guidelines of the Broadway League that state masks have to be worn always whereas within the theater by means of June 30, 2022, despite the fact that patrons now not have to indicate proof of vaccination.
Who’s internet hosting the present?
Academy Award winner and Tony nominee Ariana DeBose was chosen to host the seventy fifth Tonys. She was nominated for enjoying the title character within the 2018’s “Summer time: The Donna Summer time Musical.”
Darren Criss and Emmy-winner Julianne Hough will host the pre-award present “The Tony Awards: Act One.”
Who’s nominated this 12 months?
The nominations for the 2022 Tony Awards have been introduced on Might 9, by “Waitress” alum Joshua Henry and “Tina” star Adrienne Warren. You’ll be able to take a look at the complete record of nominations from the 2021 to 2022 Broadway season right here.
This season, Broadway has seen a number of modifications to the Tony Awards eligibility guidelines because of a number of reveals being postponed or canceled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This 12 months noticed six Greatest Musical nominations, that are “Woman From the North Nation,” ” A Unusual Loop,” “Six: The Musical,” “MJ: The Musical,” “Paradise Sq.” and Billy Crystal’s “Mr. Saturday Night time.”
Along with these musical nominations, this season noticed the revival of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man,” starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, in addition to Stephen Sondheim’s “Firm,” with Patti LuPone and Katrina Lenk.
It was introduced in Might that five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury will receive the 2022 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement within the Theater.
A star-studded record of presenters introduced by the Tony Award producers consists of Andrew Garfield, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Nathan Lane and each Paris and Prince Jackson.
The complete record consists of icons from each stage and display screen similar to Bowen Yang, Skylar Astin, Danny Burstein, RuPaul, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Sarah Paulson, Sarah Silverman, Bernadette Peters and several other different stars.
It’s best to anticipate to see performances from nominees “The Music Man,” “Woman From the North Nation,” “A Unusual Loop,” “Six,” “Firm,” “MJ: The Musical,” “Paradise Sq.” and “Mr. Saturday Night time.” The unique forged members of the Greatest Musical Tony winner “Spring Awakening” (2007) may even carry out together with the New York Metropolis Homosexual Males’s Refrain.
Officers for the Tony Awards introduced a number of Broadway legends together with Phillipa Soo, Cynthia Erivo, Bebe Neuwirth, Kelli O’Hara, Chita Rivera and several other others will carry out through the reside broadcast of the Tonys and the pre-show.
Billy Porter and Bernadette Peters, each earlier Tony winners, may even carry out through the telecast.