What do you think of the 2019-2020 Tony Awards?
The broadcast is set for Sept. 26, 2021 on CBS and streaming in Paramount+
After over a year of a complete Broadway shutdown, it seems like things are slowly opening back up and a sense of normalcy isn't too far off. We know that Broadway shows have the green light to reopen and that many have already announced Fall reopening dates, but now we know when we're getting the long-awaited Tony Awards that we missed due to the pandemic!
Make sure to tune into the broadcast on CBS or Paramount+!
Nominations for the Tony's came out a while back, with JAGGED LITTLE PILL, MOULIN ROUGE and SLAVE PLAY leading the pack. Due to the pandemic, there are only three nominees for Best Musical and one nominee for Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Aaron Tveit for MOULIN ROUGE).
Some people feel like the Tony Awards should include more shows, such as shows opening this season, to create a larger pool of nominees. A shortened Broadway season meant less chances for new work to be seen and nominated within that year. The 2021 season is gearing up to be a big one, with new Broadway musicals and plays being announced now that the theatre industry is opening back up.
Regardless of what wins and what loses, having the Tony Awards happen feels like a step in the right direction of achieving normalcy again. Jack Susan, CBS' executive VP of mixed media said:
“With the combined power of CBS and Paramount+, the show will honor this year’s Tony Award nominees and winners in a new format unlike any other, and celebrate the iconic music, memorable performances and unique personalities that make Broadway so special." (Sussman, BroadwayNews)
Are you going to be watching the Tony's this year? Who are you rooting for?