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Tony Awards 2021

TV Ratings: CBS’ ‘Broadway’s Back’ Tony Awards Special Struggles

The bulk of the Tony Awards on Sunday ran on Paramount+. The few awards presented on CBS, as part of a special called Broadway’s Back, didn’t draw much of an audience. The two-hour…

Tonys Analysis: A Ceremony Better Late Than Never, But Still Too Late

What to say about the 74th Tony Awards, the ceremony held on Sunday night — Sept. 26, 2021 — in recognition of Broadway achievements during the 2019-2020 season prior to its interruption…

Tonys: 12-Time Nominee ‘Slave Play’ Shut Out in Surprise

Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play made history when the nominations for the 2021 Tony Awards, celebrating the shortened 2019-2020 Broadway season, were announced almost a year ago. With 12 nods, it…

Bernadette Peters, Leslie Odom Jr. Spotlight COVID Impact During Tonys

Throughout the streamed 74th Tony Awards and its televised counterpart Broadway’s Back!, Leslie Odom Jr., Audra McDonald and more celebrated and reflected on the New York theater industry’s…

Tonys: Audra McDonald, ‘The Inheritance’s’ Matthew Lopez, More Winners Push for Increased Broadway Inclusivity

The 2021 Tony Awards was peppered with calls for increased diversity as Broadway’s big night returned to New York as stage shows are resuming after being shut down for more than 18 months due to…

Special Tony Winners ‘American Utopia,’ Broadway Advocacy Coalition Celebrate Broadway Diversity, Pandemic Evolution

This year’s special Tony Award winners celebrated Broadway’s comeback and changes due to COVID, as well as its new commitment to diversity on stage and off during the 74th Tony Awards held…

Lauren Patten Thanks Trans and Nonbinary ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Colleagues While Accepting Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Lauren Patten called attention to the conversations around Jagged Little Pill‘s gender non-conforming representation, thanking her nonbinary and trans colleagues while accepting the award for…