On Sunday, the Tony Awards will return to Radio City Music Hall for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.
Broadway is one of the best theaters in New York City. Their annual event, called Broadway on Broadway, celebrates the best theater on their block.
West Side Story star and Oscar winner Ariana DeBose is the host of the new show that airs this week. She spoke to CNN earlier this week about what we will see on the show.
“I’m going to do what everyone thinks I’m going to do,” she said laughing, “which is sing dance and try to act and make it an extravaganza.” “And maybe I’ll surprise some folks too, who knows it’s live from coast to coast,” she continued. “That’s what makes it exciting. There’s nothing like live theater.”
A fan of theater, DeBose said she watched the Tony Awards last night to prepare for her role in this Sunday’s show.
DeBose said that he re-watched countless, countless Tony Award shows, but he is no James Corden or Neil Patrick Harris or Hugh Jackman. He is also no Whoopi Goldberg, but he has been inspired by all of them. He is excited about it because it’s a playground for him.
“A Strange Loop” leads among nominated musicals with eleven nominations, followed by “Paradise Square” with ten nominations and “MJ: The Musical” with ten nominations. “The Lehman Trilogy” leads among nominated plays with eight nominations. It follows the history of Lehman Brothers from its creation to its demise more than 160 years later and features some celebrity presenters including Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, and Jessi.
The Tony Awards pre-show will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Paramount + and will be hosted by Julianne Hough and Darren Criss. The awards show begins at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+