The upcoming 74th Annual Tony Awards will air on 10 Peach on Monday, 27 September AEST.
Theatre lovers and musical fans will be able to watch the four-hour special with red carpet looks and awards ceremony from 9:00 AM AEST in a special streaming service. In a return to free-to-air, the ceremony will be broadcast in Australia on 10 Peach, as part of Channel 10, with special event performances beginning at 11:00 AM AEST and later available for catch up on 10 Play On Demand.
The Tony Awards are given out every year to recognise outstanding performances in American theatre. The annual awards, named after actress-producer Antoinette Perry, were founded in 1947 by the American Theatre Wing to reward excellence in Broadway plays and musicals.
Held at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City on Sunday, September 26, the live presentation will be hosted by Tony, Grammy® and Emmy® Award-winning singer and actor Audra McDonald. Tony and Grammy® Award-winning and two-time Academy Award-nominated singer and actor, Leslie Odom, Jr. will also host “The Tony Awards® Present Broadway’s Back!,” a live concert event celebrating the return of Broadway.
Of the nominees, ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ will be competing for 14 awards including Best Musical at the event. This is the first Australian-produced musical to originate on Broadway. ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ will have its Australian premiere this year at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, with global productions set to open in London’s West End in November and Tokyo in 2023.
Also up for Best Musical include ‘Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’ and ‘Jagged Little Pill’.
In terms of plays, among the nominees for Bes Play include Bess Wohl’s ‘Grand Horizons’, Matthew Lopez’s ‘The Inheritance, Simon Stephens & Nick Payne’s ‘Sea Wall/A Life’, Jeremy O. Harris’ ‘Slave Play’, and Adam Rapp’s ‘The Sound Outside’.
Best Revival of a Play sees ‘Betrayal’, Terrence McNally’s ‘Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune’ and Charles Fuller’s ‘A Soldier’s Play’ receive nominations.
Best Original Score Written for the Theatre (Music and/or Lyrics) nominations includes Christopher Nightingale’s ‘A Christmas Carol’, Paul Englishby’s ‘The Inheritance’, Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb’s ‘The Rose Tattoo’, Lindsay Jones’ ‘Slave Play’ and Daniel Kluger’s ‘The Sound Outside’.
A full list of all nominations is available via the Tony Awards official website.
The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and will celebrate the return to live theatre and commemorate the Tony Awards® for the 2019–2020 Broadway season.
Australian audiences will be able to view the events via 10 Peach on Monday, 27 September AEST from 9:00 AM AEST.
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