The 2023 Tony Awards: Live Updates: ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Wins Tony for Best Score as Preshow Begins

Uptown charm: This year’s Tony Awards will be held at United Palace, a former film palace in Washington Heights, one of Manhattan’s northernmost neighborhoods.credit…Joncarlo Valentine, New York Times

The televised portion of the Tony Awards ceremony will begin Sunday at 8:00 pm ET and will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+.

The three-hour show, which celebrates plays and musicals on Broadway, will feature more singing and less talking than usual due to the Writers Guild of America strike, which represents writers. His two organizations that award Tony Awards, broadway league and the American Theater Wingagreed to conduct an unscripted broadcast so that the union would not picket the ceremony.

This year’s ceremony, the 76th Annual Tony Awards, is unusual in another way. United Palacea former movie theater in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan.

Television broadcasts focus on entertainment, and the theater industry hopes to encourage viewers to buy tickets to Broadway shows.

Most of the awards will be presented at a pre-broadcast ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed on free streaming service Pluto TV.

Last year, awards were given for choreography, design, orchestration and music at the pre-broadcast ceremony, while awards were given for production, performance, directing and books for the broadcast portion. A similar structure is expected this year, but not necessarily identical.

This year’s nominees for Best Musical are “& Juliet,” “Kimberly Akimbo,” “New York, New York,” “Shucked,” and “Some Like It Hot.” Nominated for Best Picture are ‘Ain’t No Mo’, ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’, ‘Cost of Living’, ‘Fat Ham’ and ‘Leopoldstadt’.

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