For fans of the theater, one of their favorite nights of the year is the Tony Awards. Star power, creativity and magical performances are all on display for one night. The show itself, promotes positivity and encourages fans and young performers to strive for greatness and be themselves. The unapologetic drama combined with talent and passion always makes for a fun night.
Actor Kevin Spacey will host the night, but will be supported by many other stars of the stage and big screen. However, the Tony Awards are not just for presentations. Much like other award shows, there will live performances that are usually must-see.
Additionally, Broadway’s biggest night is hosted at one of the most popular venues in the country. Radio City Music Hall only adds to the aura surrounding the 2017 Tony Awards.
In a business that is always looking for the next best thing, we’ll see if Spacey can top the flamboyant James Corden. Last year’s host was a talking point from one of the most memorable nights in the history of the Tony Awards.
Your move Kevin Spacey.
The 2017 Tony Awards: Did You Know…
- First off, the world of theater is alive and well. In the past year, Broadway shows made $1.45 billion in sales. Fans will be tuned in to see who will bring home the awards after a record year.
- The stars will be shining bright Sunday night as well. Guest presenters include Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Taraji P. Henson, Olivia Wilde and Josh Gad. Actor Kevin Spacey is hosting for the night.
- Girl Power: This is only the 3rd time the Best Play category has had more than one play authored by a woman. It is the first time in fifteen years (2002), and the only other year it occurred was back in 1960.
- “Hello, Dolly!” is a current favorite among fans on Broadway. However, since cleaning up in 1964 with 10 Tony Awards, “Hello, Dolly!” has not won since despite numerous revivals. Can Bette Midler break the curse?
- The smash-hit “Hamilton” had one of the most successful nights in Tony Awards history. Some of the leading musicals that could have similar nights include: “Hello, Dolly!,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812.”