New York Today: New York Today: 5 Factors to Watch the Tonys
Excellent morning on this radiant Friday.
California has the Oscars, Golden Globes and Emmys.
But New York has the Tonys.
The awards are truly our city&rsquos personal, beginning as a dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in 1947 and continuing, in the decades that followed, at the Plaza, the Astor, the Rainbow Area and, at some point, Broadway theaters.
This year&rsquos show, on Sunday at Radio City Music Hall, will be various than recent years&rsquo productions.
The New York Times theater reporter Michael Paulson gave us 5 factors to tune in.
1. You, also, can see a winner.
The final two massive winners at the Tony Awards, &ldquoHamilton&rdquo and &ldquoDear Evan Hansen,&rdquo have been already very hard tickets even prior to they were named very best new musical in 2016 and 2017, Mr. Paulson said.
&ldquoBut if you want to see this year&rsquos probably winner, &lsquoThe Band&rsquos Pay a visit to,&rsquo you can,&rdquo he told us. &ldquoIt&rsquos selling properly, but not sold out, and it&rsquos also nevertheless feasible to get tickets for the other nominees in this category, which are &lsquoFrozen,&rsquo &lsquoMean Girls&rsquo and &lsquoSpongeBob SquarePants.&rsquo&rdquo
2. None of the nominees for best new musical are original.
All 4 contenders for ideal new musical were adapted from prior material: &ldquoThe Band&rsquos Go to,&rdquo &ldquoFrozen&rdquo and &ldquoMean Girls&rdquo all started as motion pictures, and &ldquoSpongeBob&rdquo as a television show.
3. There&rsquos a new category this year.
In 2014, the Tony Awards stopped recognizing sound designers, saying the category was also specialized. &ldquoBut there was an outcry,&rdquo Mr. Paulson said, &ldquoand this year the category is back, both for plays and musicals.&rdquo
[Read &mdash or listen! &mdash to our story on the sound design and style category.]
four. The Occasions will be represented.
Sara Krulwich, the longtime theater photographer for The New York Instances, was recognized earlier this week with a Tony honor for excellence in the theater &mdash the first journalist to be so honored.
five. This is the initial Tony Awards show because the #MeToo era.
&ldquoWhat a distinction a year makes,&rdquo Mr. Paulson said. &ldquoLast year, the Tonys had been hosted by Kevin Spacey, who months later saw his profession implode more than accusations of sexual misconduct. This year&rsquos ceremony is the initial of the #MeToo era, and it will be interesting to see how the problem is reflected on the red carpet and inside Radio City Music Hall.&rdquo
You can tune in Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS. Necessary reading just before then: The 2018 Tony nominations and Mr. Paulson&rsquos predictions.
Right here&rsquos what else is happening:
Your weekend sandwich: two slices of sunshine, with rain in the middle.
We&rsquod get in touch with that decent, but not delicious.
In the News
&bull The New Jersey Legislature voted to legalize sports betting, producing a new source of revenue for the state. [New York Times]
&bull Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan, has registered to vote as a Democrat &mdash a required step that might hint toward joining the race for lawyer general. [New York Instances]
&bull You&rsquove been spelling the Verrazano Bridge&rsquos name incorrect all these years. A bill just passed to address that. [New York Instances]
&bull The lawsuit over these costumes is, nicely, just bananas. [New York Occasions]
&bull City leaders have agreed to use city funds to supply reduced-fare MetroCards to low-income subway and bus riders. [New York Times]
&bull President Trump&rsquos team of lawyers asked a federal judge to preserve their objections beneath seal in connection with the investigation of Michael Cohen. [New York Times]
&bull In an indictment, a medical professional in Queens was accused of unlawfully prescribing opiates and charged in the deaths of three patients. [New York Instances]
&bull The city&rsquos medical examiner&rsquos office stated that the death of Kate Spade was a suicide. [New York Occasions]
&bull Philip George, an interior designer of some of Manhattan&rsquos most sophisticated restaurants, has died at 94. [New York Times]
&bull A councilman in Park Slope is proposing that motorists who break visitors laws have to be retrained in driving rules. [The Brooklyn Paper]
&bull Plans are in the functions for a Nutella Cafe in Manhattan. [am New York]
&bull Right now&rsquos Metropolitan Diary: &ldquoMetroCard Blues&rdquo
&bull For a international look at what&rsquos happening, see Your Morning Briefing.
Coming Up Right now
&bull The Astoria Park Carnival continues with rides, meals and games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in the parking lot at 19th Street and Hoyt Avenue North in Queens. [Totally free admission]
&bull &ldquoBrooklyn Americana Music Festival: Unplugged,&rdquo an outdoor acoustic music series in June, at the Pier three granite terrace along the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park. six p.m. [Free of charge]
&bull A month-to-month fireside gathering &mdash with stories, meals, stargazing and dancing &mdash in the Abrons Arts Center amphitheater on the Decrease East Side. 7 p.m. [Cost-free]
&bull New York Philharmonic&rsquos final concert of the season, &ldquoForeign Bodies,&rdquo with music, video art and an soon after party, at Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side. 8 p.m. [Tickets begin at $35]
&bull Outdoor movie night: &ldquoMoana&rdquo and &ldquoFences&rdquo on Staten Island &ldquoCaptain Underpants&rdquo in Queens. eight p.m. [Totally free]
&bull Yankees vs. Mets, 7:ten p.m. (YES).
&bull Watch &ldquoThe New York Times Close Up,&rdquo featuring the lawyer Norman Siegel, former executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, and other guests. Friday at eight p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on CUNY-Tv.
&bull Alternate-side parking remains in effect until June 15.
&bull Weekend travel hassles: Check subway disruptions and a list of street closings.
&bull Shape Up NYC leads a Latin dance fitness class and a Zumba workout at Poe Park Visitor Center in the Bronx. 9 and 10 a.m. [Cost-free]
&bull Westside Eats, a meals festival supplying bites from Hell&rsquos Kitchen eateries, by Pier 86 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., by means of Sunday. [Totally free admission]
&bull Celebrate Brooklyn Pride Day with a street fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. loved ones festival from noon to 4 p.m. and twilight parade at 7:30 p.m., around Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. [Free of charge]
&bull Kids can understand about the American Civil War in the course of Civil War Weekend at the New-York Historical Society on the Upper West Side. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., by means of Sunday. [Prices differ]
&bull Shakespeare in the Park presents &ldquoOthello&rdquo at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. eight p.m. [Free, tickets here]
&bull New York City F.C. hosts Atlanta United F.C., 12:30 p.m. (YES). New York Red Bulls at Columbus Crew F.C., five p.m. (ESPN). Yankees vs. Mets, 7:15 p.m. (FOX).
&bull &ldquoUmami: A Yummy Tour of Little Tokyo,&rdquo an East Village stroll led by the culinary historian Sarah Lohman, leaving from the Keith Haring sculpture at 101 Astor Location. Instances differ. [$35]
&bull The New York Brass Festival draws ten funky bands to the McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea. two p.m. to midnight. [Ticket prices vary]
&bull TriviaNYC hosts a Tony Awards watch party and trivia competition at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. eight p.m. [$5]
&bull Culture Hub, a pop-up arts center offering household-friendly music, art, theater, meals and entertainment, continues at Inwood Art Performs in northern Manhattan. Occasions and rates vary.
&bull Liberty host Fever, 3 p.m. Yankees vs. Mets, 8:08 p.m. (ESPN).
&bull For more events, see The New York Instances&rsquos Arts & Entertainment guide.
Theater ticket rates may well not be as steep as in past years, but they are nonetheless far from inexpensive. Thankfully, there are numerous methods to hear songs or see acts from leading Broadway shows for totally free this summer time.
Broadway in the Boros, a plan run by the Mayor&rsquos Workplace of Media and Entertainment, brings music from &ldquoA Bronx Tale&rdquo and &ldquoCome From Away&rdquo to Brooklyn on June 15 &ldquoOnce on This Island&rdquo and &ldquoBeautiful: The Carole King Musical&rdquo to Queens on June 29 &ldquoThe Band&rsquos Check out&rdquo and &ldquoWicked&rdquo to Staten Island on July 13 and &ldquoSpongeBob SquarePants&rdquo and &ldquoKinky Boots&rdquo to the Bronx on July 27.
And for those in Manhattan, Broadway in Bryant Park will take spot in Midtown from July 12 to Aug. 16 &mdash the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.
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Published at Fri, 08 Jun 2018 10:00:04 +0000