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12:31, 08 June 2018

New York These days: New York These days: five Motives to Watch the Tonys


New York Today: New York Today: 5 Factors to Watch the Tonys

New York These days

New York These days: five Factors to Watch the Tonys

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The Tonys are back this Sunday.CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Instances

By Alexandra S. Levine

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.

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Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, N.J., will soon take bets on sporting events.CreditSeth Wenig/Associated Press
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These beneath the federal poverty line would get MetroCards for half the price tag.CreditChad Rhym for The New York Times

And Finally&hellip

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Broadway comes to the Bronx.CreditJenny Anderson/WireImage

Published at Fri, 08 Jun 2018 10:00:04 +0000


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