Tony Awards 2019: Dancing, singing and The Cher Show will be some of the focal points of Sunday’s 73rd Tony Awards. Airing on CBS, the New York-based show will be hosted by late night talk show star James Corden for the second time.
The Tonys will take place at the world-famous Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan and will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. For those who do not have cable but still want to enjoy the theatric events, there are some options.
“The Ferryman” leads in the top categories for plays scoring nominations for best play, best actor in a play and best actress in a play for stars Paddy Considine and Laura Donnelly. Jez Butterworth’s critically-acclaimed three-and-half-hour drama set in Northern Ireland in 1981 centers on a farmer who was previously a member of the Irish Republican Army.
Meanwhile “Hadestown” and “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations,” earned the most nominations in the biggest musical categories including best musical, best actor for Derrick Baskin’s role in “Ain’t Too Proud” and best actress for Eva Noblezada’s turn in “Hadestown.” “Hadestown” is the musical adaptation of a 2010 folk opera concept album by the same name. The stage adaptation intertwines two of Greek mythology’s most famous tales.
Overall, “Hadestown” earned 14 nominations – the most of any production this year – followed by The Temptations bio musical “Ain’t Too Proud” with 12 nods, “Tootsie” with 11 and “The Ferryman” with nine.
Of the 34 shows eligible for Tonys this season, 21 are plays and just 13 are musicals despite concern in the industry that blockbuster musicals are taking over Broadway.
Full list of 2019 Tony Awards nominees
Here is the full list of 2019 nominees across all 26 categories. The Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, will be broadcast live from the Radio City Music Hall on CBS, on Sunday, June 9, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay).