Sunday, June 07, 2009

Tony Time 2009

Tony Time 2009

This evening marks the American Theatre Wing's 63rd Annual Tony Awards hosted by Broadway alum Neil Patrick Harris.

Click here for my predictions for who will win the Tonys. Also, check out my live tweets throughout the evening on the right hand side of SOB.

The Tonys are the highest honors bestowed annually upon Broadway plays and musicals. Named for theatre legend Antoinette Perry, the first Tony Awards were held in 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom with 11 awards presented in only 7 categories, along with 8 special awards.

This year, the Tony Award winners will be honored at Radio City Music Hall, where awards will be announced in a 27 categories.

Additionally, special awards will honor Jerry Herman (Lifetime Achievement in Theatre), Signature Theatre of Arlington, Virginia (Regional Theatre Tony Award) , Phyllis Newman (the new Isabelle Stevenson Award saluting Newman's charitable activities) and Shirley Herz (Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre).

Unlike last year when I actually was in Radio City's audience, I'll be viewing tonight's ceremonies from the comfort of my own living room. Look for my full wrap-up later.

In the meantime, whether you're in Radio City Music Hall, in Times Square or watching on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. EDT tonight, here's hoping you enjoy this year's event.

Here's to all the nominees!

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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