Tony Awards 2020: The 74th Edition

On August 21, 2020, it was announced that the ceremony would take place in New York City, with further details to be announced at a later date. The 74th Annual Tony Awards 2020 will honor the best musical and non-musical plays of the year in the United States. Slave Play broke the all-time record for nominations for “Angels in America,” which is set as a non-musical play, with 12 nominations at the 2018 ceremony. Jagged Little Pill led all nominations with 15, and “Jagged Little Pill” led all nominations with 11. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place on August 20, 2019, in front of a crowd of more than 1,000 people, but was postponed indefinitely. 

On March 25, 2020, the Tony Awards and all related events were postponed indefinitely. Nominations were originally due to be announced on April 28, 2020, but due to scheduling conflicts with the Grammys, the awards ceremony was postponed until August 20, 2018. 

This Year’s Hot Favorites

Jagged Little Pill

The Jagged Little Pill received 15 nominations for the 74th Tony Awards, the most for any show at the ceremony, and was the second and most-nominated show of the year, behind “Hamilton.” The show opened on Broadway in November 2019 and opened on December 5, 2019. Directed by Diane Paulus, it premiered in New York City on October 27, 2018, with a limited run of three weeks. 

Moulin Rouge

The musical is based on the 2001 film “Moulin Rouge” and is a jukebox musical with a book by John Logan. 

The musical premiered at the New York Public Theater on November 5, 2017, with a limited run of three weeks and a West End play on Broadway from November 18-25. 

Tina

Tina is the second jukebox musical based on Tina Turner’s life and songs, following the 2012 British musical Soul Sister. Tina: The musical is a junkshop musical about the music of Tina Turner and tells the story of her life, from her birth to her death. The musical, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, premiered at the New York Public Theater on November 5, 2017, with a limited season of three weeks and one play in the West End from November 18 to 25, 2018, as part of a musical series based on the life of the late singer-songwriter, singer, actress, and actress Tina Parker. 

On August 21, 2020, it was announced that the ceremony would take place practically later in 2020. Several receptions were planned, including a reception in New York City on April 28, 2019, and a post-ceremony party in Los Angeles, California.

Will these shows contend for the Tony Awards next year?

Author: todor