Don't forget the awards that start before the awards:
Seven Tony Awards — deemed the "Creative Arts Tony Awards" — will be presented prior to the telecast on CBS-TV.
TonyAwards.com will offer a live webcast of those seven awards beginning at 7:15 PM ET. The CBS broadcast begins at 8 PM.
Although the seven categories have not been officially announced, they will likely include Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Musical and Best Orchestrations.
Yes, those nice little designers. How..."creative."
Just imagine what big Tony winners--like the mammoth "Coast of Utopia"--owe these folks. "Spectacle" is all that matters on Broadway any more, and this is how they thank those who provide it. Lack of time? Think about that while you're drinking your way through the American Theatre League infomercial or bad-joke repartee between the presenters.
Then again, as a subscriber on a backstage tour of her local regional theatre once said, "Oh, I thought the actors' brought their own costumes."