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Countdown to the Tony’s: The Final Rehersal

Countdown to the Tony’s: The Final Rehersal
Tony Awards

The amazing set

This morning The Tony’s took to the street to celebrate the 70th annual award show. Final dress rehearsal took place this morning at around 9:45. Here is a play by play with BEWARE spoiler alerts.

The theatre at night

The theatre at night

The opening number is a standout and worth tuning in for as things got off an running.

Jake Gyllenhaal is first up to present Best Featured Actress in a Play.

Kicking things into musical mode Sir Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber introduces the first musical number with the cast of School of Rock! and “Your In The Band.”

Street performances will be inter-spliced throughout the night with surprise performances to celebrate Broadway’s past hits.

Featured Actress in a Musical is presented.

Shuffle Along wows as they Get “Wild About Harry.”

Best Lighting Design of a Play is awarded to light up the stage.

A video package celebrates this seasons plays.

Patina Miller and Daniel Dae Kim present Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

Carol King presents Best Score! How appropriate.

The theatre gets romantic with a performance by She Loves Me.

A street performance leads to the arrivals of Oprah, James Earl Jones, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Best Lighting Design of a Musical is awarded.

A sad good by to those shot in Orlando.

A street performance blends into Lucy Liu and Jesse Tyler Ferguson presenting best Direction of a Play and Musical.

Josh Groan soon to be on Broadway in Natasha Pierre and The Great Comet introduces a traditional Fiddler on the Roof.

Next award Best Orchestrations.

Jonathan Groff and Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s pair up to sing “A Whole New World”!

Andrew Rannells and Saoirse Ronan  present Best Featured Actor in a Play.

Carmen Cusack brings Bright Star to life.

Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Cron present Best Book of a musical.

Glenn Close is back to the Tony’s.


Doreen Montalvo, Oprah

Doreen Montalvo

Oprah introduces The Color Purple and Cynthia Erivo knocks it out of the house.

James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury who will be back to Broadway next year, will talk about the  American Theatre Wing and the importance of the work that they do.

Nathan Lane presents Best Leading Actress in a Play

Emilio Esteban

Emilio Esteban

On Your Feet

On Your Feet

On Your Feet

Lin Manuel Miranda, and the On Your Feet kids

Lin Manuel Miranda, and the On Your Feet kids

Get ready to Conga as 19 time Grammy Winner Emilio Estefan introduces On Your Feet. Gloria Estefan leads the exuberant cast.

Cate Blanchett, who is also returning to Broadway later this year presents Leading Actor in a Play,

Marlee Matlin introduces Deaf West’s road to the Tony performance of Spring Awakening. They make there entrance from the street sining from another musical.

Aaron Tveit sings ‘Defying Gravity.’ Will this make it onto the show?

Diane Lane who is also returning to Broadway later this year, presents Best Revival of a Play.

Blair Underwood talks about Carnegie Mellon’s Theatre in Education Award.

On Your Feet meets Hamiton

On Your Feet meets Hamilton

Lin Manuel Miranda, Doreen Montalvo,

Lin Manuel Miranda, Doreen Montalvo,

Getting political President and First Lady are there to  speak about Hamilton, as Rapper, Common gets all Hamilton.

Nikki M. James and Christian Borle talk about the Broadway League and the theatre season.

The beloved Paper Mill Playhouse gets an award.

Claire Daines presents Best Play.

Christopher Fitzgerald

Christopher Fitzgerald

Keri Russell will present the number from Waitress as Jessie Mueller gets beloved recognition from the audience.


Waitress cast

Throughout the show James Cordon lead the audience in a sing along this time it is ‘On My Own.’ How many of these will make it into the broadcast is anyones guess.

A game of past Tony winners leaves everyone hysterical.

Bebe Neuwirth’s  dazzle dazzles with ‘All That Jazz’ as Chicago’s celebrates it’s 20 year history.

Uzo Aduba and Sean Hayes present Best Revival of a Musical.

Chita Rivera introduces those we lost in the memoriam segment.

Lin Manuel Miranda, Zach Levi

Neil Patrick Harris presents Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

6-time Tony Winner Audra McDonald presents Best Leading Actress in a Musical. How perfect considering T2C thinks this will be Cynthia Erivo.

Who better to present the Best Musical award why Barbra Streisand.

Stay tuned for live Tony coverage.
















Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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