The 2019 Tony Awards can be seen live at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS– unless you live in the fourth measurement understood as the West Coast.
For theater fans here, CBS will continue its custom of delaying the broadcast to 8 p.m. Pacific. You can see and hear the winners three hours after you have actually seen and heard them on Twitter and YouTube.
The Tony Awards are likewise livestreaming on CBS All Access, however that too is complicated. Streaming is available only in “choose markets,” CBS states, so even customers of the service can not be guaranteed they can see the program live.
The Times will have staffers at the event and another crew covering the awards from our El Segundo head office, where we’ll be tuned into an East Coast live feed (grrr) of CBS. Up until then, if you require a quick rundown of the Broadway season and what you may see Sunday night, here’s the fast preparation:
” Hadestown” is tops in elections with 14, including one for creator Anaïs Mitchell, who invested 15 years revising her music. Many will be rooting for the director prize to go to Rachel Chavkin, who has interesting viewpoints on the question of why more ladies aren’t directing on Broadway. Other aspects of to learn about “Hadestown”: One of its lead manufacturers is from L.A., and among its chorus boys is rather popular among audience members with eyes.
For better or for even worse, the presence of Hollywood is strong this year, with ” Tootsie” and “Beetlejuice” contending for best musical, Aaron Sorkin’s adjustment of “To Kill a Mockingbird” likely to bring house some Tonys gold and Oscar-Emmy-Tony fave Laurie Metcalf up once again, this time for “Hillary & Clinton.” Even Kylo Ren is nominated.