A presumption of the reddish carpet astatine the 74th yearly Tony Awards astatine Winter Garden Theatre successful New York connected Sept. 26, 2021. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES—The tv assemblage for Sunday’s Tony Awards for theatre slumped to a caller debased contempt a star-studded formed that promoted Broadway’s instrumentality aft an 18-month shutdown owed to the coronavirus pandemic.
Broadcaster CBS said connected Monday that conscionable 2.6 cardinal Americans tuned successful for the two-hour special, which did treble work arsenic an awards ceremonial and a commercialized for the instrumentality of unrecorded theater.
In 2019, the past clip the Tony Awards were held, immoderate 5.5 cardinal radical watched the ceremonial connected television, which was the archetypal clip the amusement marking the champion of theatre fell beneath 6 million.
Sunday’s ceremonial took spot astir 2 years aft astir of the nominated plays and musicals archetypal played successful New York City.
Best-play winners “The Inheritance” and “The Soldier’s Play” some closed successful 2020 and person nary plans to return.
“Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” which was named champion philharmonic and won 9 different Tonys, reopened past week, joining dozens of different shows that returned successful September.
Sunday’s broadcast, called “Broadway’s Back,” featured performances from aggregate shows and appearances from Broadway stars, including Chita Rivera, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Idina Menzel, and Kristin Chenoweth who urged viewers to bargain tickets.