The Tony Awards: Act One will start the celebration at 6:30 EST/3:30 PST and will be available to watch live and at no cost on Pluto TV. During this thrilling pre-show telecast, Julianne Hough and Skylar Astin will present the first round of Tony Awards, kicking off the evening honoring the 2023 Tony Awards.
Table of Contents
- Effect of the Writers Guilds of America Strike
- The Tony Awards are what?
- How will this year’s Tony Awards broadcast be different?
- Tony Awards Categories
By visiting Pluto TV and selecting the “Pluto TV Celebrity” channel, viewers may watch The Tony Awards: Act One on their smart TV, streaming device, mobile app, or online (there is no cost, registration, or sign-in needed).
Effect of the Writers Guilds of America Strike
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, which is still going on, has presented some difficulties for the 2023 Tony Awards. As a result, the ceremony will be carried live on television without any scripts.
Before the strike even started, Lin-Manuel Miranda was asked to write the opening number.
The Tony Awards are what?
The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, also known as the Tony Awards, honor excellence in Broadway theater. The Tony Awards are solely presented to plays and musicals developed in one of the 41 venues on Broadway that earned acknowledged status. The American Theatre Institute and the Broadway League in New York City simultaneously give these honors.
How will this year’s Tony Awards broadcast be different?
The Tony show will not have prewritten programming as in previous years due to the Writers Guild of America’s current strike. The WGA has graciously decided to refrain from picketing the telecast, allowing the show to air as scheduled. However, it is still unsure precisely what will be permitted and what won’t be allowed to be broadcast.
Tony Awards Categories
The 26 categories for the Tony Awards are Best Play, Best Musical, Best Revival of a Play, Best Revival of a Musical, and Best New Work. The best musical book, Best Original Music and/or Lyrics Composed Specifically for the Theatre, Best Choreography, Best Director of a Play, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, etc.