Hamilton to Boost the Tony Awards

Hamilton has thrown Broadway into the spotlight this past year and it is predicted to win all the awards this year at the Tony Awards.

Not only will this create an enormous amount of interest for those tuning in to the 2016 Tony Awards, it will also boost box-office sales for the Broadway industry in both the short and long term. Ever since 2000, the ratings for the Tony Award broadcast has been up and down and never consistent. But this year, they’re hoping it’s different. Tony-winner actor James Corden, host of the “Late Late Show” is this year’s host accompanied by a long lineup of famous celebrities including: Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett and Barbra Streisand.

The Tony’s has been upping their game in the last couple of years. They created a Snapchat feed last year which accounted for more than 16,000 views per post. They’re also going to continue the popular live stream from the red carpet as well as back-stage footage.

And unlike 10 of the last 15 years, the Tony’s this year won’t compete agains an NBA Finals game this Sunday.

Viewers are still excited for the broadcast of “Hamilton” which can only lead to an increase of ticket sales and interests in the shows as well. Broadway attendance has been consistently growing the past couple of years and Hamilton’s fame is only helping other musicals and shows as well.

Take a look at some of the predictions by Jesse Green on Vulture:

Best Musical
Will Win: Hamilton 
Should Win: Hamilton
Should have been nominated: On Your Feet!

Best Revival of a Musical
Will Win: The Color Purple 
Should Win: The Color Purple
Should have been nominated: None

Best Original Score
Will Win: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Should Win: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Should have been nominated: None

Best Book of a Musical
Will Win: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton 
Should Win: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Should have been nominated: Jessie Nelson, Waitress 

What are your predictions for this year?

Check out the full article by Pia Catton with all the details from The Wall Street Journal, and don’t forget to tune in for the Tony Awards this Sunday, June 12 on CBS!

anticipation by Rian Castillo is under CC by 2.0

Chantal Wong

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