Put in your Sunday garments and inform Alexa to play “Gypsy.” The Tonys are again this Sunday!
The final time we celebrated the better of Broadway was unbelievably more than two years ago, in June 2019, and subsequently a few of the exhibits being honored this yr are that previous, too. Now, they’re lastly getting their second in the solar. But in the fall. At the Winter Garden Theatre.
You can watch the 2021 Tony Awards on Paramount+ Sunday at 7 p.m., which will instantly be adopted by a starry live performance known as “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” at 9 p.m. on CBS.
Here’s The Post’s picks for Broadway’s largest night time.
“Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — All three nominees are jukebox exhibits, however “Moulin Rouge!” is the just one to inject a style we’re bored with with new life and nonstop enjoyable.
“Sea Wall/A Life”
“Slave Play” — I wasn’t a fan of this play, which is extra provocative when described than skilled. Despite flopping, nevertheless, Jeremy O. Harris’ drama acquired the most buzz of any nominee.
“The Sound Inside”
Best Revival of a Play
“Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”
“A Soldier’s Play” — It wasn’t pretty much as good as “Betrayal,” nevertheless it introduced collectively a wonderful ensemble of black actors, together with David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood.
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Ian Barford, “Linda Vista”
Andrew Burnap, “The Inheritance”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Sea Wall/A Life”
Tom Hiddleston, “Betrayal” — Harold Pinter performs don’t come to Broadway a lot anymore, and Hiddleston’s steamy efficiency made the previous present really feel like a scorching, trendy HBO drama.
Tom Sturridge, “Sea Wall/A Life”
Blair Underwood, “A Soldier’s Play”
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Joaquina Kalukango, “Slave Play”
Laura Linney, “My Name Is Lucy Barton”
Audra McDonald, “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”
Mary-Louise Parker, “The Sound Inside” — Parker final gained a Tony for “Proof” 20 years in the past and that is her second nomination since. This is the proper function for her to take house one other trophy.
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Aaron Tveit, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — Despite being the solely nominee (what a yr!) Tveit doesn’t win by default. He must cross a sure threshold of votes. If the heartthrob doesn’t, the theater trade is much more merciless than I believed.
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Karen Olivo, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Elizabeth Stanley, “Jagged Little Pill”
Adrienne Warren, “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” — Warren’s transformation into Tina Turner ranks with Jessie Mueller as Carole King and John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli. Electrifying.