Broadway’s biggest night has arrived: The 2015 Tony Awards will take place on Sunday night, live from New York City. Entertainment Weekly will have a full compliment of coverage – from the red carpet to a live-blog of the ceremony – but before things kick off, here’s everything you need to know about the Tonys.
What time are the Tony Awards? The show starts at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Where can I watch the red carpet? Right here! For the first time ever, the Tony Awards have made the red carpet available to stream online. Darren Criss, Laura Osnes, and Sierra Boggess will host the event along with George Takei (as the official fan correspondent), Randi Zuckerberg (as the tech/social correspondent), Blake Ross (as the theatre correspondent) and Emilio Sosa (as the fashion correspondent). The festivities kick-off at 5:30 p.m. ET and can be seen below.
Who’s hosting the 2015 Tony Awards? Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. They are excited for the event.
This pic says it all! T time minus 3.5 hours, people!!! pic.twitter.com/e3BfXt5vyU
— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) June 7, 2015
“Alan and I want to keep it entertaining and classy and, more than anything, we want those who might not normally tune in to have a good time,” Chenoweth told EW. “I’m sure we’re going to do some silly, fun things, but obviously we want to honor the shows and the people who’ve been nominated.” That includes Chenoweth: she’s nominated in the Best Actress in a Musical category for On the Twentieth Century
Speaking of which, who is nominated? All kinds of people and shows. The five plays up for Best Play are The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Disgraced, Hand to God, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two, while Best Musical includes An American in Paris, Fun Home, Something Rotten! and The Visit Actors up for awards on Sunday night include Bradley Cooper, Elisabeth Moss, Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan, Chita Rivera and Chenoweth.
Great, but who’s going to win? Glad you asked. Foolproof predictions from EW’s own Jason Clark and Marc Snetiker can be found here.
Anything else I need to know? High School Musical fans will want to watch.
— Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens) June 7, 2015