How Did Critics Rate the 71st Annual Tony Awards?

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How did the evening stack up to past ceremonies, and what was the consensus of host Kevin Spacey’s efforts?
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How did theatre and television critics rate the 71st Annual Tony Awards? On June 11, Radio City Music Hall transformed once again for Broadway’s biggest night, an epic evening of musical numbers, surprise guest appearances, and colorful speeches.

Read what critics thought of host Kevin Spacey’s efforts—including his epic 11-minute opening musical number—and how they rated the event compared to previous years below:

Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

L.A. Times (Robert Lloyd)

The New York Times (Neil Genzlinger)

Rolling Stone (Sarah Grant)

Variety (Cynthia Littleton)

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they’re published.

Missed Spacey’s opening number? Watch it below:

Dear Evan Hansen was the most-awarded production of the 71st Annual Tony Awards; for the complete list of winners, click here.

Flip through photos from the evening below:

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