These awards — for designers, directors, choreographers, songwriters and librettists — have traditionally been presented in the hour leading up to the 8 PM start of the network broadcast on CBS. Complete details about the presentation have not been announced.
It's not clear if Benanti (a Tony winner for Gypsy, and a 2011 nominee for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) and Finneran (Noises Off and Promises, Promises) and the creative arts winners will have a larger presence on the national telecast.
The 2011 Tony Awards, celebrating excellence in the 2010-11 Broadway season, will be presented at the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side. Neil Patrick Harris will host the ceremony. CBS broadcasts the awards 8-11 PM (ET).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.