As previously announced, the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing have revealed that the 74th annual Tony Awards will take place in the form of a digital ceremony this fall. Broadway’s biggest night, originally scheduled for June 7, was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. In honor of the virtual event, Playbill is revisiting the productions that were able to open before the Broadway shutdown.
The season officially began in May just before the 73rd annual Tony Awards, opening with the revival of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. As the year continued, Broadway saw a wide range of work from searing new plays like Slave Play, moving revivals like Betrayal, and spectacular new musicals like Moulin Rouge! Due to COVID-19, the season was cut short, with Girl from the North Country becoming the last show to open.
Take a look back at all of the show that opened on Broadway in the 2019-2020 season.
Under new Tony eligibility rulings, productions will had to open on or before February 19, 2020, in order to be in contention.