Despite an evening split between streaming and TV, the message on Sunday night was clear: Broadway is back.
The ceremony, held for the first time in more than two years, honored shows that opened before the pandemic and tried to lure crowds back to Broadway.
Most of the awards are being streamed at 7 p.m. Eastern on Paramount+, followed by a 9 p.m. musical theater concert (including three big prizes) broadcast on CBS.
It should be the most diverse Oscar lineup in ages, and history may be made in the best-director category. Still, expect some snubs and controversies.
The director Regina King discusses a sequence from her period drama featuring Kingsley Ben-Adir, Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree and Aldis Hodge.
Standards? Sure! But a crop of seasonal records from Dolly Parton, Tinashe and others introduce fresh original songs, too.
Since their time in the Broadway show, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and company have gone on to movies, TV and theater.
This musical valentine to urban life, from the creator of “Bob’s Burgers,” is another TV show that has new resonance in the pandemic era. But for once that relevance is delightful, not depressing.
The former “Hamilton” star, whose new TV series anoints him the protector of Central Park, also puts Words With Friends and “Waves” on his list of stay-at-home essentials.