The United Palace, set to host the 76th Annual Tony Awards June 11, has announced Broadway Bound, an event that will introduce the community to theatre careers beyond performing on the stage. Set for May 8, the free and public event will have three sessions at 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, and 6:30 PM.
Across the sessions, attendees will get an inside look at the lives of theatre professionals, including costume, sound, and lighting designers. First will be "How to Get Started On a Non-Performance Career on Broadway," which will cover resources and initiatives for building a career from theatre professionals dedicated to diversifying Broadway. Next, sound, lighting, and costume designers will talk about how they got to Broadway and what their jobs entail in "Building a World: Designing Broadway Shows." Closing out the event will be "The Road to Broadway," which tracks a show's life from an idea to opening night.
“The United Palace’s opening in 1930 was billed as ‘Times Square entertainment nearer your home,’” said United Palace CEO Mike Fitelson. “The Tony Awards is delivering on that promise first by bringing its showstopping awards program to 175th Street, and second by creating additional programming to educate local residents about jobs on Broadway. If young people aren’t inspired to pursue these career paths, they will never know how big to dream. The Tonys understands that talent is widely distributed and doesn’t end at 42nd Street.”
Tony Awards time is ramping up with Tony nominations, to be announced by Funny Girl star Lea Michele and 2022 Tony winner Myles Frost, approaching quickly. Nominees for a selection of categories will be read live on CBS Morning at 8:30 AM ET, with all nominees to be revealed via a live-streamed event at Sofitel New York. The stream which will begin on the Tony Awards' YouTube channel at 9 AM ET.
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This year's ceremony will be hosted by West Side Story Oscar winner Ariana DeBose, returning from hosting Broadway's big night out last year. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS and stream live (for premium-level subscribers) and on demand (for all subscribers beginning June 12) via Paramount+. Details on an accompanying special honoring the 2022-2023 Broadway season will be announced in the coming weeks.
Broadway is busy preparing for the 76th annual Tony Awards. Productions have until April 27 to open and be eligible for this year's honors, with The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window joining the roster at the last minute to become the final production of the season, opening April 27.