On this week’s episode of Talkin’ With Taylor, Taylor sits down with President and CEO of Starlight Theatre, Rich Baker, to discuss the upcoming Tony® Awards, the role Rich plays in the Awards, and how the Tony’s affect the shows that he books for the Starlight stage.
Held annually since 1947, the Tony Awards celebrates outstanding achievement in Broadway productions each year and includes 26 categories, plus numerous non-competitive awards. The 2018 Tony Awards will be broadcast on CBS June 10, 2018. Nominations were announced May 1.
This year’s Broadway line-up at Starlight includes two series shows that have won the coveted Tony Award for Best Musical. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I won Best Musical in 1952, Best Revival of a Musical in 1996, and most recently the 2015 Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The original Broadway production of Hairspray, produced this summer by Starlight, won Best Musical in 2003.
Tune in June 10 for a live evening of incredible performances and to learn more about the shows currently on Broadway. You never know what could be headed to Starlight Theatre next!