Photos: Tony Awards 2022


Ariana DeBose

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Updated 2208 GMT (0608 HKT) June 12, 2022

Ariana DeBose

Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Broadway’s best are being recognized Sunday night at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

The Tony Awards show is hosted by Broadway veteran Ariana DeBose, who recently starred in the film “West Side Story” and won an Oscar for best supporting actress.

“A Strange Loop” has the most nominations this year with 11, including one for best musical. The show, which follows an aspiring playwright and his dizzying, personified thoughts, won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Following closely behind with 10 nominations is the pop-musical “MJ,” which takes place during a Michael Jackson tour. Also scoring 10 nominations was “Paradise Square,” a musical that follows the deteriorating relationship between Irish immigrants and Black New Yorkers in the 19th century.

The last year marked a triumphant, if spotty, return for Broadway, which was shuttered for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Shows began to reopen in September 2021, though subsequent outbreaks forced several shows to cancel performances.

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