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23 Jul

Broadway buzz following Tony Awards

Last week, the Tony Awards saw recognition for some of Broadway’s brightest stars, and the New York theatre seen has reportedly seen a major boost in attendance levels following the ceremony.

Takings at Broadway's biggest shows skyrocket following the Tony Awards

Takings at Broadway’s biggest shows skyrocket following the Tony Awards

The starstudded event saw major wins for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, which was crowned Best Musical, All The Way which took Best Play and Best Revival winner A Raisin in the Sun.

But the wins continued the following week as it was confirmed many Tony-winners and nominees had seen major upticks in revenue, as people rushed to see the best shows on the Great White Way.

The Tony-nominated Hedwig and the Angry Inch saw an increase of $49,917 the week following the awards, while Beautiful: The Carole King Musical claimed it took in 94.02 per cent of its box office, raking in $1,170,050.

Disney’s Aladdin witnessed a similar spike in attendance, with 92.29 per cent of its seats filled across the week ending June 15th.

The Tony Awards are an annual celebration of the US theatre scene, with dozens of new plays and musicals recognised across many categories.

Songs from musicals both old and new were performed at the ceremony which took place on June 8th, with soaring ballads from Wicked, Disney’s Aladdin and Les Miserables serving to entertain the audience.

However, this year’s event proved controversial as well, with many commentators criticising the decision to drop the sound design category. Online petitions calling for it to be reinstated have become increasingly vocal, even after the ceremony.

If you’re hoping to experience the magic of Broadway during your holiday this year, you’ll find a dazzling array of shows, musicals and plays to choose from in New York’s glittering theatre scene.

But as with any holiday, it’s very important to sort out insurance before you travel.