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2020 Tony Awards Sets Date and Bidding Odds Begin to Heat Up for Critically Acclaimed Musicals
The 74th annual ceremony for the Tony Awards has officially been set for June 7, 2020 at Radio City Music Hall. Broadway's biggest night co-presented by the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League will once again be broadcast on CBS continuing the televised tradition that began in 1978.
You cannot bet on the Tony Awards from the USA as no sportsbook is yet accepting bets even on Oscars or Nobel Prize. But we hope it will be possible to see Tony Awards betting odds in 2020 on some legal betting sites in the United States, such as BetAmerica.
Nominations will be announced April 28. Broadway productions must open by April 23 to be considered eligible for the 2019–2020 season and it is leading to some bidding odds building.
As reported in a statement to the media: “CBS has been an amazing and collaborative partner in bringing the live arts we honor to their viewers,” Heather Hitchens, president of American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, previously said of the pact. “Their continued support has helped make the Tony Awards an acclaimed television event and has allowed us to bring Broadway to homes all over America.”
The first new musical of Broadway season lighting up odds is “Moulin Rouge!” Baz Lurhman’s adaption to stage from film has been labeled spectacular and is sure to take home the top prize. But the surprise will be that Original Score won’t be among them. Every Best Musical winner since 2013 has claimed the Original Score trophy, but jukebox musicals like this one aren’t eligible for the award.
“Moulin Rouge!” with its use of pre-existing music is not alone this season, as does “Girl From the North Country.” The Depression era-tale told through the music of Bob Dylan will be a huge hit and will be nominated, but not for original score due to rules and regulations.
And the most amazing hit will be the Alanis Morissette inspired musical “Jagged Little Pill.” While Morissette has two new tunes for “Jagged Little Pill,” that won’t be enough new material to qualify the songwriter for the Original Score category.
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” pulls from the Queen of rock ’n’ roll’s back catalog and will be nominated, but also comes the issue of no original songs coming to the plate. The biggest shock is that Original Score nominees look like they are coming from the season’s plays.
Generating the biggest buzz from the smash Chicago production is “Six.” The show chronicles the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII through a contemporary rock concert. The Queens characters perform in the style of legendary pop divas music and features lyrics by Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow.
Girl From the North Country
And lastly, “Girl From the North Country” is a jukebox musical, but critics are saying it is something completely different with the genre. It could truly be the next big Tony upset when the awards show comes about in the new year.
Get ready for some exciting betting in this 2020 Tony Awards season.