What London Can Learn From the Tony Awards

'It's Bigger' exclaimed Neil Patrick Harris during the breathtaking opening of last night’s Tony Awards and my God it really was. The Tonys celebrate all things Broadway and, for a musical lover like me, are a great televised platform for the biggest new musical theatre productions to dazzle audiences with show-stopping medleys and a real taste of what they can see live on stage. While tearful acceptance speeches and awkward introductions always seem to labour awards ceremonies, it’s the entertainment segments of the Tonys which set this show above its awarding colleagues and which are a real lesson to London on how we could make the Olivier Awards something worthy of the primetime TV slot many of us think it deserves.

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