iHeartRadio Broadway Will Bring Back Tony Awards Preview

Dan Meyer
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June 8, 2022 8:34 AM

Tonys Week is ramping up ahead of the big night. This weekend, iHeartRadio Broadway will air its annual Tony Awards preview special with multiple air scheduled to ensure theatre lovers can get a chance to hear from their stage favorites and listen to music from Tony-nominated shows.

Hosted by Howard Hoffman, the one-hour special features A Strange Loop creator Michael R. Jackson and star Jaquel Spivey, The Music Man leading pair Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, MJ director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and book writer Lynn Nottage, Joaquina Kalukango (Paradise Square), Alfie Allen (Hangmen), Jared Grimes (Funny Girl), and more.

The Tony Awards preview special will also feature the music from all the Best Musical and Musical Revival nominees as well as segments from the Best Play and Play Revival nominees.

The iHeartRadio Broadway Tony Awards preview special will air June 10 at 6 PM and 11 PM; June 11th at 10 AM, 2 PM, and 7 PM; and June 12 at 12 PM and 5 PM (all times Eastern). Listeners can tune in to iHeartRadio Broadway by visiting iHeartRadioBroadway.com, listening on all smart home devices, or by downloading the free iHeart App and searching “Broadway.”

The 75th annual Tony Awards will air live coast-to-coast June 12, beginning at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on CBS and streaming on Paramount+, with The Tony Awards: Act One streaming exclusively on the streamer beginning at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT. As previously announced Oscar winner Ariana DeBose will emcee the main event while this season’s Broadway alums Darren Criss and Julianne Hough will host the pre-show. 

Leading the way with nominations this year is A Strange Loop, with 11, including Best Musical. MJ and Paradise Square follow closely behind with 10 nods each, both also nominated for Best Musical. The most Tony-nominated play this year is Stefano Massini and Ben Power's The Lehman Trilogy, with eight, including Best Play and all three leading actors scoring a nomination for their performance.

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Dan Meyer

After 4 years in the biz, Dan swapped out theatre for sports and is now a researcher at NBC Olympics. Spectacle remains a key passion and is dedicated to building bridges between different forms of entertainment. He has worked as a writer and editor at Theatrely and Playbill, covering Broadway and beyond. In addition, he has been published in Rolling Stone, Spy, and others.