Tony Awards in 60 DAYS, NYBT to host annual TOP 50 TONY AWARDS COUNTDOWN next week!!

Today marks 60 DAYS till The 74th Annual Tony Awards!! We at New York Broadway Tours are so happy to once again be keeping you entertained each morning playing our favorite previous telecast performances with our TOP 50 TONY AWARDS COUNTDOWN extravaganza!!!

Every morning beginning August 7th, 2021 (marking the 50 days till the Tonys), we will be sharing with you our favorite showstopping performances from Broadway’s biggest night of the year from previous telecasts. Many of your favorite Tony winning and nominated productions. Get ready to sing along, share your reactions, and excitement. We also will be giving some fun facts about the history of many of these unforgettable Musicals we all love.

The 74th Annual Tony Awards is set for September 26th, 2021 on both CBS and Paramount+. However, this year’s ceremony is going to be done a little bit different as a 2 PART event. It goes like this…..

The celebration will kick off at 7pm EST with a 2 HOUR traditional presentation of the Awards (presented by The Broadway League and American Theatre Wing) streamed only on Paramount+.

From there at 9pm EST, CBS will air a full 2 HOUR Live Concert entitled THE TONY AWARDS PRESENTS: BROADWAY’S BACK. It will include performances from this year’s 3 nominated shows for BEST MUSICAL (consisting of Jagged Little PillMoulin Rouge, and Tina), some of Broadway’s longest running hits, and more. From there, it will announce Tony winning shows nominated for BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY, BEST PLAY, and of course BEST MUSICAL.

What shows would you like for us to include on our countdown?
Who is excited?

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ON THE MARQUEE: Broadway’s Merch Shops (One Shubert Alley and Theatre Circle)

ON THE MARQUEE: We got so much WORD ON THE STREET from many of our friends sharing their photos and things they’ve heard for us to share.
We are soooooo happy to announce that both 44th Street’s THEATRE CIRCLE and ONE SHUBERT ALLEY are officially set to re-open their stores beginning this September 2021. For many of you that have taken our walking tours, this is one of our many favorite HOT SPOTS we visit. Both these shops are known for have the best pieces of Broadway merchandise you could ever want They have everything from…..
Show T-Shirts,
Cast Albums,
Theater related books,
Show Souvenir Programs,
so much more.
The shop collects all the main merch from all the current running shows…… especially for those who ran out of money and/or those who forgot to buy their merch at the Theater when you saw the show.
An official date for both stores to re-open this September will be announced soon.
Who is excited??!!!

Phantom of the Opera star LYNNE ABELES

On this new episode of Backstage with New York Broadway Tours, Amada had the pleasure to interview her school friend Lynne Abeles who is currently on Broadway as the Spanish Lady/Carlotta understudy. After seeing the show Amada meets with her backstage and then they enjoy tea and snacks at the famous Broadway cookie joint Schmackary’s. Hear what she shares about her experience working on Broadway as Carlotta and how she trained for the part. Also, the footage stopped taping but a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Lynne and her soon to be married bliss!!!! We caught the engagement ring on the video and she didn’t announce it yet. We wish you all the BEST Lynne! XOXOX

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Backstage w/NYBroadwaytours: Valentina Fratti (Off-Broadway Producer/Director)

Snow Orchid is playing?FEBRUARY 3-28 at?THEATRE ROW. Meet the director Valentina Fratti!!!


It’s 1964 Brooklyn and Rocco Lazarra is returning home to face his family after having suffered a nervous breakdown. His fiery wife, Filumena, longs for her native Sicily, while their two sons hope for a better life. As secrets are revealed, everyone is forced to re-examine their relationships, fears and dreams in this explosive family drama. Don’t miss this new version of Pintauro’s play starring Robert Cuccioli and Angelina Fiordellisi, and directed by Valentina Fratti.

Valentina Fratti


(Director) is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Miranda Theatre Company, where her directing credits include Jeff Daniels’Apartment 3A, The Book of Wren, Innocent Thoughts, Prostitutki and Near Normal. Most recently, she directed Resonance Ensemble’s R.U.R. at the Clurman Theatre; Two Brothers at Theater for the New City, The Green Manifesto by Anne Berlin and Andy Cohen at the New York International Fringe Festival. Other credits include Revolution, Love Stinks (SPF Abridged Festival, Public Theatre), Little Drummer, Rocky’s First Christmas, Pocket Change, Charles Duncombe’s Patriot Act at the Castillo Theatre and Young Playwrights Festivals at the Cherry Lane Alternative and the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons. Readings includeHowling Hilda with Mary Testa, Ginna Carter’s Traffic School with Elaine Stritch and Carla Cook’s The War with Lynn Cohen. As a playwright, her works include Unearthed, The Male Appetite, Jerusalem Mountain and Shooting Medea. She works with commercial producer Jane Harmon and was the Associate Producer on the Broadway production of Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award-winning Best Play The Last Night of Ballyhoo.

New York Broadway Tours CEO/Tour Guide, Amada Anderson, interviews Valentina Fratti on her work as a Director and Producer in New York City and her new OFF-Broadway show “Snow Orchid”.

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Backstage with Mary Testa!

New York Broadway Tours CEO/Tour Guide, Amada Anderson, interviews Mary Testa on the inspiration for her new album, “Have Faith” and her career working as an actress in different fields.

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