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Premiered in 1947, the Tony Award is an informal name of the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theater that reflects the success of the Broadway Theater. During the month of June, the American Theater Wing and the Broadway League celebrate this annual ceremony in the New York City which gives away the awards for both the Broadway as well as the regional performances. From 1997 to 2010, the awards function was held at the Radio City Music Hall in the New York City except in the year 1999 when it was held at the Gershwin Theater. The event was held at the Beacon Theater in 2011 and 2012; however, it is planning to return to the NYC's Radio City Music Hall to host the upcoming awards function.
A question that might crop up in your mind is that where does this name Tony come from. Tony is actually a nickname of a ravishing Denver actress, Antoinette Perry who showed a deep theatrical interest from the very beginning. She began to produce and direct productions in an era when most other women were discouraged from acting and choreographing the creations. She was the only woman director in 1970s with dozens of Broadway hits to her credit. She has established herself as an inspirational woman in the world of theater by directing some of the best pieces. On top of her theatrical credentials, Miss Perry also owned a big heart. She is a co-founder of the Theater Wing of Allied Relief which later came to be known as the American Theater Wing.
The Tony Awards ceremony made its debut with only eleven awards under its belt. Over the years, the award categories have increased and the event has twenty six distinct award categories as of 2011. Eight out of these twenty six awards fall in the performance categories while the remaining eighteen awards come under the show and technical categories. Apart from the these awards, the event also offers four special awards to the artists including the Isabelle Stevenson Award, Regional Theater Tony Award, Special Tony Award and the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theater. The Isabelle Stevenson Award was first introduced at the 2009 award ceremony. It is awarded to those individuals who have volunteered their services to charitable organizations and devoted their precious time and effort for a humanitarian cause. To find out about the lucky award winners of the upcoming season, you must get your hands on the Tony Awards tickets.
The Tony Award medallion is an adaptation of the tragedy and comedy masks that has been designed by the Art Director Herman Rosse. It is a great blend of brass and bronze which is mounted on a black acrylic glass base. Since the 2010 award ceremony, a large base is introduced relative to the previous one so that it looks more significant when presented to the winner. Formerly, the medal had a brief profile of Antoinette Perry engraved on its back side but today it is replaced by the winner's name, award category, production and year. The Tony Awards are considered equivalent to the Academy Awards for motion pictures, Emmy Awards for television, Grammy Awards for music, Molière Award of France and the Laurence Olivier Award for theatre in the UK.
The Tony Award is the most prestigious and coveted prize in the world of Broadway. The rules of Tony Awards are laid down in the Rules and Regulations of the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards and apply only to that particular season. The awards function is also broadcasted live on the CBS television but believe it or not, it is much more fun to watch this event live than on the television screen. Tony Awards tickets are in great demand during the season; you must also rush to book your deals before it is too late.
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