"Ain't Too Proud" Could Pull Off Upset At This Year's Tony Awards


"Broadway’s roaring into the homestretch with the Tonys next weekend, and I’ve never seen so many nervous people in Shubert Alley. Many races are up in the air, which should make for an exciting Tony telecast June 9.

I’m not making any predictions yet — many of the 800 voters are still jamming in shows this week and next — but here are some snapshots.

Two weeks ago, I thought “Tootsie” was unbeatable. But “Hadestown” has emerged as a potent rival, and “Ain’t Too Proud,” the Temptations musical, can’t be ruled out. “The Prom,” which is delightful, is the long shot. If it wins, the entire audience at Radio City Music Hall will gasp."

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