Jun 9, 2024

From Tony to Tour: Broadway in Cleveland

The biggest night on the Broadway calendar is just one week away! On June 16th, the 77th Annual Tony Awards will be aired live on CBS and available to stream on Paramount+. With Ariana Debose (HAMILTON, Stephen Spielberg’s WEST SIDE STORY) hosting for the third time, audiences can expect dazzling dance skills and her trademark quirky charm as she leads us through the best of Broadway vying for the Tony seal of approval at this years ceremony!

With the largest community of Broadway subscribers outside of NYC, all of us here at team #BroadwayCleveland are excited to see who will come out on top at this years Tonys! Today's Tony Award-winning productions are tomorrow's smash hit tours playing Playhouse Square. Let's take a look back at some of the Tony-rific moments from shows coming up next season here in Cleveland!

A Beautiful Noise:

Last year the Tony Awards celebrated the musical legacy of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Neil Diamond with a performance that was “so good, so good, so good!” Tony audiences dubbed it “the greatest Sweet Caroline singalong of all time.” Get ready to sing along yourself when this rock icon’s musical stops in Cleveland this fall.



The hot ticket next season here in Cleveland will be without a doubt the Tony Award-winning production of SOME LIKE IT HOT. The acclaimed musical adaption won 4 Tonys in 2023, including Best Choreography and the award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical going to J. Harrison Ghee, a historic win for Ghee as one of the first openly non-binary actors to win a Tony alongside Alex Newell of SHUCKED also honored on the night.




Based on the award-winning novel by Yann Martel, LIFE OF PI will set sail for Cleveland January 2025. This spectacular play brought home three Tony Awards last season. A visual and auditory masterpiece, LIFE OF PI was honored with the Tony for Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design of a play.



This revival won Tony Awards in 2023 for Best Direction of a Musical and Best Musical Revival, a big win for the production considering the stiff competition in the category last year from the likes of SWEENEY TODD and INTO THE WOODS. Check out this stunning performance from lead actors Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond from the night.



& JULIET was honored with nine Tony nominations last year and showcased their larger than life choreo and poptastic score with a performance by Juliet herself, leading lady and Tony nominee Lorna Courtney.


If you’re hungry for a heartwarming musical, look no further! SHUCKED was the pick of the crop with 9 Tony nominations, harvesting a win for lead actor Alex Newell.


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The most awarded production from Broadway last Season, KIMBERLY AKIMBO enjoyed 8 Tony nominations, winning 5 awards including the coveted Tony Award for Best New Musical at the 2023 ceremony. We love these joyful behind-scenes shots of “Akimbo Taking Home the Gold.”


To see these Tony Award-winning productions in Cleveland become a KeyBank Broadway Series Season Ticket Holder today at playhousesquare.org/broadway and don’t forget to tune in to the 77th Annual Tony Awards Sunday June 16th to see who will take home the gold this year!