The Tony Awards are the night when theater lovers honor the best of Broadway — the shows and the artists that loom largest each season. But it’s also a moment of marketing — the one night when millions of television viewers are thinking about theater, and an opportunity to introduce them to plays and musicals that often have just opened.
For a quarter century, Sara Krulwich has been photographing the awards ceremony for The New York Times with so much authority and skill that last year she was granted a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater. And this year she’s back at Radio City Music Hall, standing by the teleprompters in the center of the auditorium, pointing a large Canon camera at the stage and looking for moments that might stand out — a stirring song, a striking emotion, a bit of visual razzle dazzle.
She files more or less in real time — making a rough selection on the spot and sending her favorites to the newsroom over an Ethernet cable — and throughout the night we’ll be sharing the best of her work with you. Check back here for updates.
A performance by the stars of “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.”
The host James Corden, center, during the opening number.
Inside the red carpet tent before the Tony Awards.