Curtain up for the 76th Annual Tony Awards: Broadway Celebrates its Big Win Despite Screenwriters’ Strike

The 76th Annual Tony Awards aired last night on CBS, and it was a much-needed win for Broadway, according to a critic’s notebook from the Hollywood Reporter. The broadcast began without a script due to the ongoing screenwriters’ strike, but that didn’t stop the show from going on.

One of the highlights of the night was the performance of “Sweeney Todd” by the cast of the upcoming revival. Other performances included numbers from “Hamilton,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” and “Moulin Rouge!”

In the end, the big winner of the night was “Hadestown,” taking home eight awards, including Best Musical. “The Inheritance” also had a strong showing, winning three awards, including Best Play.

The ceremony was hosted by “Hamilton” creator Lin Manuel Miranda and featured appearances by a wide range of stars, including Oprah Winfrey, Billy Porter, and Idina Menzel.

If you missed the telecast, you can see a full list of winners on CNN. And if you’re a Broadway fan, be sure to check out CBS Sunday Morning’s coverage of the event.