At long last, it's here. The 2014 Tony Awards are being presented tonight. Here are five things you need to know about Broadway's biggest evening.
4. The star-studded list of performers includes nominees Idina Menzel and Neil Patrick Harris, along with Sting, Patti LaBelle, and Jennifer Hudson.
5. You can follow TheaterMania all night on Facebook and Twitter for live updates as the show goes on. TheaterMania cartoonist Liza Donnelly will be live-cartooning the Tony Awards via TheaterMania's Twitter.
Want to know what some of this year's nominees have to say? Check out TheaterMania's interviews with them and hear their thoughts on the shows that earned them Tony nods:
Christopher Barrecca, on creating the set of Rocky
Reed Birney, on transforming into Charlotte in Casa Valentina
Warren Carlyle, on directing and choreographing After Midnight
Bryan Cranston, on tackling the role of Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way
Mary Bridget Davies, on playing Janis Joplin in A Night With Janis Joplin
Linda Emond, on playing Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret
Sarah Greene, on playing Helen in The Cripple of Inishmaan
Neil Patrick Harris and John Cameron Mitchell, on the creation of Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Cherry Jones, on playing Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie
Sophie Okonedo, on playing Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun
Rita Ryack, on costuming the men of Casa Valentina
Tony Shalhoub, on doubling as Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman in Act One
John Patrick Shanley, on the creation of Outside Mullingar
Leigh Silverman, on directing Violet
Jarrod Spector, on playing Barry Mann in Beautiful — The Carole King Musical
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