Audience Rewards Official Challenge
Audience Rewards Official Challenge

Audience Rewards Brings Back The Official Tony Awards Challenge

It’s Tony time! Since the Tony nominees were announced last October we have been patiently waiting to see who will take the statues home. Who will win Best Musical? Best Play? Best Leading Actress in a Musical? Well, it’s time to put your predicting skills to the test! To celebrate the long-awaited 2020 Tony Awards, Audience Rewards has announced the return of the Official Tony Awards Challenge.

You’re invited to play along with Broadway’s biggest night in the Official Tony Awards Challenge presented by Audience Rewards. Predict who you think will win, then tune in on Sunday, September 26 on CBS and Paramount+ to see how your picks stack up. Correctly predict all 25 categories and you could win a pair of tickets to each of the Best Musical nominees. Play now!

“Every year the Tony Awards Challenge represents a fun way for theatre fans to connect with Broadway,” Katie Dalton, Audience Rewards Executive Vice President, said. “The game feels even more meaningful this year as a way to celebrate the stellar Broadway season that took place prior to the Broadway shutdown. Whether you’ve seen the nominated shows or not, guessing is a fun way to feel like you’re part of the action on Broadway’s biggest night.”

Fans will have a chance to win a number of prizes, including Audience Rewards ShowPoints, redeemable towards free tickets, virtual experiences, and more. This year, players will have the option to “Go Big” and predict all 25 categories correctly to win the top prize: a pair of tickets to Jagged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, the three Best Musical-nominated shows. Or, players can choose to “Go Fast,” and predict seven notable category winners to receive 500 ShowPoints.

Players must be Audience Rewards members to enter, and the program is free to join. The game represents a unique opportunity for theatre fans to engage again with the Broadway shows they love and celebrate the long-awaited Tony Awards ceremony.

“We are excited to once again partner with Audience Rewards, on such a fun and interactive program,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing. “In a year where we have all been so apart, this is a wonderful and fun way to bring theatre fans from across the country closer to Broadway.”

This landmark Broadway evening will take place on Sunday, September 26. Instead of the usual Radio City Music Hall, this welcome back to Broadway will be taking place in one of its grand theatres! In May it was revealed that American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards will air at 7:00 pm ET/4:00 pm PT, live exclusively on Paramount+.

Immediately after the Tony ceremony, the Tony Awards will present Broadway’s Back!, a multi-platform celebration of the best of Broadway, a unique special program that will celebrate the return to live theatre with unforgettable performances and commemorate the 74th Annual Tony Awards. This special will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, September 26 from 9:00 to 11:00 pm ET/PT and be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ and the CBS app. Together, these events will comprise an unprecedented, four-hour event across multiple platforms.