Ariana DeBose to Perform at Tony Awards Show
FILE - Ariana DeBose speaks on stage at the 76th annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at the United Palace theater in New York. DeBose, who hosted both the 2023 and 2022 Tony Awards, will be back this year for the ceremony June 16, and will produce and choreograph the opening number. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Ariana DeBose to Perform at Tony Awards Show

June 13th, 2024

Ariana DeBose is a very good performer. She is going to do the Tony Awards show. The Tony Awards is a special night for Broadway. Ariana DeBose wants the show to be like a real Broadway show. People watching will see everything. They will see when people change the stage. Ariana DeBose will also make the dance at the start of the show. She has seen all the new Broadway shows this year. She wants to know a lot about them for the Tony Awards show. The Tony Awards will be on the TV and the internet. There will also be another show before. In this show, they give some awards too. Ariana DeBose is happy because this other show helps her. Last year, Ariana DeBose did a very good job at the Tony Awards. She did an amazing dance and the show was very good. She is very excited to do it again. The Tony Awards is a very important night for people who love Broadway. It is fun to watch! - End of Article -
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💭 Discussion Questions

. Who is going to do the Tony Awards show?
. What does Ariana DeBose want the show to be like?
. What will people see when they watch the Tony Awards?

📖 Vocabulary

🌐 Cultural context

The Tony Awards are like a big prize day for theater in the United States. Broadway is a famous street in New York City with many theaters. People who like plays and musicals like this event. Ariana DeBose is a famous actress known for theater and movies.

🧠 Further reading

Broadway theatre
Broadway is a place in New York City with lots of big theaters. These theaters have many seats. People go there to watch plays and musicals. Broadway is very famous and people from all over the world come to see the shows. The shows are in a special part of the city called the Theater District. Most theaters are not on Broadway street. They are near Times Square. Small theaters are called off-Broadway. Tiny theaters are called off-off-Broadway. Lots of people go to Broadway. They see the shows and have a great time. There is even a museum about Broadway that tells its story. Many Broadway shows are musicals. They have songs and dances. People like these shows very much. Broadway makes New York City a special place to visit.

List of Broadway theaters
In New York City, there are 41 theaters where you can watch big shows. These are called Broadway theaters. The first big theater started long ago in 1798. Now, a theater is called a Broadway theater if it has more than 500 seats and if it is in a special part of New York called the Theater District. Shows here are very professional. Not all Broadway theaters are on the street called Broadway. Some are in different places. The most northern theater is the Vivian Beaumont Theater and the one most to the south is the Nederlander Theatre. There are old theaters from 1903 that are still used today. The biggest Broadway theater has 1,933 seats for people to sit in, and the smallest one has 597 seats. A long time ago, people from different countries came to New York City. They liked to watch theater too. This is how Broadway started.

The Challenge (TV series)
The Challenge is a competition show on TV. It started in 1998. It has people from other shows and friends. They play tough games to win money. The show is on many seasons. Each season has a new name. T. J. Lavin is the host. The latest season is called Battle for a New Champion. There are different people each season. Some have been on the show before, they are "veterans." New people are called "rookies." They come from different TV shows.