NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s that time of year again, as Broadway fans across the country gear up for the 70th annual Tony Awards. Here are some fun facts you may not have known about the show, along with some of the productions up for awards this year, provided by the folks behind the big event:


1.70,000 roses are arranged by hand on the red carpet.

2. 20,520: The total number of words in the Hamilton score

3. 14,000: The number of hors d’oeuvres that will be served to hungry Tony Awards winners, nominees and presenters at the official Tony Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel.

4. 241: The total number of spit takes in School of Rock

5. 210: The amount of feet of red carpet the 2016 Tony Nominees, presenters and VIP guests will walk down before entering the Beacon Theatre

6. 22: The number of times the word “sugar” is said in Waitress

7. 9: the number of Tony nominees making their Broadway acting debut this season

8. 4: the number of years Steve Martin and Edie Brickell been collaborators

9. 3: the number of decades spanned in Bright Star

10. 1: the amount of Tony Awards won by host James Corden (best leading actor in a play for One Man, Two Guvnors-2012)

Catch the 70th Annual Tony Awards on CBS this Sunday, June 12.


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