In addition to the usual songs, dances and in-house spectacles that air during a typical Tony Awards broadcast, this year’s show will feature a number direct from the ocean.
As part of its partnership with the 66th Annual Tony Awards, Royal Caribbean International will broadcast an act live from the 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas. The cast of the cruise ship’s production of Hairspray will perform while the ship is sailing in the Caribbean on the evening of June 10.
Royal Caribbean is the only cruise line that offers fully-licensed Broadway productions.
The Miami-based cruise operator is also sponsoring a VIP area at the Beacon Theatre in New York, where the three-hour ceremony will be held, and airing its new marketing campaign during the show. A representative from Royal Caribbean will also update social media live from the red carpet.
The ceremony, which will air on CBS, starts at 8 p.m. Sunday. The ship’s itinerary shows that it is scheduled to leave Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale Saturday at 5 p.m., cruise all day Sunday and arrive in Labadee, Haiti Monday morning.