The Tony Awards is adding even more competition to the night — fantasy football-style Tony predictions.
Audience Rewards has teamed up with the Tony Awards to launch an interactive game, the 2018 Tony Awards Challenge, in which fans predict who will win in each Tony Award category. Like fantasy football, players can start their own leagues and also play against family and friends.
“For anyone who loves Broadway, we think it’s a lot of fun to be able to play along with the Tonys,” Charles Flateman, chief executive officer of Audience Rewards, said in a press release.
The game will be hosted at TonyAwards.com and the picks will be updated in real time with rankings during the Tony Awards on June 10.
Any player who participates will be entered to win two tickets to the Tony Awards dress rehearsal, and anyone who correctly predicts all 26 categories will be entered to win free Broadway tickets for a year.
The game also serves as step toward engaging viewers and potentially bringing more to the Tony Awards telecast.
“We love this opportunity which allows the Tony Awards to engage with Broadway fans from around the globe,” Charlotte St Martin, president of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, president and CEO of the American Theatre Wing, said in a statement.