Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Caroline Siede
    Jun 11, 2018
    83
    This year’s ceremony leaned directly into the earnestness--and it was all the better for it. ... Bareilles and Groban were great anchors throughout the evening, popping up every so often to provide a sense of continuity without eating up too much screentime.
  2. Reviewed by: Kristen Baldwin
    Jun 11, 2018
    83
    Broadway is about entertainment and escape--as Groban and Bareilles sang in their opening number, “In a world that is scary and hard to endure, if you make art at all you’re a part of the cure”--and this year’s Tonys delivered both, in restorative doses.
  3. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Jun 11, 2018
    80
    Bareilles and Groban aced their duties on their own terms, displaying terrific chemistry and making it less about themselves than their infectious enthusiasm as out-and-proud theater geeks.
  4. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Jun 11, 2018
    80
    Throughout, Groban and Bareilles kept up this happily effervescent, optimistic but never cloying energy--up until the show’s end .... It was a show defined in large part, of course, by its winners, but one whose claims of sympathy with the losers felt genuine, too. Even as the production numbers may have been smaller than in years prior, the show’s heart was big beyond measure.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jun 11, 2018
    70
    The show as a whole ran like clockwork, without any significant gaffes but also no particularly memorable outbreaks of emotion or eccentricity.

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