The Tonys are an interesting award show for those of us in Flyover country, because few of us outside the New York metropolitan area have seen many or even any of the contenders. But the Tonys are still great for us for two big reasons: 1. It gives us a preview of what we can see if we travel to NYC and will see on local and regional stages in a few years. 2. It is usually one of the best if not the best major award show of the year.