Producer Stacey Mindich and the co-producers and cast of 'Dear Evan Hansen' accept the award for Best Musical onstage during the 2017 Tony Awards. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Going to the Tony Awards could cost some attendees up to $4,000, and that’s not counting the hundreds of thousands of dollars it took to get there. These are the costs that many co-producers are happy to bear, as they buy tickets to the awards show itself in order to celebrate the productions they have backed, with a plan to buy Tony statuettes if their shows end up winning. And while there was some initial sticker shock, largely surrounding the $2,500 price tag of the statuette, co-producers largely viewed the costs as part of doing business on Broadway. Each nominated…

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