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Anna Wintour Pushes Tonys Red Carpet Into Oscars and Emmys Territory

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There's still two weeks to go before the Tony Awards, but rumors surrounding Anna Wintour's involvement with upgrading the show's "disastrous" red carpet display are reaching critical levels. Last week, the New York Post reported that Wintour was selecting only the prettiest people for Vogue-assisted dress consultations, and now the Post has uncovered that not everyone involved with the Tonys is happy with Wintour's makeover.

"There is a divide between the forward-thinking, modern members of the Tonys and the old guard, which has been resistant to Hollywood and fashion intervening," a source told the Post. "But Anna wants to edit it, and curate it, to make the awards really glamorous and help to get more viewers."

The Tonys red carpet budget has reportedly reached half a million dollars, and there are plans to set up similarly to the red carpet at Vanity Fair's Oscar party. According to the unnamed source, this is just the beginning of a "multiyear strategy" to put the Tonys on the same level as the Oscars or Emmys when it comes to red carpet enthusiasm.