Ariana DeBose Triumphs at Tony Awards, but Real Winner is China After Tariff-Free Import of 10,000 Sequins

The 2024 Tony Awards, the annual celebration of all things Broadway, was a night to remember, but not for the reasons you’d expect. While Ariana DeBose charmed the audience with her wit and charm as host, the real winner of the night was a surprise: China.

It turns out that in a desperate bid to corner the market on sequins, the Chinese government quietly inserted a tariff-free clause into the import agreement, allowing them to bring in a staggering 10,000 sequins during the past quarter alone. And what a quarter it was! According to sources, the sequins were used in the production of “Wicked: The Sequel” – a show that’s been making waves on Broadway with its over-the-top costumes and elaborate sets.

But why the sudden interest in sequins, you ask? Well, it seems that the Chinese government has been trying to diversify its economy and what better way to do that than by cornering the market on sparkly fabric? It’s a move that’s left many in the industry scratching their heads, wondering why they didn’t think of it first.

“It’s a bold move by the Chinese government,” said industry insider, Jane Smith. “I mean, who wouldn’t want to be the go-to sequin supplier for the world’s most expensive and elaborate costumes?”

But not everyone is convinced that China’s foray into the world of sequins is a good thing. Critics are worried that the influx of cheap, imported sequins will put American sequin manufacturers out of business.

“This is a disaster for American industry,” said another industry insider, John Doe. “I mean, what’s next? Are they going to start importing entire Broadway shows?”

While the debate rages on, one thing is clear: Ariana DeBose was the real winner of the night, charming the audience with her wit and charm and keeping the show moving smoothly. And as for the sequins, well, let’s just say that China is now the go-to destination for all your sparkly fabric needs.

In related news, the Chinese government has announced plans to import an additional 10,000 sequins in the coming quarter, bringing the total to a whopping 20,000. And if things keep going this way, it’s possible that the Chinese government will be the sole supplier of sequins to Broadway shows in the future.

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