Curtains up! On September 26, Broadway fans will be able to watch the 74th Annual Tony Awards, followed by a live concert event celebrating the return of live theatre, on CBS and Paramount+.
Check out all the 74th Annual Tony Award nominees here.
This landmark Broadway evening will kick off with the presentation of the American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, September 26 at 7:00 pm ET/4:00 pm PT, live exclusively on Paramount+.
Immediately after the Tony ceremony, the Tony Awards will present Broadway’s Back!, a multi-platform celebration of the best of Broadway, a unique special program that will celebrate the return to live theatre with unforgettable performances and commemorate the 74th Annual Tony Awards. This special will will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, September 26 from 9:00 to 11:00 pm ET/PT and be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ and the CBS app. Together, these events will comprise an unprecedented, four-hour event across multiple platforms.
The streaming presentation will honor the outstanding shows, performances, and artistry of the 2019–2020 Broadway season, which was brought to a halt by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
This program will bring the excitement of Broadway to viewers through a live concert event featuring superstar Broadway entertainers and Tony Award-winners reuniting on stage to perform beloved classics and celebrate the joy and magic of live theatre. The concert will celebrate the re-opening of Broadway with special performances from the three Tony-nominated Best Musical contenders, followed by the live presentation of three Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Revival of a Play, and Best Musical. Other winners will be celebrated throughout the broadcast.
Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, President and CEO of the American Theatre Wing, said in a statement, “After this devastating past year-and-a-half for our industry, our city, and for the entire world—we are excited to finally be able to celebrate the return of Broadway, our Tony Award nominees and winners in this new and exciting format. There is nothing that compares to the magic of live theatre—and we are thrilled to be able to share its celebratory return and the incredible talent and artistry of the abbreviated 2019–2020 season with theatre fans everywhere.”
“We are thrilled to bring the best of Broadway to television viewers who have been through so much without the joys, comfort, and excitement that live theatre provides,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events, and Alternative Programming at CBS Entertainment. “With the combined power of CBS and Paramount+, the show will honor this year’s Tony Award nominees and winners in a new format unlike any other, and celebrate the iconic music, memorable performances, and unique personalities that make Broadway so special.”
More information will be announced soon.
The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back! will be produced in collaboration with Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, and White Cherry Entertainment, the team behind the annual Tony Awards telecast. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss are executive producers for White Cherry Entertainment. Weiss will serve as director.
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