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Broadway is back — and the show will finally go on for the 74th annual Tony Awards, which take place in person Sunday, Sept. 26 at Winter Garden Theatre in New York City after being postponed last year due to the pandemic. Presented by the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League, and hosted by Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr., the four-hour ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+ starting at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET.
McDonald will open the festivities, which recognize the 2019-2020 Broadway season. Odom Jr. will host live concert portion, The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back, which airs from 6-8 p.m. PT/ET. The evening will include musical performances by David Byrne and the cast of American Utopia, John Legend and the cast of Ain’t Too Proud, a reunion of Hairspray‘s cast and a star-studded finale from the cast of Freestyle Love Supreme that will include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Wayne Brady and many others.
The night’s presenters will include Kerry Butler, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Beanie Feldstein, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jordan Fisher, Santino Fontana, Andrew Garfield, Jared Grimes, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin De Jésus, Cyndi Lauper, Lachanze, Norm Lewis, André de Shields and many others.
The predictions are also in for theatre’s biggest night, and a mathematical model anticipates that the winners will include The Inheritance for best play, the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier’s Play for best revival of a play, Tom Hiddleston for lead actor for his role in Betrayal and Slave Play‘s Joaquina Kalukango for lead actress, to name just a few forecasts.
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How to Watch the 2021 Tony Awards Online
If you don’t have cable, you can stream the 2021 Tony Awards live online or on-demand at video streaming platforms that offer CBS, or on Paramount+. Note that you’ll need a smart TV or a streaming device such as Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV Stick or Roku to watch the awards show; you can also watch on a smartphone, tablet or another mobile device. The following streaming services offer access to the Tony Awards:
FuboTV Stream CBS and more than 100 entertainment, news and sports channels live and on-demand, with plans starting at $65 per month.
Hulu Live TV For a limited time, get $10 off per month for three months of Hulu’s ad-supported plan with Live TV (regularly $65 per month) when you sign up for a new subscription. You can also upgrade to the Disney+ bundle (which includes Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu) starting at $73 per month, and the streamer is also offering a free seven-day trial.
Paramount+ The ViacomCBS-owned service also offers live streaming for the 2021 Tony Awards. Plans start at $5 per month for the ad-supported option or $10 per month without ads, and your first seven days are free.
Sling The affordable online cable and streaming service starts at $10 per month for access to over 30 entertainment, news and sports channels, plus 50 hours of DVR storage. You can pair Sling with your HD antenna, which lets you watch local channels that aren’t on the platform; you can also add on CBS All Access to your subscription for an additional fee.
YouTube TV The popular video platform’s live TV service offers access to over 85 channels. Monthly subscriptions start at $65, but new subscribers can get a deal right now for $55 per month for the first three months.
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