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Broadway shows have been slowly returning to the stage in recent weeks after cinemas have been in dark since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. In addition to the plays and musicals, the Tony Awards 2020 have also been canceled (several times).
But the 2019-2020 season has not been forgotten – the awards were only a year ago. On Sunday, September 26th, the 74th annual Tony Awards will take place again, celebrating live theater. And like everything else at this year’s awards, watching the Tonys 2021 will be a little different. This is how you capture the awards and (most importantly) the performances.
Here’s how to watch the 2021 Tony Awards
The 2021 Tony Awards, celebrating the accomplishments of the 2019-2020 Broadway season, will take place on Sunday, September 26 at 7 p.m. EST. This year the show will be split into two parts: the awards ceremony and the live performances.
In an unusual way, the award ceremony component is broadcast exclusively in the stream Parent +. Like most streaming services, they have a seven-day free trial that you can take advantage of (if you haven’t already). If you’d like to participate but can’t see the awards, you can find the latest live updates at. obtain Playbill.com/TonyAwards.
The second part of the night – “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” – begins at 9 p.m. EST. It will be available to stream on Paramount +, but this time it will also be broadcast on CBS, meaning people with cable or TV antenna or access to it Hulu with live TV, YouTube TV, DirectTV now, or fuboTV can also hook up.
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Who will be at the Tony Awards 2021?
The awards ceremony at 7 p.m. EST will be hosted by six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and will take place live at the Winter Garden Theater in New York City. Then Leslie Odom Jr. – who won a Tony for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in Hamilton – will host the concert portion of the evening, which begins at 9 p.m. EST.
Both McDonald and Odom Jr. are also featured in “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” appear. Concert with other artists, including Kristin Chenoweth, André De Shields, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Idina Menzel, Ruthie Ann Miles, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bebe Neuwirth, Kelli O’Hara, Ben Platt, Jeremy Pope, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin -Vega and BD Wong.