NEW YORK — The long-delayed Tony Awards have been given a fall air date and a four-hour streaming canvas to celebrate the pandemic-shortened Broadway season that upended the theater world.
Producers of the telecast announced Wednesday that the Tonys will be held Sept. 26 and will air on CBS as well as Paramount+. The usual three-hour event has added a fourth hour.
The award show will start at 4 p.m. PT on Paramount+ exclusively, then two hours later continue on CBS with a live concert event “featuring superstar Broadway entertainers and Tony Award winners re-uniting on stage to perform beloved classics.” Capping the evening will be the announcement of the three top awards: best play, best play revival and best musical.
“There is nothing that compares to the magic of live theater — and we are thrilled to be able to share its celebratory return,” said a statement from Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, president and CEO of the American Theatre Wing.