It’s been a challenging year for Broadway with the mandatory shutdown of nearly all productions nationwide and postponing the biggest night in musical theater, the Tony Awards. The organizers of the Tony’s announced they would be delaying the awards show in June 2020 and now are giving fans a glimmer of hope with the announcement of the two-part awards show. 


The Tony Awards traditionally take place in June but will be making a comeback this fall for a two-part event fantastically celebrating musical theater. The first part of the award show will be presented in a live ceremony that will be exclusively streamed on the Paramount+ streaming service from 7-9 p.m. ET on September 26. 


Tony Awards are traditionally broadcast on live television, but this year will require viewers to access a Paramount+ subscription for the first part of the awards show. The second part, “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” is a two-hour ‘live concert event’ featuring Broadway stars and Tony Award winners reuniting for exceptional on-stage performance. 


The “Broadway’s Back!” event will feature extraordinary performances with the presentation of the most significant Tony categories, including Best Musical, Revival of a Play, and Best Play. It’s unsure if the Tony Awards will feature a live audience, but they are promising four hours honoring musical theater. The second part of the Tony Awards show will be airing 9-11 p.m. ET on CBS, the CBS app, and Paramount+.