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The 2019-20 Broadway season is lastly getting its Tony Awards.
CBS and Tony Award Productions mentioned Wednesday that the ceremony will air as a four-hour “occasion” throughout CBS, Paramount+, and the CBS app on Sunday, Sept. 26.
The information in regards to the particular, The Tony Awards Current: Broadway’s Again, comes three weeks after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced Sept. 14 because the reopening date for Broadway, with theaters to be open at one hundred pc capability. After that announcement, a number of exhibits have been fast to disclose reopening dates, together with Hamilton, The Lion King, and Depraved.
The Tony Awards initially had been scheduled for June 7, 2020, however they have been initially postponed indefinitely after the Broadway closure, with business insiders mulling over how finest to honor the work from the truncated 2019-2020 season.
Regardless that the final night time of Broadway theater was March 11, the Tony Awards committee decided that the abbreviated 2019-20 season ran from April 26, 2019, to Feb. 19, 2020, ending the season roughly a month earlier than what ended up being the ultimate Broadway performances of the yr. Solely 18 exhibits have been eligible this yr, roughly half the standard subject.
Nominations have been introduced in October, however there was no point out of a date for the awards to be handed out. Now, the present is about to happen practically a yr after these norms have been unveiled and months after the shut of voting on March 15.
The Sept. 26 occasion will kick off with the presentation of the 74th Annual Tony Awards at 7 p.m, ET/4 p.m. PT reside completely on Paramount+. The streaming presentation will “honor the excellent exhibits, performances, and artistry of the 2019-20 Broadway season, which was delivered to a halt by the COVID-19 pandemic.” (The Tony Awards are offered by the Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing.)
The CBS and Tony Award Productions will current a two-hour particular beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS that additionally might be out there to stream reside and on-demand on Paramount+ and on the CBS app.
That particular will include a reside live performance occasion that includes Broadway entertainers and Tony winners, together with particular performances by the three Tony-nominated finest musical contenders: Jagged Little Tablet, Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. It additionally will embody the reside presentation of three Tony Awards: finest play, finest revival of a play, and finest musical. Different winners might be “celebrated” all through the printed, producers mentioned however didn’t provide additional particulars, together with the venue for the present.
“We’re thrilled to deliver the very best of Broadway to tv viewers who’ve been by means of a lot with out the fun, consolation, and pleasure that reside theatre gives,” mentioned Jack Sussman, government vp specials, music, reside occasions and different programming at CBS Leisure. “With the mixed energy of CBS and Paramount+, the present will honor this yr’s Tony Award nominees and winners in a brand new format not like every other, and have fun the enduring music, memorable performances and distinctive personalities that make Broadway so particular.”
Mentioned Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, president and CEO of the American Theatre Wing, in a joint assertion: “After this devastating previous yr and a half for our business, our metropolis and for your entire world, we’re excited to lastly have the ability to have fun the return of Broadway, our Tony Award nominees and winners on this new and thrilling format. There may be nothing that compares to the magic of reside theater — and we’re thrilled to have the ability to share its celebratory return and the unbelievable expertise and artistry of the abbreviated 2019-2020 season with theatre followers in every single place.”
Extra details about the particular might be out there within the coming months.