The Tony Awards are back! In fact, Broadway is back! The 74th Tony Awards have finally set a day for The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back! this fall.
After a year of shutdowns, cancelled productions, virtual alternatives, and even a postponed ceremony the Tonys are back to honor the best of Broadway in 25 competitive awards categories. Originally scheduled for June of this year, the ceremony will now be taking place in two parts on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
“After this devastating past year-and-a-half for our industry, our city, and for the entire world—we are excited to finally be able to celebrate the return of Broadway, our Tony Award nominees and winners in this new and exciting format,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens President and CEO of the American Theatre Wing, in a statement. “There is nothing that compares to the magic of live theatre—and we are thrilled to be able to share its celebratory return and the incredible talent and artistry of the abbreviated 2019–2020 season with theatre fans everywhere.”
The nominees, announced last October, will be honored first live on Paramount+ at 7:00 pm ET. During this two-hour ceremony, many of the awards of the night will be given out ahead of a live broadcast on CBS at 9:00 pm ET that will feature the winners of Best Musical, Best Play, and Best Play Revival as well as live performances from Broadway casts.
Other details, including what theater will be hosting the ceremonies and which performances will be featured (and, undoubtedly, adored for days after), have not been announced.