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Tony-nominated actress Ariana DeBose returns to host for the second year in a row, which airs at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The show will be unscripted due to the writer’s strike.
If you want to catch the pre-show action, The Tony Awards: Act One will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT with exclusive content streaming for free on Pluto TV. The pre-show will be co-hosted by Emmy Award winner Julianne Hough and So Help Me Todd star Skylar Astin.
“CBS has been home to the Tony Awards for more than 40 years,” said Jack Sussman, executive vice president of specials, music, live events and alternative programming at CBS. “We are proud to once again celebrate the best of theater this season, and continue our support for Broadway, the broader theater community and all the incredible artistic talents both on stage and behind the scenes who bring the shows to life.”
The show will feature performances from the casts of Tony-nominated best musicals and revivals such as Camelot, Into The Woods, & Juliet, Kimberly Akimbo, New York, New York, Parade, Shucked, Some Like It Hot and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Additional performers include Tony Award winner Joaquina Kalukango and the cast of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, the cast of Funny Girl and a special performance honoring the 2023 Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre recipients, Joel Grey and John Kander.
Where to Stream the 76th Annual Tony Awards for Free
The 2023 Tony Awards will air live on CBS and live and on-demand via Paramount+. If you don’t already have a Paramount+ subscription, join today and enjoy a free trial for a week.
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