How to watch the TONY Awards 2021, Broadway's biggest night

The Great White Way is back, and it calls for a celebration

James Corden performs onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City.
(Image credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Excited about Broadway's return? Then you're wondering how to watch the TONY Awards 2021, certainly. After a difficult year and a half, now is the perfect time to celebrate the Great White Way and all of the creativity and community that it represents. 

New York City is starting to make its way back to "normal", and the theater district is a big part of its thriving culture. Now that we caught a glimpse of the epic Met Gala fashion moments at the start of September, we're anxious to catch up with the theater district. Allow us to give you the scoop on the TONY Awards' 74th anniversary. 

Audra McDonald, of DreamGirls and A Raisin in the Sun fame, will host the event that honors plays and musicals as Jagged Little Pill, A Christmas Carol, Betrayal and other 2020-nominated shows. Considering the hardship the theater community has faced throughout the pandemic, the theater community will take the celebration up a notch with The TONY Awards Presents: Broadway's Back, hosted by Leslie Odom, Jr. 

The shows have yet to begin, but we're already feeling the need for a standing ovation!

When are the TONY Awards 2021?

The highly-anticipated festivities will take place at the Winter Garden Theatre on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 7pm ET (4pm PT, 12am GMT on September 27). For those who aren't located in Gotham but hold Midtown West near and dear to their hearts, we'll make sure you're up to speed with all that's happening. 

How to watch the TONY Awards 2021

On September 26, Broadway buffs are able to tune in for the awards show at 7pm ET (4pm PT, 12am GMT on September 27) on Paramount+. The streaming service allows subscribers of all tiers to access the program, but if you're not a member at all, consider looking into the seven-day free trial

Afterwards, The TONY Awards Presents: Broadway's Back will begin at 9pm ET (6pm PT, 2am GMT on September 27) on CBS. Although it will not be available on Paramount+, you can catch the celebratory presentation on streaming services such as YouTube TV and  fuboTV, both of which have free trial options worth exploring. 

How to stream the TONY Awards 2021 from anywhere in the world

Another option for tuning in? A VPN

VPNs allow you to change your IP address so, no matter where you are, you can access the same streaming services that you've already paid for and watch your favorite TV. Our pick of VPN is ExpressVPN—it's fast, good value and all subscription plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try the service risk-free.

  • Get a VPN (our pick is Express VPN—for value, security and speed)
  • Connect to anywhere in the US
  • Go access the streaming service and/or CBS and watch the theatrical goodness

ExpressVPN is one of the easiest and best value ways to watch what you want, anywhere you want to watch it. 

All subscription options come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try the service risk-free.

International broadcasts

Network Ten will broadcast both the awards and the Broadway's Back! concert September 27 at 9am AEST. You can also visit the TONY Awards website for live coverage and follow along on social media @TheTonyAwards.

“We are thrilled to bring the best of Broadway to television viewers who have been through so much without the joys, comfort and excitement that live theater provides,” Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events, and Alternative Programming at CBS Entertainment Jack Sussman said in a statement. “With the combined power of CBS and Paramount+, the show will honor this year’s Tony Award nominees and winners in a new format unlike any other, and celebrate the iconic music, memorable performances, and unique personalities that make Broadway so special.”

Curtains up!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.