Broadway's Biggest Night Is Here Again: How to Watch the 76th Tony Awards

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Jun. 10 2023, Updated 10:03 a.m. ET

The United Palace where 2023 Tony Awards will take place
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As far as awards shows go, the Tony Awards has a capital on ceremonies that entertain. If you've never seen the Tony Awards before, they typically open with a musical number of the host's creation, then pivot to the awards portion. The 76th Annual Tony Awards will take place on June 11, 2023, with plenty of fun musical numbers and wins to celebrate.

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How can you watch the 2023 Tony Awards? Read on for everything we know about this year's ceremony.

Ariana DeBose at the 2023 Ali Forney Center A Place At The Table Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on May 12, 2023 in New York City
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There are a few ways to watch the 2023 Tony Awards.

The Tony Awards will air on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS and Paramount Plus. A pre-show will air at 6:30, prior to the main telecast, hosted by Julianne Hough and Skylar Astin.

This year, Ariana DeBose hosts the main awards show, and may take a different approach to her duties than in years past for a very key reason.

Indeed, the writer's strike will impact the Tony Awards this year, and as The New York Times reports, this means that Ariana and the show's presenters will likely treat viewers to far more musical numbers versus speeches, bits, and jokes.

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Another interesting change-up for the 2023 Tony Awards is that instead of taking place at Radio City Music Hall, the telecast will come to viewer's homes live from the United Palace in Washington Heights, which is also located in Manhattan.

As Heather Hitchens, President and CEO of the American Theatre Wing and Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League explained in a statement, “We are excited to bring the Tony Awards to the historic United Palace for the first time. As we celebrate the best of this Broadway season and 76 years of the Tony Awards, we look forward to ushering in a new golden age for the show from this majestic, golden age theatre."

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Tony Award winner Audra McDonald presents at the 2019 Tony Awards.
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Presenters for this year's awards ceremony will only read cue cards with lists of nominees, and then announce winners for each category.

Performances will take center stage so to speak, with numbers from nominated productions expected to wow audiences. Expect to see numbers from & Juliet, Kimberly Akimbo, New York, New York, Shucked, and Some Like It Hot, as well as Camelot, Into The Woods, Parade, and Sweeney Todd.

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Lea Michele from Funny Girl is also expected to perform in one of the highly-anticipated moments of the 2023 Tony Awards.

"The dream is great. But doing it with those you love makes it even sweeter," the actress captioned a selfie with the cast of her show ahead of the telecast.

If you're interested in checking out all of the nominees ahead of time, TonyAwards.com has a running list. Fans are thrilled for the Tony Awards tradition to continue. Congratulations to all the nominees and performers!

Once again, the 76th Annual Tony Awards will take place Sunday, June 11, 2023, streaming at 8 p.m. EST on Paramount Plus, and airing at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

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