Experience the Magic of Broadway: Your Guide to Streaming the 2023 Tony Awards

As the curtain is poised to rise on the 76th Tony Awards this coming Sunday, June 11, anticipation builds among Broadway enthusiasts worldwide. A venerable institution in the theatre industry, the Tony Awards is the annual pageantry that lauds outstanding performances from the year’s Broadway productions. Viewers can tune into CBS for live coverage, while those wishing to witness the spectacular event at their own convenience can opt for on-demand viewing through Paramount+.

Theatre luminary Ariana DeBose, fresh from her acclaimed portrayal of Maria in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and her recent appearance in Apple TV+’s musical parody series, Schmigadoon, will take center stage as the host of the 76th Tony Awards. This marks her second consecutive year steering the show’s course.

The 2023 Tony Awards is slated for Sunday, June 11, 2023, with CBS providing live coverage beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Australian AEST time is typically 14 hours ahead of Eastern Time in the United States. Therefore, if the Tony Awards begin at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, June 11, 2023, it would start at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2023, in Sydney, Australia.

As for the venue, the prestigious event will depart from its traditional abodes – the Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theater – in favor of a different location this year. The United Palace, an architectural marvel in Washington Heights, New York City, will play host to the annual theater celebration, creating an exquisite backdrop for the 76th rendition of the Tony Awards.

Gearing up to experience the glamour of the 2023 Tony Awards? This year’s star-studded event will be broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+, ensuring you don’t miss a moment of the theatre world’s biggest night.

To enhance viewership convenience, Paramount+ offers subscription tiers starting at a modest $5 per month. Even more enticing for those yet to subscribe to Paramount+ is the opportunity to savor the Tony Awards at no cost. The streaming service extends a complimentary seven-day trial, enabling first-time users to witness the theatrical extravaganza without spending a penny.

The roster of performers set to grace the stage at the 2023 Tony Awards remains cloaked in mystery. Typically, the spotlight is cast on the fresh crop of Broadway shows that year. Hence, enthusiasts could potentially witness stellar numbers from productions such as ‘Some Like it Hot’, ‘& Juliet’, ‘Kimberly Akimbo’, among others.

However, the backdrop of this year’s Tony Awards features a notable tangle with the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA). Despite the Tony Awards Management Company’s plea for a waiver, the WGA held its ground. Interestingly, the WGA has decided against picketing the event, thus permitting the award ceremony to proceed as planned.

Yet, the strike’s ripple effects are evident – for the first time, the Tony Awards will go ahead unscripted. This development bears significant implications for the show. One prominent instance is the withdrawal of Lin Manuel Miranda from crafting the opening number, marking a notable shift in the event’s traditionally scripted format.

In the limelight of the 2023 Tony Awards nominations, the musical ‘Some Like It Hot’ emerges as the frontrunner, amassing an impressive tally. Plays ‘Ain’t No Mo” and ‘Leopoldstadt’ are also creating substantial waves in the theatrical community. A brief snapshot of the primary contenders across key Tony Awards categories is as follows:

Best Musical
& Juliet
Kimberly Akimbo
New York, New York
Some Like It Hot

Best Play
Ain’t No Mo’
Between Riverside and Crazy
Cost of Living
Fat Ham

Best Revival of a Musical
Into the Woods
Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Revival of a Play
August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson
A Doll’s House
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window
Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topdog/Underdog
Corey Hawkins, Topdog/Underdog
Sean Hayes, Good Night, Oscar
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy
Wendell Pierce, Death of a Salesman

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Jordan E. Cooper, Ain’t No Mo’
Samuel L. Jackson, August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson
Arian Moayed, A Doll’s House
Brandon Uranowitz, Leopoldstadt
David Zayas, Cost of Living

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Christian Borle, Some Like It Hot
J. Harrison Ghee, Some Like It Hot
Josh Groban, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Brian d’Arcy James, Into the Woods
Ben Platt, Parade
Colton Ryan, New York, New York

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Kevin Cahoon, Shucked
Justin Cooley, Kimberly Akimbo
Kevin Del Aguila, Some Like It Hot
Jodran Donica, Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot
Alex Newell, Shucked

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Jessica Chastain, A Doll’s House
Jodie Comer, Prima Facie
Jessica Hecht, Summer, 1976
Audra McDonald, Ohio State Murders

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Nikki Crawford, Fat Ham
Crystal Lucas-Perry, Ain’t No Mo’
Miriam Silverman, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window
Katy Sullivan, Cost of Living
Kara Young, Cost of Living

2 thoughts on “Experience the Magic of Broadway: Your Guide to Streaming the 2023 Tony Awards

  • Hi there, last year the ceremony was only shown on the US Paramount+ but not the Australian streaming service. Is that the same this year?

  • same question as above. I’m happy to subscribe but see nothing to indicate that this will be available in Australia.


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