How to Watch This Year’s Tony Awards

It’s Tony Awards weekend!

If you’re like me, and I’m guessing you are, then you’ve been waiting for the 74th annual Tony Awards (which are technically last year’s) for a very long time. 

You’ve probably noticed that the long-awaited broadcast is happening a little differently this year. 

Well have no fear! I’ve put together a step-by-step list for everything you need to do to prepare for the theater industry’s biggest night. 

The main awards ceremony airs Sunday, September 26th at 7pm EDT on Paramount+. To watch, follow these steps:

  1. If you don’t already have a Paramount+ account, sign up for a FREE 7-day trial here.
  2. If you don’t want to keep your account after the ceremony, no problem! Set yourself a reminder to cancel your account before the 7-day trial is up (If you create an account on Tonys day, ask Siri, Alexa, ‘Hey Google’ to remind you to cancel on October 1st. 
  3. When posting on social media, be sure to use these hashtags: #ThisIsBroadway, #Broadway, #BroadwayIsBack, or #BroadwaysBack. 
  4. Tune into the livestream, see if your predictions were right, and enjoy!

Following the awards, a celebration of live theater’s return will air on CBS at 9pm EDT. Follow these steps to watch Broadway’s Back!:

  1. Those with access to live cable can tune into Broadway’s Back! At your local CBS station. Check your local listings here.
  2. Don’t have cable? Well you’re in luck. Several streaming services like Hulu and YouTube have LiveTV packages, all of which offer free 7-day trials when you sign up.
  3. And let me know who your favorite performances are – if you’re not too busy singing and dancing along!

I can’t wait to see so many shows be honored after such a trying year and a half. But if I know anything, it’s that TheaterMakers can make it through anything. And I can’t wait to root alongside all of you this weekend. 

Happy Tonys Weekend!

September 3, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .

 

1 – Broadway Theater Safety

“Our building is the safest building you can walk into.” Read more below about how Pass Over continues to lead the way back to live theater and get some tips on how to make your own shows the safest places you can walk into. 

Read more: www.rollingstone.com 

 

2 – “They’ve Come Home”

I can’t wait until all of us get to come home. Check out the homecoming stories of three incredible theatermakers. What are you most excited to get back to as live theater returns?

Read more: www.playbill.com 

 

3 – NYC AirBNB

Airbnb has just named NYC as its most booked destination in the U.S. To those who said New York may never come back . . . looks like I’ll see you this fall. 

Read more: www.timeout.com  

 

4 – Disney Theatricals Return

If these last 18 months have taught me anything, it’s that most of us really are all in the same boat. Check out how Disney Theatricals is approaching its comeback below. 

Read more: www.variety.com  

 

5 – Broadstream Premiere 

More streaming! More theater! Broadstream, a brand new streaming service offering commissioned pieces, is set to premiere later this month. What piece are you most excited to see?

Read more: www.medium.com 

 

Fun on a Friday: 

If you haven’t already, check out The Broadway League’s new “This is Broadway” campaign (featuring Oprah!). 

 

Watch the video here:

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Have you seen what’s happening in here?

Check this out . . .

It has been 140 days since we opened up the TheaterMakers Facebook Group.

And we now have 1,400+ members in this group!

We 10x-ed, baby! Grant Cardone would be so proud!!!

As you can imagine, when you get THAT MANY TheaterMakers in one place, some DRAMATIC stuff happens.

Like this!

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TheaterMakers have been meeting collaborators, talking about marketing strategies, supporting each other’s development opportunities, making friends, and so much more.

In other words, the passionate peeps in this group have been making theater.

Join ‘em.  
It only takes a click.

June 25, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week

 

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .

 

1 – Special Tony Awards

After more than 2 years since the last Tony Awards, we finally have the first of this year’s awards. A major congratulations to all three recipients of this year’s Special Tony Awards – Broadway Advocacy Coalition, David Byrne’s American Utopia, and Freestyle Love Supreme. Read more about each award below.

Read more: www.playbill.com  

 

2 – Kate Horton Takes Over as Music Man Producer

Harold Hill has a new Producer! West End’s Kate Horton will take over the role of Executive Producer for the upcoming Music Man revival starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Performances are scheduled to begin previews later this year with an official opening in February 2022. Find details about Horton’s previous production credits below. 

Read more: www.playbill.com 

 

3 – Springsteen on Broadway Reverses AstraZeneca Vaccine Policy

International theater fans, this one’s for you. Springsteen on Broadway will now allow audience members who have had the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to attend the show. Find additional precautions and details of what to expect below. 

Read more: www.deadline.com  

 

4 – How States Could Fund Regional Theatre 

In the aftermath of the 1930s there was the Federal Theatre Project. What about now in 2021? American Theatre takes a deep dive into what a state funded theatre could look like, and why it’s important to consider, below.

Read more: www.americantheatre.org/  

 

5 – Stars in the House Raises $1 Million for the Actors Fund

Stars in the House, a daily streamed show hosted by Seth Rudetsky, is celebrating two milestones in one! With live performances starting up again across the country, Stars in the House will celebrate hitting the $1 Million fundraising mark for The Actors Fund with its very first in-person show. Guests include Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kristin Chenoweth, Beth Leavel, Chita Rivera, and more! Find out how to stream the performance below.

Read more: www.playbill.com 

 

Fun on a Friday: 

In honor of Broadway’s official return this weekend (!) let’s throw it back to the official trailer for Springsteen on Broadway. Happy opening, Boss! 

 

Watch the video here:

 

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Who do you want to see what we call “Places, please!”

Get this.

We’re only six months away from our FIFTH (!) ANNUAL THEATERMAKERS SUMMIIT!

And this year’s theme?

“Places, Please!” 🙂

My team is already hard at work making this the best summit yet.  And task #1?  Assembling a list of the best speakers in the biz, from all over the world, to help inspire and educate all of us, on how to make more theater and better theater in 2021 and beyond.

So . . . let me ask YOU . . . whether you’re a TheaterMaker or a TheaterFan, who do YOU want to see speak at this year’s Summit?

Tell us who you’d love to hear from at The Summit and we’ll put ’em on our list!

And thanks!

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Tickets for The Summit are already on sale here, and you only have 41 more days to get the early bird price, so snatch ’em up.  Because you know you’ll want to come later!

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