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Broadway’s Brightest Stars Announced to Appear on “The Tony Awards(R) Present: Broadway’s Back!,” Live from the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City, Sunday, September 26 on CBS and Paramount+

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Appearances by Annaleigh Ashford, Kerry Butler, Kristin Chenoweth, André De Shields, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Ruthie Ann Miles, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bebe Neuwirth, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kelli O’Hara, Ben Platt, Jeremy Pope, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega and BD Wong

Leslie Odom Jr. Hosts the Live Concert Event Celebrating the Return to Broadway @ 9PM, ET/PT on CBS

Audra McDonald Hosts the Live Presentation of the American Theatre Wing’s “74th Annual Tony Awards®” @ 7PM, live ET/4:00 PM, live PT on Paramount+

CBS and the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards announced today that some of Broadway’s biggest stars will take the stage on THE TONY AWARDS(R) PRESENT: BROADWAY’S BACK!, live from the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City, Sunday, September 26 on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. The special will celebrate the return to live theater and commemorate the 74TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS(R) for the 2019-2020 season in a four-hour television and streaming event.

Annaleigh Ashford, Kerry Butler, Kristin Chenoweth, André De Shields, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Ruthie Ann Miles, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bebe Neuwirth, Leslie Odom Jr., Kelli O’Hara, Ben Platt, Jeremy Pope, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega and BD Wong are set to appear throughout the evening. More artists participating in the show will be announced later this week.

Tony and GRAMMY(R) Award-winning and two-time Academy Award-nominated singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host THE TONY AWARDS(R) PRESENT: BROADWAY’S BACK! from 9:00-11PM, live ET/delayed PT. The special will bring the excitement of Broadway to viewers through a live concert event, featuring superstar Broadway entertainers and Tony Award winners re-uniting on stage to perform beloved classics and celebrate the joy and magic of live theater. The re-opening of Broadway will be further celebrated with special performances from the three Tony-nominated Best Musical contenders, “Jagged Little Pill,” “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” and “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” followed by the live presentation of three Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Revival of a Play and Best Musical.

Earlier in the evening will be the live presentation of the American Theatre Wing’s 74TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS(R) @ 7PM, live ET/4PM, live PT, streaming exclusively on Paramount+. Hosted by Tony, GRAMMY, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actor Audra McDonald, the presentation will honor the outstanding shows, performances, and artistry of the 2019-2020 Broadway season, which was brought to a halt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

THE TONY AWARDS(R) PRESENT: BROADWAY’S BACK! will be produced in collaboration with Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, and White Cherry Entertainment, the team behind the annual Tony Awards(R) telecast. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss are executive producers for White Cherry Entertainment. Weiss will serve as director.

About the Tony Awards

The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Award, which was founded by the American Theatre Wing in 1947, is bestowed annually on theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry, and the annual telecast – the night America watches Broadway – is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.