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Warm up your vocal cords: The 77th annual Tony Awards are streaming on June 16, 2024. Here’s how to watch the show live even if you don’t have cable.

UPDATE: Jun. 4, 2024, 1:30 p.m. EDT This article has been updated with details of the 77th annual Tony Awards, including nominations, ceremony date and time, and streaming information.

The annual Tony Awards are set to take place on June 16, 2024. Here are the best ways to watch:

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Broadway’s best are getting ready to gather in New York for the 77th annual Tony Awards. After the writers’ strike last year resulted in an unscripted ceremony, this year’s awards will return to form with Ariana DeBose hosting for the third time.

DeBose will also serve as producer and choreograph this year’s opening number. “I couldn’t pass up the chance to host the Tonys one more time at Lincoln Center,” she said in a statement. “I’m excited to collaborate with the team to create an incredible celebration of this season’s achievements on Broadway for our community and for everyone at home.”

If you want to tune in live to celebrate Broadway’s biggest night, here’s everything you need to know.

When are the 2024 Tony Awards?

The 77th annual Tony Awards are set for Sunday, June 16 at 8 p.m. ET at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. There’s also a pre-show dubbed The Tony Awards: Act One, which will showcase exclusive content on Pluto TV and Paramount+, that airs an hour prior to the ceremony.

Who’s performing at the 2024 Tony Awards?

Performances have yet to be announced, but if the 2024 Tonys follow in past shows’ footsteps, we can take a guess. Most (if not all) of the nominees from the Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical categories tend to perform at the awards. Here are some of the shows you can expect to see performances from this year:

  • Hell’s Kitchen

  • Illinoise

  • The Outsiders

  • Suffs

  • Water for Elephants

  • Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club

  • Gutenberg! The Musical!

  • Merrily We Roll Along

  • The Who’s Tommy

Who are the 2024 Tony Award nominees?

The Alicia Keys musical Hell’s Kitchen and the rock-and-roll drama Stereophonic scored a baker’s dozen nominations each, making them the most nominated shows. Other standouts include The Outsiders with 12 nominations and Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club with nine nominations. You can take a look at the full list of nominees at the Tony Awards website.

How to watch the 2024 Tony Awards

The 2024 Tony Awards will be broadcast live simultaneously on CBS and Paramount+ with Showtime. If you’re a cable subscriber, you can simply switch the channel over to CBS at 8 p.m. ET on June 16 and you’re good to go. Not near a TV? You can also use your cable login at CBS.com to watch live. If you don’t have cable, you can only tune into the live broadcast through Paramount+ with Showtime (not the Essential plan) or a live TV cord-cutting service (more on that below). If you’re on the Paramount+ Essential plan, the broadcast will be available to stream the following day.

Can I watch the Tony Awards for free?

CBS is free over the air in the U.S., which means that, even without cable, you can watch the show live using an antenna. Don’t have an antenna? No worries — you can tune into the Tony Awards via Paramount+ or a live TV cord-cutting service like YouTube TV or FuboTV. You could also ask a cable-subscribing friend or family member for their login information and use it to sign in with a TV provider on CBS.com, but sometimes that’s more trouble than it’s worth.

Surprisingly, there are a couple of different ways cord-cutters can watch the Tony Awards live and for free (or at least at a discount). For those who don’t feel like buying and installing an over-the-air antenna, here are your best streaming options.

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If you’ve never subscribed to Paramount+ in the past, or you’re returning after some time away, you can secure an entire year of the Paramount+ with Showtime plan for half price. That knocks the $119.99 per year cost down to just $59.99, which breaks down to just $4.99 per month. This deal will allow you to watch the Tony Awards live on June 16 and plenty more series and films throughout the year. Just remember to cancel before the year is up if you want to avoid charges. Otherwise, your subscription will renew for $119.99/year. Be sure to use this promo link in order to secure the discount — it’s valid until July 14, 2024.

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A Walmart+ membership is the gift that keeps on giving. Like Amazon Prime, subscribing comes with many perks beyond free shipping. Walmart+ members also get Paramount+ Essential included with their membership for free. You won’t be able to watch the Tony Awards live, but you can watch the broadcast immediately after it airs on your Essential account. New subscribers can score a 30-day trial to kick things off.

There are a couple of ways to save on a Walmart+ membership as well if you’re looking to subscribe long-term. You can save around $5/month by subscribing to an annual plan instead of monthly. Plus, select Verizon MyPlan members can save $2.95/month on a Walmart+ subscription.

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While Paramount+ is the only dedicated streaming service to broadcast the Tony Awards live, many cord-cutting services that serve as cable replacements offer live channels or logins to access live channels, which will allow you to tune in. YouTube TV is our top pick for its extended free trial and 3-month discount. If you sign up around the time of the Tony’s, you’ll be able to watch the broadcast live and for free during your trial. If you don’t want to be charged, be sure to cancel before your trial period is up. Otherwise, it’ll cost you $57.99 per month for your first three months — that’s $45 in savings.

Best for existing Paramount+ subscribers: Save 17% on an annual subscription

If you’re already a Paramount+ subscriber, but want to save some money, you can switch your monthly subscription to an annual subscription and save 17%. For the with Showtime monthly plan, you’ll pay $11.99 per month, which comes out to $143.88. But if you pay for an entire year at once, it’ll only cost you $119.99 — that’s a savings of over 17%. It may not be free, but with a whole year paid for in advance, you can watch the Tony Awards live and plenty more without worrying about canceling in a specific time frame.

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