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NEW YORK, NY (March 23, 2015) – The Tony Awards® announced today that it has joined with Playbill® for a three-year partnership to produce the official Tony Awards souvenir program book, which is distributed in Radio City Music Hall on the evening of the Tony Awards. The program book will include exclusive images, interviews and stories that offer an insider’s look at the Tony-nominated shows and stars of the season.
Playbill has a long-standing relationship with the Tony Awards, having published the program book from 1967 – the first time the Awards were held in a theater – until 2011.
“We are honored to reignite this exciting partnership with Playbill to create the Tony Awards program book, an illustrious piece of Broadway history each year,” Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, said.
"Providing Broadway with the best programs has been Playbill's job for 131 years. It is a great honor to serve the extraordinary talent on stages across the country, and we are equally as honored to once again serve Broadway's highest honor, The Tony Awards," Philip Birsh, President and CEO of Playbill said.
The American Theatre Wing’s 69th Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 7th, 2015 (8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network, live from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
The official eligibility cut-off date will be Thursday, April 23, 2015, for all Broadway productions opening in the 2014-2015 season. Productions which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the eligibility date are considered eligible for 2015 Tony Award nominations.
The Nominations for the 2015 Tony Awards will be announced live on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, from New York City.
A limited number of tickets to the 2015 Tony Awards will be made available to the general public. Tickets will be available at www.TonyAwards.com starting on April 28, 2015.
For more information on the Tony Awards, visit TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards and follow @TheTonyAwards on Instagram and Twitter.
About the Tony Awards
The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Robert E. Wankel is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather Hitchens is President. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2015 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2015 Tony Awards.
IBM, the official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards website, www.TonyAwards.com across digital platforms. Carnegie Mellon University is the first, exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards. City National Bank is the official bank of the Tony Awards. United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards. Nexxus Salon Hair Care is the official beauty partner of the Tony Awards. Paramount Hotel is the official hotel partner of the Tonys. PEOPLE is the official magazine partner of the Tony Awards. Clear Channel Spectacolor is an official media partner of the Tony Awards and co-producer of the Tony Simulcast in Times Square.