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Tony Awards Press Contact:
Slate PR, (212) 235-6813
Shawn Purdy/Lindsey Brown/Alyson Ahrns/Rachael Trager
New York, New York (January 5, 2015) – The Tony Awards have announced the calendar for the upcoming 2015-2016 Tony Awards season. The American Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will air on CBS on Sunday, June 12th from 8:00 – 11:00 PM (ET/PT time delay).
Following please find an outline of 2016 Tony Awards events & dates:
Thursday, April 28th
Official cut-off for 2015-2016 Tony Eligibility
Tuesday, May 3rd
The 2016 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT, sponsored by IBM, will take place at the historic Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. A live webcast of the event will be available at www.TonyAwards.com. A complete list of the 2016 nominations will be available at www.TonyAwards.com immediately following the webcast.
Wednesday, May 4th
The annual MEET THE NOMINEES PRESS RECEPTION, where the nominees will speak with media outlets from around the world about their Tony Nominations, will take place at the Paramount Hotel. Press must pre-register for this event at www.TonyAwards.com/presskit.
Thursday, May 19th
The exclusive TONY NOMINEES’ LUNCHEON, hosted by the Paramount Hotel, is a chance for the nominees to celebrate each other’s achievements and receive their nomination certificates. The luncheon will be held at the Diamond Horseshoe. This event is closed to the media.
Sunday, June 12th
THE 70th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS will take place at the Beacon Theatre. The three-hour ceremony will be broadcast live (ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network from 8:00 – 11:00 PM. The awards will be followed by the invite-only Tony Gala.
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About the Tony Awards
The 2016 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 President. At the American Theater Wing, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather A. Hitchens is President.
IBM, the official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards digital experience across platforms, including www.TonyAwards.com. The 2016 Tony Awards partners are Carnegie Mellon University as the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards; United Airlines as the official airline; the Paramount Hotel as the official hotel partner; City National Bank as the official bank; Porsche Cars North America, Inc., manufacturer of exclusive sports cars, celebrates dynamic performance as the official sports car; La Crema, known for elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as the official wine; and Clear Channel Spectacolor as an official media partner of the Tony Awards and co-producer of the Tony Simulcast in Times Square.