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New York, NY (March 2, 2017) – The American Theatre Wing’s 71st Annual Tony Awards announced today that Sofitel New York will serve as the Official Hotel Partner for the 2017 Tony Awards. The luxury hotel – located in the heart of the Theater District – will host the Tony Awards Meet the Nominees press junket on May 3rd and Tony Awards Honors cocktail party on June 5th.
The 71st Annual Tony Awards will air live on Sunday, June 11, 2017, (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network. The Tony Awards, which honors theatre 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.
“Each year, we have the wonderful opportunity to bring together the season’s Tony Nominees and Honors recipients at these special events, and we are thrilled to have our Broadway neighbor, Sofitel New York, join us for the celebration,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing.
The official eligibility cut-off date for the 71st Annual Tony Awards will be April 27, 2017, for all Broadway productions opening in the 2016-2017 season. Productions which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the eligibility date are considered eligible for 2017 Tony Award nominations.
The Nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards will be announced live on May 2, 2017, from New York City.
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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 President. At the American Theater Wing, David Henry Hwang is Chairman and Heather A. Hitchens is President. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2017 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2017 Tony Awards.
Sponsors for the 2017 Tony Awards include: IBM - develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards digital experience anchored by TonyAwards.com; Carnegie Mellon University – the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner; Grant Thornton LLP – official accounting services partner; City National – official bank of the Tony Awards and presenting sponsor of the Creative Arts Awards; Sofitel New York – official hotel of the Tony Awards; United Airlines – the official airline of the Tony Awards for the last 17 years
About Sofitel New York
Sofitel New York, part of AccorHotels group, is a stylish Midtown hotel with a decidedly French accent in its contemporary décor, sophisticated artwork, brasserie cuisine and cosmopolitan service. It features 398 guest rooms, including 52 suites; function space that serves small to mid-sized events; and an outstanding brasserie, Gaby Restaurant. Sofitel New York is ideally located at 45 West 44th Street, affording easy access to Fifth Avenue and the Times Square theater district. For reservations, call 1-212-354-8844 or visit http://www.sofitel-new-york.com/.