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Tony Awards Press Contact:
Slate PR, (212) 235-6813
Shawn Purdy/Lindsey Brown/Alyson Ahrns/Rachael Trager
New York, NY (March 13, 2017) – The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards have announced the calendar for the 2016-2017 season. 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
Following, please find an outline of 2017 Tony Awards events & dates:
Thursday, April 27th
Official cut-off for 2016-2017 Tony Eligibility
Tuesday, May 2nd
The 2017 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT, sponsored by IBM, will take place at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. A live webcast of the event will be available at www.TonyAwards.com. A complete list of the 2017 nominations will be available at www.TonyAwards.com immediately following the webcast.
Wednesday, May 3rd
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 Sofitel New York. Press must pre-register for this event .
Tuesday, May 23rd
The exclusive TONY NOMINEES’ LUNCHEON is a chance for the nominees to celebrate each other’s achievements and receive their nomination certificates. The luncheon will be held at New York City’s iconic landmark, Rainbow Room. This event is closed to the media.
Monday, June 5th
The TONY HONORS COCKTAIL PARTY celebrates the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre and 2017 Special Award Recipients. The event will take place at Sofitel New York.
Sunday, June 11th
THE 71st ANNUAL TONY AWARDS will take place at Radio City Music Hall. 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 at the Plaza.
For more information on the Tony Awards, visit TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards and follow @TheTonyAwards on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.
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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 – the official hotel of the Tony Awards; United Airlines – the official airline of the Tony Awards for the last 17 years