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New York, NY (October 12, 2017) – The Tony Awards announced today that they will return to the legendary Radio City Music Hall for the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
The Tony Awards also announced today, in conjunction with CBS, a new broadcast agreement that will keep annual Tony Awards broadcast on the CBS Television Network through 2026. The Tony Awards has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.
“CBS has been an amazing and collaborative partner in bringing the live arts we honor, to their viewers,” stated Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing and Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League. “Their continued support has helped make the Tony Awards an acclaimed television event and has allowed us to bring Broadway to homes all over America.”
“The Tony Awards give viewers across the country the opportunity to experience the excitement of Broadway theatre from their very own living rooms," said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment. “We’re pleased to renew our commitment to the performing arts and look forward to continuing this great and long-standing partnership by bringing the best of Broadway to primetime television for many years to come.”
The official eligibility cut-off date will be Thursday, April 26, 2018, for all Broadway productions opening in the 2017-2018 season. Productions which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the eligibility date are considered eligible for 2018 Tony Award nominations.
The Nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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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 Theatre 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 served as Director of the 2017 Tony Awards.
Sponsors for the 2017 Tony Awards included: 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; Nordstrom - official sponsor of the Red Carpet; Sofitel New York – the official hotel of the Tony Awards; Rainbow Room - official partner of the Tony Nominee Luncheon; United Airlines – the official airline of the Tony Awards for the last 17 years and People/Entertainment Weekly – official magazine partners of the Tony Awards.