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The 69th Annual Tony Awards set for June on CBS

CBS has set a date for the 69th Annual Tony Awards, the event will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 7 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on CBS. TONY Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.

Next year marks the 69th anniversary of the TONY Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.

The nominations for the 2015 TONY Awards will be announced live on Tuesday, April 28th from New York City.

The 2013 Tony Awards broadcast was recently honored with three Primetime Emmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special; Outstanding Special Class Program and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for “Bigger!”

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 16th consecutive year.

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