Tony Awards pushed back to June, moved to the Beacon Theatre
CBS had two changes to announce this year concerning the “70th Annual Tony Awards,” the event has a new broadcast date and a new locations than previously announced.
This year THE 70th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS will be broadcast live from The Beacon Theatre in New York City, Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This won’t be the first time that the Tony Awards will be presented at the Beacon, which has hosted the event in the past. The TONY Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.
Next year marks the 70th 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 2016 TONY Awards will now be announced live from The Paramount Hotel on May 3. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 17th consecutive year.