Date Set for 71st Annual Tony Awards
Save the date! The 71st Annual Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2017. The ceremony, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, will once again air on CBS. The ceremony has been broadcast on the network since 1978.
The official eligibility cut-off date 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 from New York City.
No word yet on where the Great White Way's biggest night will be held; its usual locale, Radio City Music Hall, was occupied this year, so Hamilton ended up sweeping the board at the Beacon Theatre. We also don't know who will host, but after his performance this past year, Tony winner James Corden has to be in the running once again.
The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.