Tony Awards Sets 2018 Dates, Extends CBS Deal Through 2026
The annual Broadway honors ceremony will be broadcast on CBS through 2026.
The 2018 Tony Awards will take place at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, the American Theatre Wing announced Thursday.
A new broadcast agreement will keep the annual ceremony on the CBS through 2026. The Tony Awards broadcast has aired on CBS since 1978.
"CBS has been an amazing and collaborative partner in bringing the live arts we honor, to their viewers,” Heather Hitchens, president of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, said in a statement. “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 theater from their very own living rooms," said Jack Sussman, executive vp, 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.”
Additionally, the awards eligibility cutoff date for all Broadway productions opening in the 2017-2018 season has been set for April 26. Productions which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before that date are considered eligible for nominations, which will be announced live on May 1.
The Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.