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The 2016 Tony Awards Sets a Date

The annual awards show returns to CBS for its 70th year.

The King and I star Kelli O'Hara with her 2015 Tony Award.
(© David Gordon)

The 70th Annual Tony Awards will be held June 5, 2016. The ceremony will be broadcast live from New York City on CBS, where it has been broadcast since 1978.

The Tony Awards, presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

The official eligibility cutoff date will be Tuesday, April 26, 2016, for all Broadway productions opening in the 2015-16 season. Productions that meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the eligibility date are considered eligible for 2016 Tony Award nominations.

The nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards will be announced live on Friday, April 29, from New York City.

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