Tony Time: 2016 Tony Awards Dates Set
While it may seem like we just got past Tony Awards season, the beloved Broadway awards ceremony is back in the headlines as deadlines and dates are set for a new season on The Great White Way! With multiple shows already underway and many more steaming ahead, we are looking at what may be an incredibly diverse Tony Awards as Broadway heads into its most diverse season yet. If you thought the race to the Tony Awards could not possibly get more exciting than it did last year, this year may just be out to prove us wrong. With Hamilton already taking Broadway by storm, the highly acclaimed Spring Awakening revival just opening and a new Andrew Lloyd Webber show on the way (School Of Rock), we are looking at incredibly exciting odds for another season on Broadway. Break out those save the date cards! Everything we’re about to mention below is official! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that dates are now set for the 2015-16 Tony Awards season!
With the 2015-16 Broadway season officially underway, The Tony Awards are already setting their eyes on the end of the season. Official dates regarding Tony eligibility are now in place as well as dates for the nominations and awards ceremony itself. Any production that would like to be considered a part of the 2015-16 Broadway season must open before Tuesday April 26th, 2016. Any production opening after this date will be considered a part of the 2016-17 season. The announcement of Tony Award nominations for the 2015-16 season will take place on Friday April 29th, 2016 live from New York City. The Tony Awards ceremony itself will be held June 5th, 2016 live from New York City. As per usual, the ceremony will be broadcast on CBS from 8-11 PM EST.
As for the location, there has been much speculation as to where The 2016 Tony Awards will take place following an announcement from Radio City Music Hall that the Rockettes New York Spectacular will return to Radio City in 2016. However, instead of the spring, the production is slated for a 2016 summer run beginning just a week after the current Tony Awards ceremony date. This means that Radio City would be in the midst of a final tech week on the days the Tony Awards would need the space. Negotiations are reportedly ongoing and an announcement regarding the home for the ceremony will hopefully come sooner rather than later.
As always, Luner on Theatre will keep you updated on all Tony Awards 2016 news as it unfolds with the new Broadway season. While we may not be able to see every single production this season, we most definitely will be covering every single production as we work to provide complete coverage of the 2015-16 Broadway season! (Copyright Note; Unless noted, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post) For complete Tony Awards coverage, visit Luner on Theatre’s Tony Time Page! For more information, visit The Tony Awards Official Website,Facebook Page or Twitter. And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!