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Tony Awards 2016 date, venue changed

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The 2016 Tony Awards have finally found their home…and also a brand new airdate.

The Broadway League and American Theatre Wing confirmed that the 70th annual awards show, which was originally set for Sunday, June 5, will now be held a week later on June 12. The ceremony will air live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. 

The ceremony was held last year at Radio City Music Hall, but the venue’s Radio City Rockettes Spring Spectacular show may caused the need for a change in location. The awards will air on CBS, which has been home to the show since 1978.

Delaying the show by one week means that the nomination process has also shifted to accomodate this change. The eligibility date for shows to open on Broadway in order qualify for Tony consideration has been moved up two days, from April 26 to April 28. Nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards will be announced May 3 at the Paramount Hotel.

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