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The Tony Awards Will Return to Radio City Music Hall in 2017 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

The American Theatre Wing’s 71st Annual Tony Awards will return to a historic venue, Radio City Music Hall, New York in 2017. The awards will air live on Sunday, June 11, 2017, 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT, on the CBS Television Network and CBS All Access.

Just announced April 18, 2017: Two-time Academy Award and Tony Award winner Kevin Spacey will serve as host of the 2017 the 71st Annual Tony Awards. Spacey is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s that culminated in his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects in 1995, and an Academy Award for Best Actor for midlife crisis-themed drama American Beauty in 1999. In Broadway theatre, Spacey won a Tony Award for his role in Lost in Yonkers. He was the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London from 2004 until stepping down in mid-2015. Since 2013, Spacey is in the Netflix drama series House of Cards winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.


Lupita Nyong’o, 70th Annual Tony Awards, Beacon Theatre, New York, June 12, 2016. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

The Tony Awards, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and have a longstanding tradition of taking place at Radio City Music Hall. The show was held there every year from 1997 through 2010 – except when the Hall underwent renovations in 1999. The Tonys then returned to Radio City again from 2013 to 2015.

“Bringing Broadway’s biggest night back to Radio City Music Hall truly feels like returning home. Over the years, we have created some magical and iconic moments at Radio City – and we are thrilled to return and share the stories of this year’s incredible season on Broadway,” said Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, in a statement.

The 2017 awards ceremony will mark the 17th time the Tonys have been presented at Radio City – more than any other venue. The official eligibility cut-off date for the 71st Annual Tony Awards will be April 27, 2017, for all Broadway productions opening in the 2016-2017 season. Productions that 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 from New York City on May 2, 2017 in a live webcast on TonyAwards.com.

Lisa Pacino and Under The Duvet Productions are based in New York. Photography services are available worldwide. If you wish to book photography services, receive information, and/or license images for commercial and/or promotional use please E-mail: UnderTheDuvetProductions@gmail.com

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Sources: The Broadway League, American Theatre Wing

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