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After two years on New York’s Upper West Side, the Tony Awards will return to Radio City Music Hall.
Broadway World reported that the 67th annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in on Sunday, June 9 on CBS. The network has been broadcasting the awards for excellence on Broadway since 1978.
According to The Washington Post, producers were forced to find another venue for the awards in 2011 because of Cirque du Soleil’s acrobatic rock opera, Zarkana.
For the last two years, the show has been held at the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side, a much smaller venue with about 2,870 seats. The limited availability of space led to problems such as ticket-rationing and difficulty seating the large number of producers in attendance.
Fortunately for organizers of the award ceremony, Zarkana left after the summer. Radio City Music Hall, which has previously been the site of the Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and the ESPY Awards, was available for the return of the Tony Awards, which was first televised in 1967.
The nominations for the 67th Annual Tony Awards will be announced live on April 30.