New York, NY (April 6, 2017) – The Tony Awards Administration Committee met once again for the third time this season and confirmed the eligibility of six Broadway productions for the 2017 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2016-2017 season to figure out the eligibility for the 71st Annual Tony Awards.
Some of the productions discussed were:
- August Wilson’s Jitney
- Sunset Boulevard
- Significant Other
- The Glass Menagerie
- Come From Away
- Arthur Miller’s The Price
Based on these discussions, the committee made the following determinations:
- Tracy Christensen will be considered eligible in the Best Costume Design of a Musical category for her work on Sunset Boulevard.
- David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber will be considered eligible in the Best Orchestrations category for their work on Sunset Boulevard.
- Gideon Glick will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Significant Other.
- Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Arthur Miller’s The Price.
All other eligibility rulings were consistent with opening night billing.
The American Theatre Wing’s 71st Annual Tony Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT).
The Tony Awards, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.
Additionally, the Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
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 which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the eligibility date are considered eligible for 2017 Tony Award nominations.
Furthermore, the Nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards will be announced live, by Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski and 2016 Tony Nominee Christopher Jackson, on May 2, 2017, from The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
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About the Tony Awards
The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Robert E. Wankel is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is President. At the American Theater Wing, David Henry Hwang is Chairman and Heather A. Hitchens is President.
Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2017 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2017 Tony Awards.
Sponsors for the 2017 Tony Awards include: IBM – develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards digital experience anchored by TonyAwards.com; Carnegie Mellon University – the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner; Grant Thornton LLP – official accounting services partner; City National – official bank of the Tony Awards and presenting sponsor of the Creative Arts Awards; Sofitel New York – the official hotel of the Tony Awards; United Airlines – the official airline of the Tony Awards for the last 17 years