When are the 2012 Tony Awards?


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Now that the Oscars are over we can move on to Broadway’s big night, the 2012 Tony Awards.

‘The 66th Annual Tony Awards’ will take place on June 10 in a three-hour ceremony at New York’s Beacon Theatre. The show will be broadcast at 8 p.m. on CBS -- live on the East Coast and tape-delayed on the West Coast. Nominations will be announced May 1.

On Wednesday, the American Theatre Wing announced the full Tony season calendar for its annual awards:


April 26: Official cut-off for 2011-12 Tony eligibility.

May 1: The Tony Award nomination announcement will take place at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center. A live webcast of the event will be available at

May 2: The annual ‘Meet the Nominees Press Reception’ will take place at the Millennium Broadway Times Square.

May 31: The Tony Nominee luncheon will be held at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel. At the closed-to-the-media event, nominees will gather and receive their nomination certificates.

June 9: The ‘Tony Eve Cocktail Party,’ which presents the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre and recognizes special award recipients, will take place at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel.

June 10: ‘The 66th Annual Tony Awards’ takes place at 8 p.m. at the Beacon Theatre. The awards will be followed by the private Tony Gala.



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