Breaking News: Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes First Rulings of the Season on CATS, PARAMOUR & More!

By: Oct. 14, 2016
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The Tony Awards Administration Committee met yesterday for the first time this season and confirmed the eligibility of two Broadway productions, Paramour and Cats, for the 2017 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®. The two productions are consistent with opening night billing.

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Andy Blankenbuehler, who choreographed the show (based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne), has been deemed ineligible in the category.

Additionally, the Committee determined that the newly renovated Hudson Theatre will be deemed a Tony eligible theatre, beginning in the 2016-2017 season. The theatre, located on West 44th Street, will have a minimum of 970 seats without the use of the orchestra pit and 948 seats when the orchestra pit is utilized by a production.

The American Theatre Wing's 71st Annual Tony Awards will air 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. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

The official eligibility cut-off date 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. The Tony Award Nominations will be announced live on May 2, 2017.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee meets a total of four times throughout the 2016-2017 season to decide the eligibility for the 71st Annual Tony Awards.

Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy