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The Tony Awards Still on the Hunt for a New Home

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As previously reported, The Tony Awards will have to forego another year at Radio City Music Hall. The Beacon Theater was rumored to be the second-choice location for the awards ceremony, but The New York Times is now reporting that officials are still searching for an alternative venue for the theatre world's biggest night.

Along with the Beacon, currently under consideration are the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center and the Kings Theater in Brooklyn. All three are significantly smaller than Radio City, with about 3,000 seats compared to the iconic music hall's 6,000.

Tonys officials are attempting to land on a decision this month. "The location is still in negotiations, and we will announce as soon as the deal is finalized," a Tonys spokeswoman told the Times.

The Tony Awards were staged at the Beacon in 2011 and 2012, while Radio City was occupied by Cirque du Soleil; they then returned to the Art Deco theater in 2013. Taking over Radio City starting in June -- when the Tonys are usually held -- will be MSGE's NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR starring The Rockettes.

The American Theatre Wing's 70th Annual TONY AWARDS will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 5, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from New York City. The Tony Awards, which honors theater 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.

Photo Credit: Heather Wines/CBS


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