The American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers has announced an extension of its 27-year relationship with the CBS Television Network, having signed a six-year agreement which will give CBS the rights to televise three-hour Tony Award broadcasts through 2010, including the 60th Anniversary special in 2006.
Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment have been appointed as Executive Producers of the 2004 Tony Awards. Weiss will also serve as director of the broadcast, his fourth year.
Tony Award eligibility for the 2003-2004 Broadway season will include shows that opened prior to the cut-off date of May 5. Nominations for the 2004 Tony Awards will be announced May 10. The 58th annual honors will air in a live three-hour ceremony from the stage of Radio City Music Hall on CBS June 6.
The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Award is bestowed annually on "theatre professionals for distinguished achievement." The awards are jointly presented by the League (President Jed Bernstein and Chairman Gerald Schoenfeld) and the Wing (Executive Director Howard Sherman). Elizabeth I. McCann serves as Managing Producer for Tony Award Productions and Joey Parnes is Coordinating Producer.
The official web site of the Tonys is www.TonyAwards.com.