Playbill has a long-standing relationship with the Tony Awards, having published the program book from 1967–the first time the Awards were held in a theatre–until 2011.
"We are honored to reignite this exciting partnership with Playbill to create the Tony Awards program book, an illustrious piece of Broadway history each year," Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, said in a statement.
"Providing Broadway with the best programs has been Playbill's job for 131 years. It is a great honor to serve the extraordinary talent on stages across the country, and we are equally as honored to once again serve Broadway's highest honor, The Tony Awards," Philip Birsh, President and CEO of Playbill said in a statement.
The American Theatre Wing’s 69th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 7 (8–11 PM ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network, live from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. 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 Thursday, April 23, 2015, for all Broadway productions opening in the 2014-2015 season. Productions which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the eligibility date are considered eligible for 2015 Tony Award nominations. The nominations for the 2015 Tony Awards will be announced live on Tuesday, April 28, from New York City.
A limited number of tickets to the 2015 Tony Awards will be made available to the general public. Tickets will be available at TonyAwards.com starting on April 28.