Tony Awards' 2012 Calendar of Events Confirmed

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The organizers of the Tony Awards have announced the calendar for the upcoming 2011-2012 Tony Award season.

The American Theatre Wing's 66th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will air on CBS on Sunday, June 10 from 8-11 PM (ET/PT).

Here's the outline of 2012 Tony Award events and dates:

Thursday, April 26
Official Cut-Off for 2011-2012 Tony Eligibility. Shows opening April 27 and beyond will be considered part of the next season.

Tuesday, May 1
The 2012 Tony Award Nominations 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 www.TonyAwards.com. A complete list of the 2012 nominations will be available at www.TonyAwards.com immediately following the webcast.

Wednesday, May 2
The annual Meet the Nominees Press Reception, where nominees will speak with media outlets from around the world about their Tony nominations, at the Millennium Broadway Times Square. Thursday, May 31
The exclusive Tony Nominees' Luncheon, hosted by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, "a chance for the nominees to celebrate each other's achievements and receive their nomination certificates." The luncheon will be held at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel. This event is closed to the media.

Saturday, June 9
The 2012 Tony Eve Cocktail Party, hosted by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, presents the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre, as well as honoring Special Award Recipients, at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel.

Sunday, June 10
The 66th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre. The three-hour ceremony will be broadcast live (ET/PT, time delay) on CBS TV 8-11 PM. The awards will be followed by the invite-only Tony Gala.

For more information on the Tony Awards, visit TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards and follow @TheTonyAwards on Twitter.

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The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nick Scandalios is chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is executive director. At the American Theatre Wing, Theodore S. Chapin is chairman and Heather Hitchens is executive director. For Tony Award Productions, Alan Wasser and Allan Williams of Alan Wasser Associates are the general managers. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the executive producers of the 2012 Tony Awards. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2012 Tony Awards.

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