Some tickets are still available to the public for the 1997 Tony Awards. According to a spokesperson at Keith Sherman Associates, 1,786 tickets were alloted to the public (at $65 and $125) for the Radio City Music Hall event. By May 14, all the $125 tickets were gone, and there were very few $65 tickets left. Some tickets are being saved for nominees and people in the show, and if those don't get snapped up, they might be available to the public, but those plans are not yet set.
Tickets to the Awards ceremony went on sale to the general public 10 AM (ET) Monday, May 5, with more than 1,000 snapped up in the first two hours. TicketMaster's special number for the Tony tix is (212) 307-7171.
Playbill On-Line obtained a block of Tony tickets exclusively for members of the Playbill On-Line Club in mid April, but the tickets sold out in less than 24 hours.
The awards ceremony will be held 7-11 PM June 1 at Radio City, and broadcast over PBS (8-9 PM, ET) and CBS TV (9-11 PM, ET). This will be the first time members of the general public will be admitted to the black tie event, which recognizes excellence in the Broadway theatre.
Tickets are available for mezzanine through third mezzanine only. The orchestra will be reserved for nominees, press and folk associated with the productions. A Radio City spokesperson said the tickets will be sold both at the box office and via TicketMaster.