As of May 19, all tickets on sale to the general public for the the 1996-97 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall have been sold out.
According to a spokesperson at Keith Sherman Associates, 1,786 tickets were alloted to the public (at $65 and $125) for the event. By May 14, all the $125 tickets were gone, and there were very few $65 tickets left. It is unlikely further tickets will be made available.
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.
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 were available for mezzanine through third mezzanine only. The orchestra is reserved for nominees, press and folk associated with the productions.