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Our staff wants to keep you informed on the latest Broadway news. The following is a reprinted copy of a press release from The American Theatre Wing's 2008 Tony Award's Event Listings.
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THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING’S 2008 TONY AWARDS CALENDAR OF OFFICIAL TONY EVENTS
Official_Press_Release 02:59 pm EDT 05/02/08
With the arrival of spring comes the calendar for the 2007-2008 Tony® Award season. The American Theatre Wing’s 62nd Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, June 15th from 8:00 – 11:00 PM (ET/PT time delay). The Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Following is a list of the upcoming official Tony events: Wednesday, May 7thOFFICIAL CUT-OFF FOR 2007-2008 TONY ELIGIBILITY Sunday, May 11th The VISA SIGNATURE TONYS PREVIEW CONCERT, hosted by A Chorus Line’s Mario Lopez, will tape a special broadcast at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The preview concert will feature performances by all 12 Tony eligible musicals and will air on WCBS-TV (Channel 2) in New York on June 7th, and across the country on O&O’s and CBS affiliates between May 26th and June 7th. Tuesday, May 13thTony Award winning actor, David Hyde Pierce and Tony Award winning actress Sara Ramirez, will announce the 2008 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS live from The New York Public Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. A complete list of the 2008 nominees will be available at www.TonyAwards.com on May 13th. Wednesday, May 14th The annual MEET THE NOMINEES PRESS RECEPTION will take place at The Hilton New York Hotel. Thursday, May 29th The exclusive TONY NOMINEES LUNCHEON, is a chance for the nominees to celebrate each other’s achievements and receive their nomination certificates. This event is closed to the media. Sunday, June 15th THE 62nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS take place at Radio City Music Hall. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 6:00 PM. The three-hour ceremony will be broadcast live (ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network from 8:00 – 11:00 PM. The Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nina Lannan is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, Sondra Gilman is Chairman, Doug Leeds is President and Howard Sherman is Executive Director. For Tony Award Productions, Elizabeth I. McCann is Managing Producer and Joey Parnes is Coordinating Producer. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment are Executive Producers of the 2008 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2008 Tony Awards. The official Tony Awards web site, www.TonyAwards.com, is developed, designed, and hosted by IBM, an official partner of the Tonys. News and feature content is provided in cooperation with Playbill.com.