The Tony Awards are going back to the place where the Rockettes high-kick it.
The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, joint producers of the show that honors the best of Broadway, said Monday that the glittery event will be broadcast live by CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.
Producers of the show were forced to find a new home for the 2011 event after Cirque du Soleil moved into the 6,000-seat Rockefeller Center arena with its $50 million acrobatic rock opera Zarkana. The Tonys had been hosted at Radio City from 1997-2010.
For the past two years, the Tonys were handed out at the Beacon Theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The venue was much smaller, having only about 2,870 seats, leading to ticket-rationing and a struggle to seat the often large amount of show producers. READ FULL STORY »