The best of Broadway is returning to television in June!
Producers announced today that the prestigious Tony Awards is set to air its 67th annual production June 9th on CBS. White Cherry Entertainment's Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss will return as executive producers, with Weiss set to direct the show for the fourteenth consecutive year.
The broadcast also marks a return to the awards ceremony's old home of Radio City Music Hall after two years at the Beacon Theatre. Awards will cover the theater season of 2012 to 2013, with eligibility cut off April 25th and nominations announced live on April 30th.
The Tonys were founded in memorial to Antoinette ("Tony") Perry, the American Theatre Wing's World War II chairperson. First held on April 6th, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom, the winners are selected by eligible voters from The Broadway League and American Theatre Wing.
No host has been announced as of yet, but with the ratings dominance of last year's program thanks in part to lively host Neil Patrick Harris, it would not be shocking if the "How I Met Your Mother" star returned once again for a fourth time. The 2011 edition of the awards show, dominated by multiple wins for Trey Parker and Matt Stone's "The Book of Mormon," received four Primetime Emmy Awards for its effort in 2012.