The producers of the Tony Awards have set a date to celebrate the best of Broadway on June 11 and set it at a new location — just over a hundred blocks north of New York City’s theater district.
The telecast will be broadcast live from the lush and elegant Union Palace, a 3,400-seat theater in Manhattan’s residential neighborhood of Washington Heights. Opened in 1930, it hosts concerts, film premieres and various events.
“We are delighted to bring the Tony Awards to the historic Union Palace for the first time,” said Heather Hitchens, president and CEO of American Theater United and Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway Alliance. “We look forward to ushering in a new golden age from this magnificent golden age theater.”
The deadline for award eligibility is April 27, and nominations for the 2023 Tony Awards will be announced on May 2. The telecast will air on CBS and live on Paramount+.
For years, the awards show has been broadcast at the 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall, or, when not, at the 2,900-seat Beacon Theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.