CBS signs Tony Award deal

Jan. 20, 2004 at 3:14 PM

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. network CBS has signed a six-year agreement for the rights to televise the prestigious Tony Awards through 2010.

New executive producers of the 2004 Tony Awards, Variety reports, are Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment.

This year's Annual Tony Awards, the 58th, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall's stage on June 6. Nominations for the 2004 awards will be announced on May 10, five days after the cut-off date for eligibility for the 2003-2004 Broadway season.

This will be the fourth year that Weiss serves as director of the three-hour broadcast. Kirshner has worked on 11 of the previous 12 Tony Awards, having served as associate producer, executive in charge of production and producer. Previous executive producer of the Tony Awards was Gary Smith.

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