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Tony Awards to take place at The Beacon

  |   Nov. 10, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The 65th annual Tony Awards show is to be broadcast from New York's Beacon Theatre in 2011, CBS announced Wednesday.

The presentation honoring theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway has taken place in recent years at Radio City Music Hall. This will be the first time it will be broadcast live from The Beacon.

The 2011 Tony Awards ceremony is to take place June 12.

"What do The Rolling Stones, the Dalai Lama and 'Madame Butterfly' all have in common? They all played The Beacon," Jack Sussman, CBS Entertainment's executive vice president of specials, music and live events, said in a statement. "We're proud to now be adding the Tony Awards on CBS to that iconic list and bringing one of the great annual events of theater and TV to one of the truly great historical landmarks of New York City."

"We're excited to bring the Tony Awards to The Beacon Theatre. We very much look forward to taking this amazing evening honoring the very best in theater, and presenting it to America and the world from a new venue -- completely invigorated with a fresh feel, new set and a clean palette to create from," Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment, executive producers for the telecast, said.

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