Tonys stay on CBS through 2018

CBS closed a new deal with The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing to keep the annual Tony Awards broadcast on CBS through 2018.

The awards show, which honors theater pros for their work on Broadway, has been on CBS for the past 35 years. The 67th Annual Tonys will air live from Radio City Music Hall on June 9. Neil Patrick Harris returns as host.

“The Tony Awards give viewers across the country the opportunity to experience the excitement of Broadway theater from their very own living rooms,” said Jack Sussman, CBS’ Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, in a statement.  “We’re pleased to renew our commitment to the performing arts and look forward to continuing this great and long-standing partnership by bringing the best of Broadway to primetime television for many years to come.”

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