2016 Tony Awards - ShowIt remains to be seen how next year's Tony Awards could possibility live up to the glory that was the 2016 ceremony, which saw "Hamilton" walk away with a whopping 11 trophies. But the show is going to try anyway, setting an official date for the 2017 ceremony.

The American Theatre Wing, which hands out the awards, announced on Tuesday that it had reserved Sunday, June 11, 2017 as the date of 71st annual Tony Awards. The ceremony will air live on longtime home CBS at 8 p.m. EST, with the tape-delayed broadcast airing at 8 p.m. PST. There's no location for the awards yet, though the event will take place as usual in New York City.

There's also been a change in the cut-off date for eligible productions seeking nominations for 2017 Tonys, with plays and musicals opening in the 2016-2017 season now required to debut by April 27 in order to be considered for that year's awards. Nominations are expected to be announced on May 2.

Last year, "Hamilton" swept up, snagging trophies for Best Musical, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Book, and Best Score, among many others. The Lin-Manuel Miranda-starring production took Broadway -- and the world -- by storm. So who's next in line to inherit "Hamilton"'s crown? Stay tuned.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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