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Tony FAQ! Everything You Need to Know About the 2011 Tony Awards Ceremony

Tony FAQ! Everything You Need to Know About the 2011 Tony Awards Ceremony
Get the skinny on the 2011 Tony Awards ceremony!

Are you ready for the 2011 Tony Awards? The annual ceremony celebrating the best of Broadway is fast-approaching! We pulled together some frequently asked questions about the event, so that you can find all of your answers in one place. See you Sunday!

When are the 2011 Tony Awards happening?
Sunday, June 12, 2011, at 8pm.

Where will the Tony Awards ceremony be held?
The Beacon Theatre, which is located in New York City at 2124 Broadway between 74th and 75th Streets on the Upper West Side.

Why did the Tony ceremony move from Radio City Music Hall?
Radio City was been booked by Cirque du Soleil for its latest show, Zarkana, which began performances on June 9.

Who is hosting the 2011 Tony Awards?
Neil Patrick Harris. The How I Met Your Mother actor is no stranger to Broadway; he appeared in Proof in 2002, Cabaret in 2003 and Assassins in 2004. He also hosted the Tonys in 2009 and won an Emmy Award for his efforts.

How can I watch the Tony Awards ceremony?
Tune into CBS from 8-11pm EST to see the presentation of the major awards and performances from current Broadway shows. Or if you’re in New York City, head to Times Square, where they will be broadcast on the Jumbotron.

Who is nominated for the 2011 Tony Awards?
Click here for a complete list of the 2011 Tony Award nominees. Want even more info on the nominees? Click here

What Broadway shows will be performing during the Tony Awards ceremony?

The ceremony will feature performances from nominated shows Anything Goes, Catch Me If You Can, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Sister Act, The Book of Mormon and The Scottsboro Boys, as well as Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, Ghetto Klown, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Memphis. There will also be a performance from the all-star cast of Company, including host Neil Patrick Harris.

What are the Creative Arts Tony Awards?
The Creative Arts Tony Awards honor the people behind the scenes of Broadway productions. Awards included in this portion of the ceremony often include Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Lighting Design. 

How can I see the Creative Arts Tony Awards?
Laura Benanti and Katie Finneran will host a 30-minute ceremony prior to the televised broadcast. No word yet if this presentation will be streamed online, but it is likely clips will be incorporated into the telecast.

Who are the presenters at the 2011 Tony Awards?

On the bill to present at the 2011 Tonys is Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Matthew Broderick, Harry Connick Jr., Viola Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, Kelsey Grammer, Joel Grey, Marg Helgenberger, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Robert Morse, Jim Parsons, David Hyde Pierce, Daniel Radcliffe, Vanessa Redgrave, Chris Rock, Brooke Shields, Robin Williams, Patrick Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones. 

Where can I find photos, videos and features about the big event?
Why, here on, of course! Check in during and after the ceremony for a complete list of winners, extensive photos, red carpet video, fashion favorites and other highlights of Broadway’s biggest night.

How can I participate in the 2011 Tony Awards? 
Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, where we will be chatting, tweeting and sharing all of our extensive coverage. See you there! 

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