2011 TONY AWARDS® INVITES FANS TO WATCH THE TONYS LIVE
FROM TIMES SQUARE
The Tony Awards, in Partnership with Time Square Alliance and Clear Channel Spectacolor and its Simulcast Co-Sponsors
Daktronics Inc., Cohen & Perfetto LLP and the Broadway Association --
Broadcast the Red Carpet, Courtesy of NY1, and Entire Awards Show
on the SpectacolorHD Screen on Sunday, June 12th
New York (June 8, 2011) – The 65th Annual Tony Awards will be simulcast live to Times Square on Sunday, June 12th. The Tony Awards, in partnership with the Times Square Alliance and Clear Channel Spectacolor, in addition to simulcast co-sponsors, Daktronics Inc., Cohen & Perfetto LLP and the Broadway Association, will air the Tony Awards Red Carpet courtesy of NY1 and the entirety of the Tony Awards show, including the Creative Arts Awards, on Clear Channel’s SpectacolorHD screen in Times Square on Sunday, June 12th, from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Fans in Times Square will also be treated to NY1’s pre-show, On STAGE’s Red Carpet to the TONYS hosted by Roma Torre and Donna Karger, with Patrick Pacheco, Frank DiLella and Stephanie Simon, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. – also available to Time Warner Cable’s New York City Region customers in HD on channel 701 (or standard definition on channel 1). The red carpet will be followed by full coverage of the Tony Awards ceremony live from the Beacon Theatre; including the Creative Arts Awards, which are presented by the InterContinental Hotel and Resorts, which can only otherwise be viewed inside the Beacon Theatre!
The simulcast will take place, rain or shine, with full audio with seating available, starting at 5:30 p.m. in Duffy Square, throughout the evening.
“This will be our third year simulcasting the Tony Awards live in Times Square,” said Howard Sherman, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing. “The simulcast and events in Time Square have become a fun tradition that we hope all New Yorkers will be a part of when they join us on Sunday evening.”
"It is an absolute thrill to share the Tony Awards experience with the heart of the Broadway Community - Times Square,” said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League. “The simulcast gives fans the unique opportunity to share in the experience, together, and cheer on their favorite Broadway stars from the red carpet to the Award presentations. The energy on that night, in Times Square, is absolutely incredible.”
“Broadway and Times Square are inseparable, so we are thrilled that the greatest performers on earth can be seen digitally at the most dramatic stage on earth – the heart of Times Square!” said Tim Tompkins, president of Times Square Alliance.
For those not in the New York City area, the Tony Awards will be broadcast live, from the Beacon Theatre on CBS, Sunday, June 12th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). The 2011 Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.
For up-to-the-minute news follow The Tony Awards on Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards or Twitter.com/TheTonyAwards.
ABOUT THE TONY AWARDS
The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Paul Libin is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, Theodore S. Chapin is Chairman and Howard Sherman is Executive Director. For Tony Award Productions, Alan Wasser and Allan Williams of Alan Wasser Associates are the General Managers. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2011 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2011 Tony Awards.
IBM, an official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards web site, www.TonyAwards.com. United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards. Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is the official and exclusive Hotel Partner for the 2011 Tony Awards and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is the Title Sponsor of the Creative Arts Awards. Visa is the official and exclusive card of the Tony Awards. Avis is the official rental car of the Tony Awards. USA TODAY is the official media partner of the Tony Awards.
ABOUT CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR
Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE:CCO) is the world’s largest outdoor advertising company with close to one million displays in 45 countries across 5 continents. In the United States, the company operates over 200,000 advertising displays and has a presence in 48 of the top 50 Designated Market Areas. It also operates airport, rail, and mall advertising businesses worldwide. Its Spectacolor (U.S.) and DEFI (international) divisions are the global market leaders in spectacular sign displays, including in New York’s Times Square. Clear Channel Adshel is the company's international street furniture division, which operates over 3,500 municipal advertising contracts worldwide. Clear Channel Outdoor also operates digital displays and networks in most of its divisions. More information may be found by visiting www.clearchanneloutdoor.com.
Daktronics designs, manufactures, sells and services dynamic visual communication systems for customers worldwide. Daktronics is a public corporation whose stock is traded on the Nasdaq national market under the symbol DAKT. More information about the services of Daktronics is available at:
ABOUT COHEN & PERFETTO LLP
Marshall J. Cohen and Louis A. Perfetto formed Cohen & Perfetto LLP, a full service boutique real estate law firm, in mid-2005. Based at 444 Madison Avenue, Cohen & Perfetto serves land developers, residential and commercial developers, banks, institutional and individual owners, landlords and tenants, and lenders and borrowers from middle market to Fortune 500 companies. The firm has experience and expertise in handling many types of commercial real estate transactions and provides the level of service found in a large firm with a personal feel. For more information please call (212) 488 1300 or visit www.cohenperfetto.com
ABOUT the BROADWAY ASSOCIATION
The Broadway Association, founded in 1911, is a not-for-profit business association devoted to the cultural and economic betterment of west mid-town, which comprises the Broadway Theatre District. The Association has a history of proactive service to its membership of property owners, major corporate tenants, hotels, restaurants, unions, civic associations, theatre companies, developers, banks, law firms and publishers. More information about the Broadway Association and its activities at:www.broadwayassociation.org
About Times Square Alliance
The Times Square Alliance, founded in 1992, works to improve and promote Times Square - cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century. In addition to providing core neighborhood services with its Public Safety Officers and Sanitation Associates, the Alliance promotes local businesses; encourages economic development and public improvements; co-coordinates numerous major events in Times Square (including the annual New Year’s Eve and Broadway on Broadway celebrations); manages the Times Square Visitor Center and Mini-Museum; and advocates on behalf of its constituents with respect to a host of public policy, planning and quality-of-life issues.www.TimesSquareNYC.org.
ABOUT NY1 NEWS
NY1 News, a division of Time Warner Cable is available to more than two and half million subscribers on channel 1 on the following cable systems: Time Warner Cable’s NYC Region (serving Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and portions of Brooklyn), Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey, parts of Westchester and the Hudson Valley and Cablevision Systems of New York City (serving the rest of Brooklyn and the Bronx). It can also be seen on channel 122 on Time Warner Cable Rochester, channel 111 on Time Warner Cable Syracuse, channel 1011 on Time Warner Cable Binghamton and channel 515 on Time Warner Cable Albany as well as being shown on closed-circuit television in the state capitol and in high definition on channel 701. NY1 News is available on the World Wide Web at http://ny1.com.
ABOUT TIME WARNER CABLE’S NEW YORK CITY REGION
Time Warner Cable’s New York City Region serves over 1.4 million customers in four NYC boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties) and Bergen and Hudson Counties, New Jersey. Visit www.timewarnercable.com/nynj.
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmediasales.com.
# # #