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2012 Tony Awards to Host Annual Showcase at the Times Square Museum and Visitor Center

The Tony Awards
2012 TONY AWARDS TO HOST

ANNUAL SHOWCASE AT THE TIMES SQUARE MUSEUM AND VISITOR CENTER

New York, NY (May 23, 2012) – The Tony Awards will host the second annual Tony Awards Showcase at the Times Square Museum and Visitor Center (located on Seventh Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets).  The Tony Awards Showcase will run from today through the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 30th. Admission to the 2012 Tony Showcase is free to the public.

“We are thrilled to be able to once again share these pieces of Tony history with Broadway fans, both here in New York City, and those visiting from around the world,” said Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing. “The Times Square Museum and Visitor Center, located right in the heart of Times Square, is the perfect place for us to celebrate the Tony Award legacy,” said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League.

The 2012 Tony Award Showcase will include historic Tony memorabilia from the past 66 years including an actual Tony Award, an Audemars Piguet Clock from the Tony Awards Red Carpet and costumes from Tony nominated and winning shows including Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Porgy and Bess, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, Sunset Boulevard, Phantom of the Opera, and many others, all of which are on loan from Theatre Development Fund's Costume Collection.

The 2012 Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.  For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com.

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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, Nick Scandalios is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, Theodore S. Chapin is Chairman and Heather Hitchens 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 2012 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2012 Tony Awards.

IBM, an official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards website, www.TonyAwards.com.  Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet and Green Room.  United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards.  Avis is the official rental car of the Tony Awards. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is the official hotel partner of the Tony Awards, sponsor of the Creative Arts Awards and host of the Tony Nominee Luncheon, and Tony Eve Cocktail Party presenting the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. Nexxus Salon Hair Care is the official beauty partner of the Tony Awards. Royal Caribbean International is the official cruise line partner of the Tony Awards. The New York Times is the official media partner of the Tony Awards.

ABOUT THE TIMES SQUARE MUSEUM AND VISITOR CENTER

The Times Square Museum and Visitor Center is the home of the "Times Square Story", featuring the New Year’s Eve Centennial Ball which stood atop One Times Square in 2007 and recreates the magical New Year’s Eve countdown. The newly renovated Museum also includes a free exhibit on historic Broadway, video highlights of Times Square’s past and present and a Fantasy and Desire exhibit featuring a restored “Peep-O-Rama” sign from 42nd Street’s last peep show. Visitors can also buy tickets to Broadway shows, make a wish at the New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall, take tours of the city from Gray Line New York, shop at the official Times Square store and get information on New York City’s many tourist attractions.

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