The Tony Awards: Predict-the-Winners game allows fans to compete through Facebook against their friends, a team of experts and other notable personalities. Experts include Roger Friedman (Showbiz 411), Michael Musto (The Village Voice), David Sheward (Back Stage),Thom Geier and Melissa Bernardo (Entertainment Weekly), and Gold Derby editors Tom O’Neil and Paul Sheehan.
Participants of The Tony Awards: Predict-the-Winners game will have the opportunity to win tickets to next year’s Tony Awards ceremony in New York City and autographed memorabilia. Participants will have the opportunity to win not only by correctly predicting the winners in the Award categories, but by also correctly answering fun questions about the Tony Awards telecast, such as “How many winners will thank their mothers in their acceptance speeches?”
The Tony Awards: Predict the Winners Facebook Game was developed by GoldDerby.com, a site created by awards historian Tom O’Neil to provide extensive coverage of the Tony Awards, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards and Golden Globe Awards, and more. In addition to providing celebrity interviews, in-depth award news and analysis, Gold Derby empowers users to compete against their friends and experts while predicting winners in a gaming context similar to fantasy sports. Its apps have been developed under the supervision of project manager Conor Stapleton.
The 66th Annual Tony Awards, which are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012. 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 the official beauty partner of the Tony Awards. The New York Times is the official media partner of the Tony Awards.