Tony night is getting even bigger - with more ways to experience the awards! This year for the first-time ever, Broadway fans will be able to go backstage at the Tony Awards with BroadwayHD’s Behind the Scenes Livestream during the CBS telecast of the American Theatre Wing's 70th Annual Tony Awards®, live from the Beacon Theatre on June 12.
The Tony Awards welcome BroadwayHD as an Official Sponsor of the 70th Annual Tony Awards and Presenting Sponsor of the Behind the Scenes Livestream.
On June 12, TonyAwards.com and BroadwayHD will join forces to stream extra behind-the-scenes exclusive backstage video content. The fun will include first-reaction interviews with award winners moments after they have received their Tony, real-time reactions as winners are announced and as casts prepare to perform onstage, pre-recorded video content from dress rehearsals, and more.
You’ll be able to watch the Behind the Scenes Livestream on BroadwayHD.com and TonyAwards.com on June 12, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Launched in October of 2015 by Broadway producers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley, who among them have nine Tony Award wins, BroadwayHD is on a mission to promote and preserve live theatre, extending the reach of Broadway and Broadway-caliber shows to anyone, anywhere. This sponsorship is the next step in furthering the brand’s mission by allowing viewers around the globe to take a peek behind the curtain and experience the behind-the-scenes excitement at The Tony Awards for the very first time.
“Celebrating the performing arts is extremely important to us, and we have admired how the Tony Awards has been doing just that for 70 years now. This partnership seemed like the perfect fit in order to continue our mission and we could not be more thrilled to provide our viewers with another unique way to experience the magic of Broadway,” said Lane and Comley.
“Through our partnership with BroadwayHD, we are able to share all of the magic, excitement and chaos that happens backstage on Tony night. For the first time ever, our fans - no matter where in the world they may be – whether on their couch or their mobile device – will experience intimate behind-the-scenes moments that will allow them to feel as if they are at the Beacon Theatre in New York City," Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, said in a statement.
For up-to-date information on the Tony Awards, come back to TonyAwards.com daily through June 12 and beyond. You can also visit the Tony Awards on Facebook and follow @TheTonyAwards on Instagram, Twitter, and SnapChat.
The American Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden, will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The Tony Awards, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.Revised Sunday, 09 April, 2017