Prizeo and the 71st Annual Tony Awards are hosting a special sweepstakes that will give one lucky winner the chance at the Ultimate Tony Awards® Experience.
Beginning April 25, with just a $10 donation at prizeo.com/tonyawards, fans will receive 100 entries for the chance to win the Ultimate Tony Awards Experience on Sunday, June 11—two VIP tickets to the dress rehearsal and the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, two tickets to the Tony Awards Gala, the chance to walk the red carpet, roundtrip airfare for two, and two-night hotel accommodations at the Sofitel New York.
Benefiting The Broadway League Foundation and the American Theatre Wing, the Ultimate Tony Awards Experience encourages fans to post vintage photos and tell their arts education impact stories using the hashtag #IWasThatKid, inspired by Neil Patrick Harris’ 2013 Tony Awards opening number, written by Tony Award winners Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
“It’s important now, more than ever, to advocate for arts education,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing. “We are proud to partner with our friends at Prizeo to offer this exciting chance to do just that. Join us in supporting these two crucial programs that educate students and motivate a lifelong appreciation of the arts.”
Some of Broadway’s biggest names are helping to kick-off this campaign including 2015 Tony Award-winner Lena Hall, past Tony-nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Brandon Uranowitz, and Broadway’s Mandy Gonzalez, Eva Maria Noblezada, Michael Park, Caesar Samayoa, and Michael Xavier.
The Ultimate Tony Awards® Experience runs from April 25 through May 23 at prizeo.com/tonyawards. The lucky winner will be announced May 30.
The American Theatre Wing's 71st Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. You can also stream the Tony Awards live across platforms with the CBS All Access subscription service (live stream is available in select markets. Visit CBS.com/allaccess for details.) 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.
The Nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards will be announced live on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from the New York City Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
The Broadway League Foundation Inc. is the charitable arm of The Broadway League, the national trade association for Broadway and Touring Broadway theatre. The Foundation's mission is to enlighten and increase the public's knowledge, appreciation and awareness of theatre arts; and to preserve and promote live theatre as a vital and culturally significant artistic medium.
Among the Foundation’s many initiatives is Broadway Bridges™, whose goal is to give every New York City public high school student the chance to see a Broadway show before graduation. Working with the support of the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects (OASP), this effort represents Broadway’s commitment to New York City and Broadway’s future audience, as well as its workforce. This program is being developed as a pilot program with the hopes of expanding it throughout the country.
How it works:
By bringing students to Broadway, the Broadway League Foundation is working to cultivate the next generation of theatregoers and professionals.
We invite you to learn more about Broadway Bridges and the Broadway League Foundation.
As the American Theatre Wing celebrates our Centennial in 2017, we reaffirm our unwavering commitment to make the American Theatre more vital and diverse, and to bring theatre into the lives of young people across the country. Our mission is to ensure that the next generation is on stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience.
Theatre education has a giant, measurable, positive impact on the lives of young people. However, only 45% of high school students and 4% of elementary students have access to it. For students of color, divide those numbers in half. This is a crisis for the future of artists, audiences, and diversity in the arts.
We believe one of the most powerful ways to promote the art form is to invest directly in the early development and training of young artists, and to empower teachers to offer the best possible theatre education. With support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, the American Theatre Wing is bringing theatre into the lives of talented high-need students across the country. Through the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative we:
Now, more than ever, is a crucial, meaningful time to invest in the future of artists, audiences, and diversity in the arts.
For more information on the American Theatre Wing and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative, visit americantheatrewing.org.Revised Wednesday, 26 April, 2017