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May 22, 2013
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and “Tie The Knot” Dress Up Marriage Equality With Special Edition Tony Award Bow Tie

New York, NY (May 21, 2013) – Jesse Tyler Ferguson and partner, Justin Mikita, have created an exclusive special edition bow tie by “Tie The Knot” for the 2013 Tony Awards. This stylish black textured silk necktie with subtle silver and royal blue stripes is formal enough for black tie affairs such as the Tonys, or for just hanging out on a Saturday in Central Park. “Tie The Knot” was founded to raise awareness and advocate on behalf of marriage equality. All proceeds benefit United States organizations fighting on behalf of LGBT Civil Rights. This exclusive, limited edition Tony bow tie is available for purchase at for $25.

The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 9, 2013.  

For more information on the 2013 Tony Awards, please visit and, follow @TheTonyAwards and use #tonyawards on Twitter and Instagram. 

For more information on the fight for equal marriage rights, visit the Tie The Knot website

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, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather Hitchens is Executive Director. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2013 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2013 Tony Awards.

IBM, the official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards website, across digital platforms.   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.  The New York Times is the official and exclusive print media partner of the Tony Awards. Nexxus Salon Hair Care is the official beauty partner of the Tony Awards. PEOPLE is the official magazine partner of The Tony Awards.

About Tie The Knot

Using a fun play on words, Tie The Knot was founded to raise awareness and advocate on behalf of marriage equality in the United States through art, fashion and entertainment. Combining elements of humor, style and individuality—Tie The Knot releases a limited edition collection of neckwear each season. Tie The Knot’s debut line, which launched in November, sold out in less than four weeks. The spring and summer collections have nearly sold out as well.

For more information on the fight for equal marriage rights, Tie The Knot will keep an active blog with up-to-date news and developments throughout the country on their website You can also follow Tie The Knot on Twitter (, Facebook (, Pinterest ( and YouTube (


About the Tie Bar

Back in 2004, two Chicago attorneys got fed up at paying a fortune for neckties. So rather than continuing to complain about it, they created The Tie Bar ( Teaching themselves about neckwear design and the retail business, they boldly launched The Tie Bar's first collection and opened its virtual doors. Soon their neckties began being featured by major media outlets such as GQ Magazine, major television networks, newspapers and fashion magazines around the world. Their success is credited to a simple business premise-designing their own colorful and stylish neckties (now available in silk, wool, linen and cotton), and then selling them at an affordable price.

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