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New York, NY (May 23, 2013) - The Tony Awards have announced that they have partnered with the historic Paramount Hotel, for a multi-year contract that will position The
The partnership will commence at the annual Tony Eve Cocktail Party which will take place on Saturday, June 8th, hosted by the Paramount Hotel’s food and beverage partner, LDV Hospitality, at their Midtown restaurant, Lugo Caffé (One Penn Plaza). At the event, the Tony Awards will present the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to: Career Transition for Dancers; William Craver; Peter Lawrence, The Lost Colony and the actresses who share the role of “Matilda” in Matilda the Musical: Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Baily Ryan and Milly Shapiro. They will also present the Huntington Theatre Company with the Regional Theatre Award. The evening will also celebrate the 2013 Special Award Recipients; Isabelle Stevenson Award honoree Larry Kramer; and the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award – Bernard Gersten, Ming Cho Lee and Paul Libin.
The event will celebrate this year’s Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre and Special Tony Awards.
The Paramount Hotel will also have a presence a the 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9th, when they host the official “Winner’s Circle Lounge” – the first location where Tony winners will be whisked away to, to celebrate their newly minted statuette with a glass of champagne.
The partnership will expand next season, as the Paramount Hotel will host the 2014 Live Tony Awards Nominations Announcement, the 2014 Meet the Nominees Press Reception, the 2014 Tony Nominees Luncheon and the 2014 Tony Honors Cocktail Reception.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Paramount Hotel – a historic Times Square landmark. The Paramount has been part of Times Square and the Theatre District’s history for many years and we look forward to many years to come!” said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing.
"Supporting the arts and recognizing the accomplishments of the artists and players whose creative work enriches all of our lives is important to me. It is befitting that Paramount Hotel who shares a similar creative imagination is the new Tony awards official hotel partner,” says Aby Rosen, Co-founder of RFR Holding LLC. “Our partnership brings two iconic brands together to further strengthen and support our thriving Broadway and Times Square community. We couldn't be more excited."
The 2013 Tony Awards will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 9th 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
For more information on the 2013 Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards, follow @TheTonyAwards and use #tonyawards on Twitter and Instagram.
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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, 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, www.TonyAwards.com 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. Royal Caribbean International is the official cruise line of the Tony Awards. Paramount Hotel is the official hotel partner of the Tonys. PEOPLE is the official magazine partner of The Tony Awards.
About the Paramount Hotel
Paramount, the landmark hotel in the heart of the theater district, unveiled its new look as a part of a year-1long 40 million dollar re-imagination project in March, 2013. Located on 46th street between Broadway and 8th Avenue, the historic hotel is just steps away from Times Square and restaurant row, and will be fully completed with the reopening of Billy Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe in fall of 2013, following a 61-year hiatus. As one of a very few hotels designed by prolific theater architect Thomas W. Lamb, the building was designated a New York City landmark in 2009 and has since been transformed for the 21st century traveler, offering modern design and amenities while paying tribute to its 1928 origins. The re-imagination includes the new Paramount Bar & Grill, Corso Italian coffee bar, retail concept Free & The Brave, contemporary event spaces, and a two-story lobby. Guests will also delight in the 597 newly reinvigorated guest rooms and suites, Paramount News, a stylishly curated store offering design-focused souvenirs, daily newspapers and travel essentials, and Paramount Fit, a state-of-the-art fitness center available 24 hours-a-day. For reservations and additional information, please call + 1 212 764 5500 or visit www.nycparamount.com.
About LDV Hospitality
Founded in 2008 by John Meadow and Curt Huegel, New York-based LDV Hospitality is one of the fastest growing multi-concept hospitality companies in the country. With a portfolio of 18 food and beverage outlets, LDV Hospitality has created partnerships with celebrity chefs such as Scott Conant, Marc Forgione, Alain Allegretti, Sam Hazen and nightlife mogul, Amy Sacco to craft some of the most critically-acclaimed restaurants, bars and lounges in the United States. These include: Scarpetta in New York, at the Montage in Beverly Hills, at the Fontainebleau in Miami and at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, American Cut and Azure at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, Dolce Italian, Rec Room and The Regent Cocktail Club at the Gale Hotel in Miami, Bistro La Promenade in New York, D.O.C.G. Enoteca at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Lugo Caffé in New York and at Revel Resort in Atlantic City, NO. 8, Veritas, Paramount Bar & Grill, Corso Coffee, Local and Lucy’s Cantina Royale in New York. Further expanding its empire of remarkable brands, LDV Imports was created in 2009.This division currently distributes Anèri Trifcaffé Espresso and olive oil and Corso Coffee in the US.For more information on LDV Hospitality, please visit www.ldvhospitality.com