|June 4, 2014|
Past Tony Award Nominee Kerry Butler and Justin Guarini to Co-host Sixth Annual Simulcast on June 8th
New York, New York (June 4, 2014) – Clear Channel Spectacolor, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE: CCO), in partnership with the Times Square Alliance and the City of New York, announced today the sixth annual simulcast of the Tony Awards on June 8th in Times Square. Clear Channel Spectacolor is Co-Producer of the 2014 simulcast and an official media partner of the 68th Annual Tony Awards. The event will be co-hosted by past Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler and singerJustin Guarini.
“Clear Channel Spectacolor has been a producing partner of the popular Tony’s Simulcast since its conception,” said Harry Coghlan, President, Clear Channel Outdoor New York. “The Broadway community is the heartbeat of Times Square, and we are proud to offer this uniquely New York outdoor viewing experience to resident and visiting Broadway fans in celebration the best of the best along ‘The Great White Way’.”
The Times Square simulcast event will commence at 7:00pm and will air portions of the Tony Awards Red Carpet courtesy of NY1. The entirety of the Tony Awards show, including the Creative Arts Awards which can only otherwise be seen live inside Radio City Music Hall, will also be broadcast at the event. The outdoor celebration of Broadway will also feature special guest appearances.
NY1’s extended red carpet coverage, On STAGE’s Live Red Carpet to the Tony’s kicks-off the star-studded evening with hosts Donna Karger, Patrick Pacheco, Frank DiLella, and Stephanie Simon, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., available to TWC NEWS, NY1. From 7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Stephanie Simon keeps the energy high in Times Square with guests fromThe Great White Way and feature stories in advance of the Tony Awards’ viewing party.
The 68th Annual Tony Awards will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 8th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Theatre lovers will have a front seat to all the action as the NY1 lead-in programs and CBS’ telecast of the Tony Awards will presented in Times Square. The simulcast will take place rain or shine, with full audio and seating for 1,000 guests starting at 7:00 pm on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets. The event is free and open to the public.
“We are thrilled to once again be hosting the Tony Awards Simulcast in Times Square. The event has become a New York tradition and a destination for theatre fans to celebrate the Tony Awards along with their favorite Broadway stars,” said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway Leagueand Heather Hitchens Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing. ”There is truly nothing like the experience of celebrating Broadway’s biggest night in the heart of Times Square.”
Co-host, Kerry Butler was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical in 2008 for her role in Xanadu. Currently, Butler is starring inUnder My Skin at The Little Shubert Theater. Co-host Justin Guarini was first runner-up on the debut season of American Idol and is now starring in Broadway’s Wicked as Fiyero.
“Times Square has always been known for two things – the spectacular signs and the Broadway theaters. This event brings the two together to showcase the Broadway’s biggest night right here in our Town Square,” said Tim Tompkins,President of the Times Square Alliance.
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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 2014 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2014 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. Carnegie Mellon University is the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards. Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet. City National Bank is the official bank of the Tony Awards. United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards. Nexxus Salon Hair Care is the official beauty partner of the Tony Awards. Paramount Hotel is the official hotel partner of the Tonys. The New York Times is the official and exclusive print media partner of the Tony Awards. PEOPLE is the official magazine partner of the Tony Awards. Clear Channel Spectacolor is an official media partner of the TonyAwards and co-producer of the Tonys Simulcast in Times Square.
About Clear Channel Spectacolor
Clear Channel Spectacolor is the US market leader in spectacular sign displays and a division of one of the world’s leading outdoor advertising companies, Offering innovative out-of-home marketing resources in major pedestrian destinations such as Times Square and The Las Vegas Strip, Clear Channel Spectacolor’s inventory includes: spectacular billboards, time-based video screens, wallscapes, sky murals, unique ad panels and experiential marketing events. In-house creative services and start-to-finish project management assist marketers in producing high-impact executions for a growing on-the-go audience. Spectacolor was established in 1976. More information may be found by visiting www.clearchannelspectacolor.com
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