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Viewers can enjoy special content online synced with the live broadcast of the 68th Annual Tony Awards from Radio City Music Hall on CBS
Sunday, June 8th at 8pm ET
New York, NY (June 6, 2014) – For the second year, the Tony Awards® offers fans the Tonys Second Screen experience -- the ultimate interactive, online companion to the Tony Awards telecast on CBS. On Sunday, June 8th during the live broadcast of the 68th Annual Tony Awards, viewers can visit www.TonyAwards.com/secondscreen and enjoy a continuous scroll of content that is synchronized with the awards show, unfolding live on your computer screen, mobile phone, or tablet.
Second Screen content includes exclusive backstage photos and videos, real-time fan polls, social media highlights, Tony Awards trivia, and more.
"With the Second Screen feature on TonyAwards.com, fans will have an insider sneak peek of the Awards show,” Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, executive director of the American Theatre Wing, said. “We are excited to offer this interactive experience to viewers again this year."
The 2013 Tony Awards Second Screen was selected as an official honoree in the Media & Entertainment category for the 18th Annual Webby Awards. TonyAwards.com’s Second Screen is developed by IBM, Tony Award Productions and Serino/Coyne.
On Tony night, viewers can also tune into live feeds of the Audemars Piquet Red Carpet – courtesy of NY1 News – and a live video webcast of the Tony Awards Press Room where winners speak to the media after receiving their awards.
The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 8pm ET. For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com.
TonyAwards.com, developed, produced, and hosted by IBM, is centerpiece of the Tony Awards digital platform that includes an interactive Second Screen (TonyAwards.com/secondscreen) to complement the CBS telecast on June 8; a Spotlight Series on potential nominees; Google+ hangouts; a live webcast of the Nominations Announcement; multimedia coverage before, during, and after the Tony ceremony; and much more. Visit TonyAwards.com, and follow the Tonys at Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards, @TheTonyAwards on Twitter, and Instagram.com/TheTonyAwards. #TonyAwards
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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.