FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tony Awards Press Contact:
Slate PR, (212) 235-6813
Shawn Purdy/Lindsey Brown/Alyson Ahrns/Rachael Trager
New York, NY (June 28, 2012) – For the first time ever, Broadway fans can own the entire 2012 Tony Awards Telecast, through iTunes and Amazon.com. Starting now, fans can purchase and watch this year’s exciting telecast on their computer, tablet, phone and other devices.
By logging onto iTunes or Amazon.com fans will be able to preview and purchase the entire 2012 Tony Awards telecast hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Additionally, Amazon.com will allow users to purchase individual performances from the night, including: 2011 Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon; Evita featuring Ricky Martin and Elena Roger; Follies featuring Tony nominated actor Danny Burstein; Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, featuring Tony-winning actress Audra McDonald and Tony nominees Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier; Jesus Christ Superstar featuring Tony nominee Josh Young; Leap of Faith featuring Raúl Esparza; Newsies, featuring Tony nominated actor Jeremy Jordan; Nice Work If You Can Get It featuring Matthew Broderick and Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara; and Tony Award-winning Musical Once featuring Tony Award-winning actor Steve Kazee, and Tony nominees Cristin Milioti and Elizabeth A. Davis. Also available will be the performances by Corbin Bleu and the cast of Godspell and Ghost The Musical featuring Bryce Pinkham, Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman as well as a performance by the Hairspray which was telecast live from the sea aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas.
The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.
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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. For Tony Award Productions, Alan Wasser and Allan Williams of Alan Wasser Associates are the General Managers. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment were the Executive Producers of the 2012 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also served as Director of the 2012 Tony Awards.