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2013 Tony Awards to Broadcast LIVE on CBS, Sunday, June 9th
New York, NY (June 8, 2012) – The Tony Awards have announced that Audemars Piguet, the luxury watchmaker, will host the 2013 Tony Awards Audemars Piguet Green Room backstage at the 67th Annual Tony Awards. The 2013 Tony Awards, which are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League, will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9th (8:00 ET/PT time delay) on CBS.
Audemars Piguet (www.audemarspiguet.com) will return for a third year, as the title sponsor of the Green Room. Audemars Piguet customized a private retreat backstage at Radio City Music Hall for presenters and nominees to enjoy during the show. The space will feature four vitrines, highlighting 12 Audemars Piguet watches. To celebrate the Tony Awards, Audemars Piguet will make a donation of $1,500 to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for each of the Tony Award presenters who agree to have Audemars Piguet and Tony’s tweet a photo of the presenter signing the Audemars Piguet clock. This Audemars Piguet Tony Awards Clock will be auctioned off after the show to help raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
In support of their presenting red carpet sponsorship, Audemars Piguet has once again teamed up with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to create a unique auction off Audemars Piguet wall clocks. The eight one-of-a-kind aluminum wall clocks will be displayed along the red carpet and were decorated by the nominees for Best Musical and Best Musical Revival (Bring It On: The Musical, A Christmas Story The Musical, Kinky Boots, Matilda The Musical, Annie,
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Pippin, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella ) to represent each one of this season’s musicals. A ninth clock was signed by nominated actors attending last month’s Meet the Nominees reception. The auction opens from June 10thth through June 24th on leading charity auction site www.charitybuzz.com.
The 67th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Emmy Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris, will feature appearances by Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson, Sigourney Weaver, Anna Kendrick, Zachary Quinto, Sally Field, Audra McDonald, Cyndi Lauper, Jane Krakowski, Alan Cumming, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jon Cryer, Megan Hilty, Andrew Rannells, Matthew Morrison, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jesse Eisenberg, Laura Benanti, Steven Van Zandt, Martha Plimpton, Hal Prince, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barrett Foa and Mike Tyson.
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 Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturers still in the hands of its founding families (Audemars and Piguet). Since 1875, the company has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Horlogerie, including a number of world firsts. In the Vallée de Joux, at the heart of the Swiss Jura, numerous masterpieces are created in limited series embodying a remarkable degree of horological perfection, including daring sporty models, classic and traditional timepieces, splendid ladies’ jewellery-watches, as well as one-of-a-kind creations. www.audemarspiguet.com