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The Untold Stories of Broadway Fan Experience at the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop with Author Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Special Guests Brian Yorkey (If/Then), Annie Golden (Violet), and Caissie Levy (Les Misérables)

New York, NY, (May 5, 2014) - The Tony Awards® and Dress Circle Publishing announce a special fan experience at the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop featuring author and musical theater historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Broadway favorites Annie Golden (Violet, “Orange is the New Black”), Brian Yorkey (If/Then, Next to Normal), Caissie Levy (Les Misérables, Ghost) and more on Tuesday, May 13th from 5-6.30PM.  The Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop is located at the Paramount Hotel and is open daily to visitors.

The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 1 by Jennifer Ashley Tepper is a book which tells the story of the most important stages in the world using firsthand accounts of producers, actors, stage hands, writers, musicians, company managers, dressers, designers, directors, ushers, and door men who bring The Great White Way to life each night. Volume 1 provides a look behind the curtains of the Lyceum, Mark Hellinger, Marquis, Neil Simon, Rodgers, Hirschfield, Wilson, and Winter Garden Theaters and includes an exclusive Broadway theater map designed by Broadway artist, Squigs. The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 1 is available at the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop.

Tepper will be joined by Broadway superstars featured in The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 1, who will be reading excerpts from the book. Tepper’s guests include stage and screen star Annie Golden, who is in this season’s Tony-nominated Violet; Caissie Levy from this season’s Tony-nominated Les Misérables; and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, a Tony nominee for Best Original Score for If/Then.

"I can't imagine anything more exciting than an actual Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop, in the heart of Times Square!” said Jennifer Ashley Tepper. “It's such an honor to be able to share some of The Untold Stories of Broadway with Annie, Brian, Caissie and our other guests, inside a new place that is actually making Broadway history."

The Untold Stories of Broadway fan experience will take place on Tuesday, May 13th from 5-6.30PM, and the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop, located at the Paramount Hotel on 46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

The 2014 Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman is presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League, and broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8th on CBS.

Located at the Paramount Hotel (on 46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue), The Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop is open to the public seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., through the day of the CBS Tony Awards® telecast on Sunday, June 8.  

Pick up exclusive merchandise including t-shirts, pins, posters, mugs, sweatshirts, onesies, hats, binoculars, umbrellas and more. The Pop-Up will also have merchandise available from Tony-eligible shows of the 2013-2014 Broadway season. Tony Awards® memorabilia celebrating the last 68 years of the Awards will also be on display.

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, across digital platforms.  Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet.  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.  Paramount Hotel is the official hotel partner of the Tonys. PEOPLE is the official magazine partner of the Tony Awards. City National Bank is the official bank of the Tony Awards. Carnegie Mellon University is the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards.

About Dress Circle Publishing

Founded in 2011 by Broadway producers Brisa Trinchero and Roberta Pereira, Dress Circle Publishing is the only publisher dedicated solely to producing books with Broadway themes by members of the Broadway community. Dress Circle Publishing’s current titles include Jeremy Scott Blaustein’s The Home for Wayward Ladies, Jennifer Ashley Tepper’s The Untold Stories of Broadway, and Ruby Preston’s Showbiz and