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New York, NY (May 14, 2014) -- The Tony Awards and Bloomingdale’s announce a series of specialty experiences for theater fans leading up to the 68th-Annual Tony Awards, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall Sunday, June 8, on CBS.
Starting this week, cast members from A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Aladdin, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and After Midnight will appear in-store at Bloomingdale’s (1000 3rd Avenue) with performances, ticket giveaways, photo opportunities and CD signings. The appearance schedule is as follows:
May 13 – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder performance
May 15 – Appearance by Aladdin’s own Princess Jasmine, Courtney Reed
May 20 – Beautiful – The Carole King Musical performance
May 22 – After Midnight performance
Store windows showcasing this season’s productions debuted May 9 and will be presented through May 27. Jane Greenwood – this year’s recipient of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre - is honored with a window display of her designs throughout her career, including costumes worn by Anne Hathaway in Twelfth Night, Mary-Louise Parker in Snow Geese and Lily Rabe in As You Like It. Other windows feature “Best Musical” nominees Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Aladdin, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and After Midnight with costumes, sketches and props from each production and show-inspired Bloomingdale’s fashions.
Costumes from the most recent productions of Drowsy Chaperone, Follies and Side Show will also be featured on the third floor of Bloomingdale’s from May 14 through June 8.
The Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 8, 2014. For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com.
“It is a rare and wonderful opportunity to get to see costumes from your favorite shows up close and personal, and we are excited to offer that experience to Broadway fans at Bloomingdale’s,” Heather Hitchens, executive director of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said.
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. 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. Clear Channel Spectacolor is the official media partner of the Tony Awards and co-producers of the Tonys Simulcast in Times Square.