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The 68th Annual Tony Awards
Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, Sunday, June 8th
NEW YORK, NY (June 6, 2014) – The Tony Awards have announced the official sponsors for the 68th
“We thank our sponsors for their continued support of the Tony Awards,” said Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing and Charlotte St Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League. “Their creativity and dedication has helped to further introduce the Tony Awards to a national audience and provide bigger and better interactive experiences for viewers each year.”
Hosted by Tony Award winner, Emmy Award winner, Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Jackman the 68th Annual Tony Awards will be televised live from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday June 8th from 8-11 P.M. (ET/PT time delay) on CBS. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Partners for the 2014 Tony Awards include:
IBM - TonyAwards.com, developed, produced, and hosted by IBM, is the centerpiece of the Tony Awards' digital platforms that include 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 Awards ceremony; and more. Visit TonyAwards.com, and follow the Tonys at Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards, @TheTonyAwards on Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #TonyAwards.
Audemars Piguet - Audemars Piguet, the oldest manufacturer of Haute Horlogerie still in the hands of the founding family, unveiled the official Tony Awards Countdown Clock at the 68th Annual Tony Awards Nominations. As stars Lucy Liu and Jonathan Groff announced this year’s nominees, they stood next to the exclusively designed countdown clock that includes the brand’s iconic Royal Oak design. The countdown clock tower represents the long standing relationship between Audemars Piguet and the Tony Awardsand will be present on the Tony Awards ceremony red carpet. Aditionally, Audemars Piguet has developed a time capsule to commemorate this year’s nominees. The contents of the Audemars Piguet Tony Awards Time Capsule will be kept under the auspices of the American Theatre Wing and during an event celebrating the Tony Awards 75th Anniversary in 2021 will be opened revealing the contents.
Carnegie Mellon University - Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is the first exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards. As part of the collaboration, the two organizations will jointly create and launch the first, national recognition program to honor kindergarten through high-school (K-12) theatre educators. CMU’s School of Drama is the oldest drama degree-granting program in the United States and celebrates its centennial in 2014. In the past century, CMU has produced hundreds of Tony nominees and more than 30 Tony winners—eight winners in 2013 alone. CMU is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. CMU’s drama school consistently ranks as one of the world’s best.
City National - Managing the banking and financial services needs of the Broadway theatrical community is a City National specialty, serving theater owners, producers, and general managers along with the broader theater industry. With a well-earned reputation as America’s Premier Private and Business Bank℠, City National has been serving New York for more than a decade. Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014, City National specializes in tailored financial and investment services with particular expertise to the entertainment and Broadway segment, as well as entrepreneurs, professionals, investors and their families on The way up®.
Clear Channel Spectacolor - Clear Channel Spectacolor, in partnership with the Times Square Alliance and the City of New York, will host the sixth annual simulcast of the 2014 Tony Awards on June 8th in Times Square. For the first time, Clear Channel Spectacolor is a Co-Producer of the Simulcast and an official media partner of the Tony’s. The Times Square simulcast event will air the Tony Awards Red Carpet courtesy of NY1. The entirety of the Tony Awards show, including the Creative Arts Awards, which can only be seen live inside Radio City Music Hall will also be broadcast at the event. The sixth annual Tony Awards simulcast will take place rain or shine, with full audio and seating for 1,000 guests starting at 7:00 pm on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets. The event is free and open to the public.
Nexxus - Nexxus is one of the fastest growing brands in the mass Hair Care category, founded in 1979, and is now a member of Unilever U.S. group of companies. At Nexxus, our philosophy is that truly beautiful hair requires more than just expertise, but the desire to always reach for the higher standard in formulations. Nexxus science goes deeper to transform your hair, so it acts as beautifully as it looks. Our heritage of over 30 years in salons and our continually evolving understanding of the science of hair have resulted in products that provide breakthrough results for women who insist on the highest level of care for their hair. Nexxus Salon Hair Care provides the products and expertise to help women achieve beautiful hair and captivating results from the absolute best.
The New York Times - The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT), a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2012 revenues of $2.0 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com and related properties. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality
The Paramount Hotel - The Paramount Hotel is the official hotel partner of the Tony Awards. The partnership commenced with the 2014 Tony Award Nominations on Tuesday, April 29th with a live ceremony that took place at the Paramount Hotel’s newly renovated Diamond Horseshoe. The Paramount Hotel additionally hosted the Meet the Nominees Press Reception on April 30th, the 2014 Tony Nominee Luncheon on May 20th and the 2014 Tony Honors Cocktail Reception on June 2nd, which presented the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre, the Regional Theatre Award as well as the 2014 Special Award Recipients.
PEOPLE - PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism when it launched in 1974, and is now celebrating its 40th birthday in 2014. Each week PEOPLE brings more than 53 million consumers the latest news, exclusive interviews, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling people of our time. In addition to unparalleled access to the entertainment community, the stories of real-life "Heroes Among Us" remain an essential component of PEOPLE's editorial approach. PEOPLE.com is the premier web destination for celebrity news, photos, style, and entertainment coverage. With reporters across the globe, PEOPLE is headquartered in New York City and is published by Time Inc.
United Airlines - United Airlines offers the world's most comprehensive global route network and an industry-leading loyalty program. With more service from the New York area than anyone else, United is the natural choice to be the Official Airline of the Tony Awards.
La Crema Winery - For 35 years, this family-owned and operated winery has focused exclusively on cool-climate appellations, from the Russian River to Monterey in California and now the Willamette Valley in Oregon. They continue to explore new regions and handcraft wines that showcase the nuanced flavors of these special areas with a focus on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. La Crema pairs great wines with creativity, connection and style, and is proud to sponsor the official Wine Bar at the Tony Awards Gala serving Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, and Monterey Pinot Gris.
Where Magazine - Where® is the world's premier name in travel publishing. From magazines and books to maps and comprehensive digital content, the Where® network provides travelers the tips and insights they need to experience the best of their chosen destination. Where Magazine creates and produces the official Tony Awards souvenir program book which is distributed the night of the Tony Awards.
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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.