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New York, NY (May 8, 2024) – The Tony Awards today announced American Express will be hosting “Broadway Fanfare,” a simulcast event in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, as the Official Payments Partner of the 77th Annual Tony Awards®.

Open to the general public, the simulcast event on Sunday, June 16 will begin at 7:30pm ET with a pre-show featuring performances and appearances by notable Broadway talent. The event will give attendees an opportunity to partake in Broadway's most prestigious awards ceremony through various onsite activations and photo moments. American Express Card Members attending the event will enjoy exclusive perks, such as a dedicated Card Member entrance. Terms and capacity limitations apply.

“We are thrilled to welcome American Express as the Official Payments Partner of the Tony Awards,” said Heather Hitchens, president and CEO of the American Theatre Wing and Jason Laks, interim president of the Broadway League. “We anticipate a spectacular evening celebrating the magic and diversity of Broadway, bringing the excitement of the Tony Awards to theater fans everywhere.”

“At American Express, we are dedicated to providing our Card Members with unforgettable experiences tied to their passion areas - including theater and the arts - which is what makes this partnership so special," said Shiz Suzuki, vice president, Global Brand Sponsorships & Experiential Marketing, American Express. "We have unlocked unparalleled access to live theater events for some of our Card Members’ favorite, award-winning shows for some time, and we can’t wait to bring them even closer to all the action on June 16.”

The 77th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Ariana DeBose, will air live from the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on Sunday, June 16, 2024 (8:00-11:00 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:00 PM, LIVE PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ in the U.S. (live and on-demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on-demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs).*

The Tony Awards are produced in collaboration with Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, and White Cherry Entertainment. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss are showrunners and executive producers for White Cherry Entertainment, and Weiss will serve as director. Jack Sussman is also an executive producer.

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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, Kristin Caskey is Chair and Jason Laks is Interim President. At the American Theatre Wing, Emilio Sosa is Chair and Heather A. Hitchens is President & CEO.

Sponsors for The Tony Awards include: City National Bank - the official bank of The Tony Awards; American Express - the official payments partner of The Tony Awards; Carnegie Mellon University - the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner; Baccarat - the official partner of the Tony Awards; FIJI Water - the official water of The Tony Awards; Shake Shack - the official burger of The Tony Awards; Sofitel New York - the official hotel of The Tony Awards; Playbill; Rainbow Room - the official partner of the Tony Nominee Luncheon.

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About the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Designed by the renowned architect Philip Johnson especially for George Balanchine and New York City Ballet, the David H. Koch Theater, originally named the New York State Theater, opened in 1964, and was the second major venue to open at Lincoln Center. Home of New York City Ballet and host to performances by artists from across the globe, the David H. Koch Theater is considered one of the world’s greatest performing arts venues.   

*Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service, as well as on-demand. Paramount+ Essential subscribers will not have the option to stream live, but will have access to on-demand the day after the special airs.