“SHOW OF SHOWS: BROADWAY.COM SALUTES THE TONYS” TO BE STREAMED ON BROADWAY’S BIGGEST NIGHT
FOR RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020
“SHOW OF SHOWS:
SUNDAY, JUNE 7 AT 7:00 PM ET
BROADWAY.COM AND YOUTUBE
AN ALL-STAR TOAST TO
BROADWAY’S BIGGEST NIGHT
IN SUPPORT OF
THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING
AND THE BROADWAY LEAGUE
New York, NY (May 20, 2020) – Broadway.com, the theater world’s premier content provider, will pay tribute to the Tony Awards® with a special benefit, “Show of Shows: Broadway.com
Salutes the Tonys,” on Sunday, June 7 at 7:00 PM ET. The free online event will air on the same night that the now-postponed 2020 Tony Awards were originally scheduled to be held.
“Show of Shows: Broadway.com Salutes the Tonys” will benefit the two theatrical organizations that co-present the Tony Awards: The American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League.
“Show of Shows” will support The American Theatre Wing’s Education and Professional Development initiatives that provide crucial programming for theatre’s next generation of artists, creatives, and arts administrators; and The Broadway League Foundation’s efforts to train young artists around the country and introduce them to careers in theatre.
Broadway.com has produced numerous online charity events in recent months, including the acclaimed “Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration” for ASTEP, benefit readings of Michael Urie in Buyer & Cellar and Terrence McNally’s Lips Together, Teeth Apart for the Broadway Cares COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, and the return of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” which raised over $700K for The Actors Fund.
Broadway.com, and its parent company, John Gore Organization, has produced the Tony Awards television special, “At the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber,” annually since 2016. The nationally syndicated broadcast has earned five New York Emmy Award® nominations, winning in 2018 in the category of Special Event Coverage.
In a statement, Mr. Gore said, “We will deeply miss this year’s Tony Awards and telecast, and ‘Show of Shows’ is our small way of saluting that grand tradition while raising funds for the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League’s much needed educational initiatives.”
“Show of Shows: Broadway.com Salutes the Tonys” will be directed by Paul Wontorek, Broadway.com’s Editor-in-Chief, with Charlie Rosen serving as Music Supervisor / Producer / Orchestrator.
Further details about “Show of Shows: Broadway.com Salutes the Tonys” will be announced shortly.
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