The powers-that-be behind the Tony Awards® have announced a three-year partnership with Playbill® to produce the official Tony Awards souvenir program book. This program is distributed to the audience and attendees to the Tonys at Radio City Music Hall. Playbill has published the Tony Awards’ program book from 1967 – the first time the Awards were held in a theater – until 2011.
In a joint statement from Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, they said, “We are honored to reignite this exciting partnership with Playbill to create the Tony Awards program book, an illustrious piece of Broadway history each year.”
Playbill’s President and CEO Philip Birsh echoed their sentiment by saying, “Providing Broadway with the best programs has been Playbill’s job for 131 years. It is a great honor to serve the extraordinary talent on stages across the country, and we are equally as honored to once again serve Broadway’s highest honor, The Tony Awards.”
The program book will include exclusive images, interviews and stories that offer an insider’s look at the Tony-nominated shows and stars of the season. The 69th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 7th, 2015, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. ET/PT time delay, on CBS. The Tonys have been broadcast on CBS since 1978.
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Source: Press Release
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