Tony Awards Partners With BBC Radio 2 For U.K. Broadcast
April 20, 2015 at 1:18 PM (PT)
THE TONY AWARDS and BBC RADIO 2 will team up to broadcast highlights of this year’s 69th annual AWARDS as part of a new partnership inked for this year.
ELAINE PAIGE will host coverage of the TONY AWARDS on JUNE 7th, for a special program to be broadcast from 8-10p (ET) on JUNE 12th, which will also include performances from the ceremony itself.
The AMERICAN THEATRE WING’s 69th ANNUAL ANTOINETTE PERRY "TONY' AWARDS will be broadcast live from RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL in NEW YORK CITY, on SUNDAY, JUNE 7th, 8p-11p ( ET/PT time delay) on CBS. presented by THE BROADWAY LEAGUE and AMERICAN THEATRE WING. .
THE BROADWAY LEAGUE Executive Director CHARLOTTE ST. MARTIN and AMERICAN THEATRE WING President HEATHER HITCHENS issued the following statement: “As a part of our continued efforts to bring the TONY AWARDS to a greater global audience, we are delighted to embark on a new partnership with BBC RADIO 2 that will allow for even more BROADWAY fans around the world to be able to enjoy the magic and excitement of the TONY AWARDS.”
BBC RADIO 2 Head of Programmes LEWIS CARNIE added: “I’m delighted that, for the first time, RADIO 2 will be broadcasting highlights from this year’s prestigious TONY AWARDS, which will be a fantastic addition to the station’s arts and music programming. Who better to host it for us than star of the stage and RADIO 2 presenter, ELAINE PAIGE, who will be bringing all the action from the night to fans of BROADWAY in the UK.”