Audemars Piguet will be the presenting sponsor of the 63rd Annual Tony Awards Telecast Red Carpet on June 7th at Radio City Music Hall. Audemars Piguet, considered one of the world's finest watch manufacturers, will display eight solid aluminum clocks along this year's red carpet.
The clocks will be decorated by the nominees for Best Play and Best Musical to represent each one of the productions. After the Tony Awards, the clocks will be displayed in the windows of the Audemars Piguet flagship boutique on 57th Street in Manhattan. The clocks will then be auctioned off for The Actor's Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Actor's Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition. We gave a few of the productions Flip cameras so they could document the creation of their respective clocks. You can watch as the "Billy Elliot" clock is readied for its debut right here on BWW TV! Stay tuned for more as we lead up to this Sunday's Tony telecast.
Billy Elliot, about a coal-miner's son with a passion for ballet, earned 15 nominations for the Tony Awards, tying a record set in 2001 by the comedy The Producers, which went on to win in 12 categories. A hit in London and one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, Billy Elliot officially opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre on Thursday, November 13th, 2008. This joyful musical lights up Broadway eight times a week! The multi-award winning Billy Elliot the Musical features David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish, Haydn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara, Carole Shelley, and Santino Fontana. Featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreographed by Peter Darling and directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical is presented by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment, based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal film.
Billy Elliot is currently playing at the Imperial Theatre -249 West 45th Street.
The American Theatre Wing's 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2009 (8-11pm, live EST, PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com.
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