Nine elaborate, Broadway-themed wall clocks, created by luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet and signed by dozens of 2012 Tony Award nominees, are currently up for auction to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The online auction for these one-of-a-kind tributes to the best and brightest of Broadway ends this Tuesday, June 26.
Audemars Piguet, the world's oldest Haute Horlogerie watchmaker still in the hands of its founding families, created clocks featuring artwork that honors each of the musicals nominated for this year’s Tony Award for Best Musical and for Best Revival of a Musical.
The clocks represent Tony winners Once and The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, as well as best musical nominees Leap of Faith, Newsies and Nice Work If You Can Get It, and best revival of a musical nominees Evita, Follies and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Each of these eight clocks features original artwork inspired by the esteemed productions and is signed by the stars and casts of their respective shows, including 2012 Tony Award winners Audra McDonald (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess), Steve Kazee (Once), Judy Kaye and Michael McGrath (both Nice Work If You Can Get It).
A ninth clock celebrating the 2012 Tony Awards is signed by dozens of this year’s nominees and winners, including Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher), Harvey Fierstein (Newsies), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Death of a Salesman), James Earl Jones (The Best Man), Judith Light (Other Desert Cities), Ricky Martin (Evita), Alan Menken (Newsies), Mike Nichols (Death of a Salesman), Kelli O'Hara (Nice Work If You Can Get It) and more.
For details of the Audemars Piguet 2012 Tony Award clocks and to place a bid, go to http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/AudemarsPiguet2012. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Audemars Piguet inaugurated "The Time to Give Foundation" in 2000 as a way of saying "thank you" to all their friends and supporters throughout the brand's 136-year history and make a difference in their community. Audemars Piguet is passionate about supporting charitable organizations that help others.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised over $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.
For more information, visit Broadway Cares online at www.broadwaycares.org.