As Broadway gears up for American theater’s biggest night, the spring 2012 season is well underway. The nominations have been announced and Pre-Tony events are beginning to gear up. Today and tomorrow the second annual Tony Award Film Series are being held. The Tony Award Film Series is a collection of Broadway inspired films and interactive opportunities. This year audiences can participate in panel discussions with Tony Award winners, a Carol Channing look-a-like contest and sing-a-long. Best of all, it’s free to the public (a donation is suggestion to The Paley Center for Media). So if you’re looking for a something to do in the city this weekend, you may want to give to check it out.
The Tony Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast in a live from the Beacon Theatre, on CBS, Sunday, June 10, 2012.
Below is the schedule for the Tony Award Film Series:
WHERE: The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd Street
SCHEDULE: Saturday, May 12th
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
“The Standbys” World Premiere
**Talk-back panel of Tony-Award winning Broadway stars including Cady Huffman and Katie Finneran; and “The Standbys” director, Stephanie Riggs.
Sunday, May 13th
12:15 PM – 2:30 PM
“Carol Channing: Larger Than Life,” introduced by director Dori Berinstein
**Guests are encouraged to come dressed as the Broadway legend for a Carol Channing Look-A-Like contest, hosted by Tony nominated-actor John Tartaglia.
2:45 PM – 6:00 PM
“Oklahoma!” screening and sing-a-long!
**1999 RPTA film of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! starring Hugh Jackman, courtesy of Richard Price, RPTA, Ltd.
TICKETS: Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis, as seating is limited. Please limit two (2) tickets per person. To RSVP, please send your ticket request and film preference to FilmSeries@TonyAwards.com.
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