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THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING’S 63rd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS

TO BE BROADCAST IN A THREE-HOUR CEREMONY

LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009

ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

New York, NY (September 11, 2008) – 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 (8:00-11:00 p.m., live EST) on the CBS Television Network. The awards honor theatre professional and distinguished achievement on Broadway. The cut-off for nomination eligibility on the 2008-2009 Broadway Season will be April 30, 2009.

The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.

The 2009 Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nina Lannan is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, Theodore S. Chapin is Chairman and Howard Sherman is Executive Director. For Tony Award Productions, Elizabeth I. McCann is Managing Producer and Joey Parnes is Coordinating Producer.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment are Executive Producers of the 2009 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2009 Tony Awards.

The official Tony Awards web site, www.TonyAwards.com, is developed, designed, and hosted by IBM, an official partner of the Tonys. News and feature content is provided in cooperation with Playbill.com.

Official partners of the Tony Awards include: Visa, the exclusive card accepted at the Tonys; Hilton Hotels, the official hotel partner of the Tonys; and IBM, which develops, designs, and hosts TonyAwards.com. Continental Airlines and Sprint are official supporters of the Tonys Awards. Promotional and media partners for the 2008 Tony Awards include Macy’s, Playbill, USA Today, MyBroadway.com, and Van Wagner.

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