Tony Award Productions and Broadway Records have announced the third annual Tony Award® Season compilation album to be released on CD and digitally at most major music retailers including Barnes & Noble and iTunes on June 14, 2019. The CD is now available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com.
Each musical from the 2018-2019 season, including the 2019 Tony nominated musicals, have been invited to contribute a song to this new compilation album. There will also be a bonus track to honor the late Marin Mazzie’s Special Tony Award. A portion of the proceeds from the album will go to the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League’s arts education initiatives.
The album will include selections from Ain’t Too Proud; Be More Chill; Beetlejuice; Gettin’ The Band Back Together; Hadestown; Head Over Heels; Kiss Me, Kate; Oklahoma!; Pretty Woman; The Cher Show; The Prom; Tootsie and more.
“We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with the Tony Awards in this third edition. Each year, this compilation album proves to be the perfect way for the fans to experience a taste of all of the wonderful new musicals and revivals Broadway unveils,” said Van Dean, President of Broadway Records.
“What a wonderful way to celebrate an incredible year on Broadway,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, President the American Theatre Wing. “We are thrilled to once again partner with Broadway Records on the Tony Award Season Album and commemorate the 2019 Tony Awards with theatre fans all around the world.”
Tony Awards Productions and Broadway Records are giving fans the opportunity, once again, to help select many of the songs that will appear on the compilation album from a selection of the participating shows. Most eligible shows will be represented on the album. Nine of this season’s shows (Gettin’ The Band Back Together, The Cher Show, Oklahoma!, Kiss Me Kate, Be More Chill, Head Over Heels, Pretty Woman,The Prom and Beetlejuice) are giving the fans the opportunity to pick a song for the album. Fans can visit: http://bit.ly/TonyAlbum19Survey to choose their favorite. All submissions must be received by 10:00 pm Sunday, May 19th.
As with the first two years, the cover art features a specially commissioned Tony season illustration by Justin “Squigs” Robertson. The packaging will include an essay by noted musical theatre historian Mark A. Robinson as well as details about each of the participating shows.
The American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Follow the Tony Awards on Twitter and Instagram for real-time updates on the nominees as they are announced (@TheTonyAwards). The entire announcement will also be available on TonyAwards.com after the event.
The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Thomas Schumacher is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is President. At the American Theatre Wing, David Henry Hwang is Chair and Heather A. Hitchens is President & CEO. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2019 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2019 Tony Awards.
Sponsors for Tony Awards include: Carnegie Mellon University – the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner; City National – official bank of the Tony Awards and presenting sponsor of the Creative Arts Awards; Sofitel New York – the official hotel of the Tony Awards; Rainbow Room – official partner of the Tony Nominee Luncheon; United Airlines – the official airline of the Tony Awards for the last 18 years and People/Entertainment Weekly – official magazine partners of the Tony Awards.
Broadway Records (Van Dean, President) is the Grammy® winning record label dedicated to preserving musical theatre and theatre vocalists. Recent releases include the Grammy® and Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Once On This Island and My Fair Lady as well asAnastasia, Bandstand, Groundhog Day, The Lightning Thief and NBC’s television events, “The Wiz Live!” and “Peter Pan Live!”. The label’s critically-acclaimed “Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below” series features top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley, Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Micky Dolenz and many others. Broadway Records launched the Broadway for Orlando initiative (in partnership with creators Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley) culminating in the all-star benefit single, “What the World Needs Now is Love,” which leaped to #1 on iTunes with no radio airplay. Broadway Records philanthropic endeavors also include the From Broadway With Love benefit concerts for Sandy Hook, Orlando (Emmy Award for Sound) and Parkland. To learn more, visit BroadwayRecords.com.