On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) will present the fifth annual Broadway Salutes, a public celebration honoring the countless professionals who have made Broadway great for decades. In this industry-wide celebration, theater professionals will receive special recognition for having worked 25, 35, and 50 years in their respective theatrical craft. This year’s event, hosted by Emmy Award winning actress Holland Taylor (a recent Tony® Award nominee for her role in Ann) and directed by Marc Bruni (Old Jews Telling Jokes), will take place in the Times Square Visitor Center (1560 Broadway), located in the heart of the theatre district on Seventh Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets. The event will begin at 3:30PM with red carpet arrivals, and the public ceremony begins at 4:00PM. Special guests and other participants will be announced shortly.
Broadway Salutes will honor all 2013 inductees. Special recognition will be given to a 25 year inductee, a 35 year inductee, and a 50 year inductee, all to be announced. The event begins at 3:30 with the red carpet and the public ceremony will begin at 4:00PM in the Times Square Visitor Center, located in the heart of the theatre district on Seventh Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets.
Broadway Salutes honors a wide-range of theatre professions – including stagehands, actors, producers, managers, theater owners, press agents, ushers, agents, make-up artists, dressers, designers, directors, choreographers, musicians, casting agents and more – who have dedicated their careers to the Broadway industry.
Broadway contributes 11 billion dollars to NYC’s economy, supports an estimated 86,000 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $550 Million in NYC taxes.