Actor Kevin Duda, currently appearing in Broadway's The Book of Mormon, emceed Scholastic Media's 20th anniversary celebration of its I Spy franchise in Times Square on April 12.

The event, entitled I SPY A CELEBRATION! 20 Years; 20 Kids; 20 Riddles, featured students finding 20 objects hidden around a 12-foot-high birthday cake built on Military Island.

Since the first I SPY book was published in 1991, the program has expanded to include 42 million books in print and an Emmy Award-winning television series that currently airs on HBO Family in the U.S. and has been sold to more than 20 countries in 12 languages worldwide.

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Kevin Duda explains the rules to young participants in I SPY's 20th Anniversary Celebration in Times Square
(© A. Walker/Scholastic)
Kevin Duda explains the rules to young participants in I SPY's 20th Anniversary Celebration in Times Square
(© A. Walker/Scholastic)