Broadway Records to Release the "2017 Tony Award Season" Album
Each musical from the 2016-17 season will contribute a song to this new compilation.
Tony Award Productions and Broadway Records have announced the first-ever Tony Award season compilation album to be released on CD and digitally on June 9.
Each musical from the 2016-2017 season, including the 2017 Tony-nominated musicals, have been invited to contribute a song to this new compilation album. A portion of the proceeds from the album will go to the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League's arts educations initiatives.
The album's cover art features a specially commissioned Tony season illustration by Justin "Squigs" Robertson. The first 1,000 people to buy the album at www.BroadwayRecords.com or www.TonyAwardsStore.com will receive a free limited-edition "Lights of Broadway" Tony Nominees 2017 showcard with their purchase. The packaging will include an essay by noted musical theater historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper as well as details about each show.
The American Theatre Wing's 71st Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony- and Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, will air live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS on June 11. The Tony Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.