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    Posted September 9, 2012

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Awards Part of “Spotlight On Broadway” Celebrating the History of NYC’s Theatre District

President Nick Wyman was among the honorees who received the First Annual Spotlight Award on Sunday, September 9, 2012. The Awards are part of Spotlight On Broadway, a new multimedia project developed by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in partnership with The Broadway League. Spotlight On Broadway, and the Awards, were announced during the festivities of Broadway On Broadway, the annual kickoff to the theatre season in the heart of Times Square.

The Spotlight Awards recognize and honor individuals in the theatrical community who have made a significant contribution to Broadway over a ten (10) year period. In addition to President Wyman, the honorees are: Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera; Tony Award-winning actor, dancer, director and choreographer Tommy Tune; Tony Award-winning composer Charles Strouse; actress and project ambassador Arlene Dahl; Broadway producer and manager Nina Lannan; IATSE International president Matthew Loeb; and theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander.

Spotlight On Broadway, which includes a series of video documentaries, celebrates Broadway’s vibrant history and features intimate profiles of the theatres and productions that make up New York City’s theatre district. The videos include portraits of theaters (the Booth, the Al Hirshfeld, the Richard Rogers, the August Wilson and the Majestic), chronicling their histories and moments from some of the most celebrated productions that appeared on their stages. Eventually all 40 of Broadway’s theatres will be profiled. The multimedia project has launched online at

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