See Tony Award performers FREE in a special film series celebrating Broadway and Off-Broadway. For the second year, the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards is sponsoring the free screenings as part of the excitement leading up to the Tony Awards telecast, on Sunday, June 10th. This year’s series features three Broadway-inspired films, a panel discussion with past Tony Award-winners, a Carol Channing look-a-like contest, and a sing-a-long with Hugh Jackman performing a classic Rodgers & Hammerstein score. The 2nd Annual Tony Awards Film Series is Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at The Paley Center for Media in midtown Manhattan, with a suggested suggested donation to the Paley Center. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, limited to two tickets per person Make your request by email, to FilmSeries@TonyAwards.com. Films are —
- Saturday, May 12, 2pm: The Standbys (world premiere screening), followed by a panel discussion with past Tony-winners. This film follows three young actors through the audition process.
- Sunday, May 13, 12:15 p.m.: Carol Channing: Larger Than Life — a bio-pix about the legendary performer, who is now 90 years old and still singing up a storm. There’s also a Carol Channing look-alike contest for a chance to win prizes.
- Sunday, May 13, 2:45 p.m.: Oklahoma! starring Hugh Jackman – Sing-Along with the popular song and dance man, performing some of the most famous, classic Rodgers and Hammerstein tunes from the show, including “Oh What a Beautiful Morning,” “Surrey With the Fringe on Top,” and “People Will Say We’re in Love.”