The 4 PM ceremony, according to press notes, will "honor a wide-range of theatre professionals – including stagehands, actors, producers, casting directors, general managers, theater owners, publicists, ushers, designers, directors, choreographers, musicians – who have dedicated their careers to the Broadway theatre industry." Nina Lannan, chair of The Broadway League, said in a statement, "This event is an opportunity for all of us to recognize the immense talent and dedication of hundreds of people who make Broadway happen including artists, crafts people, and technicians who work behind the scenes. They support not only individual shows, but an entire industry that annually delivers more than 5.1 billion dollars to the city of New York and provides countless hours of enjoyment for residents and tourists alike."
COBUG chair Tony DePaulo added, "Broadway Salutes is about joining together to honor our colleagues for their years of service to our industry. Broadway jobs are a critical driver in New York City’s economy and we're looking forward to recognizing the contributions of the artists, the craftsmen and women, and the professionals who do this work – day in and day out."
Additional details will be announced shortly.