A selection of tickets will be available for students in the New York metropolitan area through a lottery drawing. Beginning at 11 AM ET June 4, the first 200 people in line will be able to enter a lottery for up to two $40 tickets each. (Only cash will be accepted.) Names will be drawn at 3 PM by Rock of Ages stars Constantine Maroulis and James Carpinello. Students must have a valid Student ID and must be in attendance for the drawing to receive their tickets. Black-tie attire is required for the evening, which begins at 6 PM.
It was also announced June 2 that "Ugly Betty" star Mark Indelicato will be the official TonyAwards.com Celebrity Tweeter for Tony Awards weekend. The young actor, according to press notes, "will be working with TonyAwards.com to cover all the Tony events . . . with backstage and behind-the-scenes access to rehearsals and live coverage from the telecast.
During the telecast Indelicato "will be Tweeting messages and photos about his experiences backstage – his encounters with Tony winners as they first step off-stage, what performers are doing right before they take the stage, and sneak-peek at what happens in the Wings of Radio City Music Hall."
TonyAwards.com's Twitter feed is http://twitter.com/TheTonyAwards; to follow Indelicato go to http://twitter.com/markindelicato.
Playbill Magazine editor Blake Ross will also be Tweeting during the Tony telecast (at twitter.com/playbillmag), and Playbill.com will provide full coverage backstage in the Tony press room.
Neil Patrick Harris hosts the 2009 Tony Awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS beginning at 8 PM ET.
Visit tonyawards.com for more information.