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Hosted by Ginger Zee, of "Good Morning America," the evening honors 2014 Tony Award nominees Anika Noni Rose (A Raisin in the Sun; Caroline, or Change) and Andy Karl (Rocky) and the Tony-winning Broadway production of All The Way.
Neil Mazzella, chairman of Hudson Scenic Studio and Hudson Sound and Light; and Stephen Batta, general manager of the JW Marriott Essex House, are also recognized at the event.
"We are so thrilled to be honoring these remarkably talented individuals who greatly contribute to the vitality of the Broadway community and support our mission of bringing live theatre into the lives of children. Our Broadway Beacon Awards are a wonderful way for us to end the theatre season and this year is no exception," Inside Broadway executive director Michael Presser said in a previous statement.
The evening also features a special musical performance by the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys as well as a performance by students from Brooklyn's P.S. 97.
Inside Broadway reaches over 20,000 New York City students each year and develops and produces touring equity musical productions as well as a wide range of educational programs that allow participants to interact with professionals in the field and experience theatre hands-on in the classroom. It was established in 1982 by Michael Presser.
The Essex House is located at 160 Central Park South. Visit InsideBroadway.org for more information.