It’s Broadway’s biggest night and you can celebrate in North Texas – for free!!

The 66th annual Tony Awards will be handed out this Sunday night in New York City.  The exciting evening will be telecast on CBS11 starting at 7pm.  “How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris once again returns as host and there will be a diverse group of performances and presenters like Nick Jonas, Sheryl Crowe and Candice Bergen.  Hugh Jackman returns as well to perform and will also receive a special award.  The best of the Great White Way will be all onstage for one great night – don’t miss it!

Can’t make it to the Big Apple in time?  Well neither can award winning entertainer Michael Feinstein who is in town to perform with our very own Tony award winner Marvin Hamlisch this weekend.  The two will be on stage with our Dallas Pops for a night of Cole Porter at the Morton Meyerson Friday and Saturday nights.  Feinstein said he appreciates the value of the Tony Awards as a way to congratulate the Arts.

And you can make sure you help in congratulating the Arts right here in our own backyard!  We are very excited to announce the first annual official CBS11 Tony Award Watch Party this Sunday night!  Please join us at the Winspear Opera House on Flora in the Arts District for a free night of fun, games, prizes, giveaways and more!  Doors open at 6:30pm and the parking is just $5.00.  As a special bonus – our very own sports guru Babe Laufenberg will join me as co-host for the exciting night – bet you didn’t know Babe was a theater fan too!

So mark your calendars for Sunday night, June 10th at 6:30pm at the Winspear Opera House for the best Tony Award Watch party in town!  Babe and I will also be giving out our own awards!!  Hope to see you there!