Legendary Broadway Producer Daryl Roth, NYC Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and Special Guests to Celebrate Broadway Association's 102nd Anniversary

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May 6th Annual Awards Luncheon to Recognize Distinguished Careers of Kelly and Roth, Good Day NY's Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto to Serve as Masters of Ceremonies

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The Broadway Association, the 102-year-old not-for-profit business association that’s committed to the betterment, safety and economic prosperity of the Times Square and Midtown West community, will host its annual awards luncheon on Monday, May 6th at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel.

The Broadway Association will present seven-time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Producer Daryl Roth with the Visionary Leader Award and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Fox 5 Good Day New York’s Greg Kelly (son of Police Commissioner Kelly) and Rosanna Scotto will serve as Masters of Ceremonies.

“Daryl Roth and Police Commissioner Kelly represent the life and vibrant energy of Times Square and Broadway,” said Broadway Association Chairman Cristyne L. Nicholas. “Our city has never been safer, crime has never been lower and visitors and locals alike continue to flock to Daryl’s shows in droves. We’re lucky to have two such outstanding individuals working day in and day out to ensure we have a thriving and growing district.”

Daryl Roth is a seven time Pulitzer Prize-winning producer with her latest production Kinky Boots receiving 13 Tony nominations. Current projects include the Broadway Revival of “Annie” and a new musical, “It Shoulda Been You,” directed by David Hyde Pierce. Even with her busy Broadway schedule, Ms. Roth dedicates time to nurturing and supporting theatre artists. She’s also an Honorary Trustee of Lincoln Center Theatre and recently served on the New York State Council on the Arts.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is New York City’s longest serving police commissioner and a 43-year veteran of the department. During his almost 15 years as police commissioner under Mayor David N. Dinkins (a long-time Broadway Association member) and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Commissioner Kelly created the first counterterrorism bureau of any municipal police department in the country and has heavily invested his department’s resources to ensure the Big Apple remains one of the safest big cities in the world.

The annual luncheon also serves as a platform for the Broadway Association to promote and support an important cause within the local community. Rosie’s Theater Kids, a program that provides quality instruction in music and dance and exposes young school children to theater and the arts, will be presented with a generous donation. A small group of children from Rosie’s Theater Kids will perform a selection of hit Broadway songs as well.

Other programs, initiatives and charities the Broadway Association has supported in previous years include the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City (Hurricane Relief), the New York City Police Foundation, Back on my Feet, the Actor’s Fund, Encore Community Services, the 9/11 Memorial and Broadway Care/Equity Fights AIDS. For more information on upcoming events, ongoing issues or to become a member, please visit the Broadway Association’s website at http://www.broadwayassociation.org.

About the Broadway Association
The Broadway Association, founded in 1911, is a not-for-profit business association devoted to the cultural and economic betterment of midtown west, which comprises the Broadway theater district. The Association has a history of proactive service to its membership of property owners, major corporations, hotels, unions, civic organizations, theater companies, developers, banks, law firms, airlines and publishers

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