KidzVuz Joins the Tony Awards® to Launch “Totally Tonys” with the I Love Broadway Contest to Help Celebrate the 67th Annual Tony Awards

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KidzVuz users sing their hearts out in videos for the Totally Tonys contest, and KidzVuz tween reporters hit the red carpet at the Tony Awards.

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We love that with KidzVuz and "Totally Tonys", we are able to introduce young fans to the magic of live theatre and get them involved in that magic”

The Tony Awards will be partnering with KidzVuz, a video sharing site for kids ages 7-12 years-old, and the only online destination exclusively dedicated to letting kids share their views about the things they love, as part of “Totally Tonys,” a family friendly interactive part of the TonyAwards.com site.

KidzVuz.com is hosting an online contest for young theatre fans between the ages of 7 and 17 who can enter to win a number of prizes exclusively from TonyAwards.com. Young Broadway fans are coming out in droves to share their videos telling us about their favorite musical, or to sing a few bars of their favorite Broadway show tune. The top winners will be chosen at random.

KidzVuz reporters will also be interviewing the stars behind the scenes at a Tony Awards rehearsal, and joining the media on the Red Carpet at the Awards themselves, giving the media coverage for the event a unique, kid-focused perspective.

“We’re thrilled to be working with The Tony Awards.” said Nancy Friedman, co-founder of KidzVuz.com. “Our KidzVuz kids are naturals on camera, and the videos of them singing their Broadway favorites aren’t just fantastic, they’re a testament to the enduring power of live theatre.”

KidzVuz’ participation is part of The Tony Awards’ brand new, interactive online programming, called “Totally Tonys,” on TonyAwards.com. “Totally Tonys” features exclusive content, programming and opportunities which will be fun and educational for the whole family. http://bit.ly/TotallyTonys.

“We love that with KidzVuz and ‘Totally Tonys’, we are able to introduce young fans to the magic of live theatre and get them involved in that magic,” said Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing.

“Working with KidzVuz fits right into our Totally Tonys plan: giving us the ability to interact with our young fans, by letting them create their own engaging and fun content,” said Charlotte St Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League

The 2013 Tony Awards will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 9th 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

For more information on the 2013 Tony Awards, please visit http://www.TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards, follow @TheTonyAwards and use #tonyawards on Twitter and Instagram.

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About KidzVuz
KidzVuz is videos by kids for kids. The first and only COPPA-compliant platform exclusively for user-generated kid video reviews, KidzVuz lets kids 7-13 have their say in a safe, monitored space. Launched in 2011, our award winning website and iOs empower tweens to create and share videos about the things they love, including books, movies, theater, fashion, travel, tech, toys and more. KidzVuz reporters cover movie premieres, Broadway openings, and more, lending a unique kid perspective to the media landscape.

KidzVuz has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as a top site for tweens, Teachers First as an educational resource, and was named a best new site of 2011 by Cool Mom Picks. The KidzVuz app was named by EW.com as one of the Top Ten Apps for Kids of 2012. For more information, visit: http://www.kidzvuz.com.

About the Tony Awards
The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nick Scandalios is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather Hitchens is Executive Director. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2013 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2013 Tony Awards.

IBM, the official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards website, http://www.TonyAwards.com across digital platforms. Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet and Green Room. United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards. The New York Times is the official and exclusive print media partner of the Tony Awards. Nexxus Salon Hair Care is the official beauty partner of the Tony Awards. Royal Caribbean International is the official cruise line of the Tony Awards. Paramount Hotel is the official hotel partner of the Tonys. PEOPLE is the official magazine partner of The Tony Awards.

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