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Walker International Communications Group (WICG)Broadway Black proudly announce the celebration of The BLACKOUT Party on Sunday, June 12, 2016, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at the landmark Broadway Times Square Row NYC Hotel. The nominations in 24 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual Tony Awards® were announced on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, by Tony Award-winning actress Nikki M. James and Tony Award-nominee Andrew Rannells.

The BLACKOUT Party, where Broadway Meets Black Culture, highlights and celebrates the achievements of Black Broadway artists over the 2015-2016 season. With over seven decades dedicated to recognizing the best talent on Broadway, Black performers, production crews and creative staff have a loyal and engaged following that respect and admire their talent and voice.


“WICG is honored to partner with Broadway Black to celebrate the 70 years of excellence on Broadway,” says Toni Isreal, Managing Director of WICG. “THE BLACKOUT PARTY and Tony Award viewing party promotes Broadway, known for its brightly illuminated lights. Join us as we celebrate the unprecedented number of nominees of color at our BLACKOUT PARTY creating a space for Broadway to meet Black Culture.” “As the premier media outlet for all things Black on Broadway, Broadway Black is honored to partner with legendary organization, WICG,” says Andrew Shade, Founder and Editorial Director of Broadway Black. “We celebrate the fact that the number of Black nominees for the 2015-16 year equates to approximately one-third of all previous winners in the 70-year history of the Tonys. We look forward to continuing to engage, promote and support the wonderful work created on Broadway by Black theatre artists.” ]]>