BroadwayWorld.com and Fathom Events to Be Honored at The 2014 Theatre Museum Awards For Excellence

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BroadwayWorld.com and Fathom Events to Be Honored at The 2014 Theatre Museum Awards For ExcellenceThe Theatre Museum has announced the honorees for the 2014 Theatre Museum Awards for Excellence. The mission of The Theatre Museum is to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the legacy of the theatre. It is the first and only chartered non profit museum dedicated to the history of Theatre. Since 1995 The Awards for Excellence have recognized individuals and organizations for their contribution to theater arts, education, theater history and preservation. The 2014 Theatre Museum Awards will take place on Tuesday, May 27th at 6PMat The Players Club 16 Gramercy Park, NYC.

This year, The Theatre Museum honors two companies that have made important efforts to educate and to preserve theatre. BroadwayWorld will be honored with the 2014 Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts Education. BroadwayWorld is the largest theatre site on the Internet covering Broadway, the West End and beyond to 100 US cities, and 35 countries worldwide. With over 5 million monthly visitors, BroadwayWorld delivers complete up-to-the-minute Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theatre news, in-depth interviews, extraordinary photo coverage, entertaining video features, lively message boards, ticket discounts, reviews, and more. One of BroadwayWorld.com's strongest passion points since the sites inception has been a commitment to supporting theater education, which it has done via the site's popular Student Centers that shine a spotlight on schools at all levels (from Elementary through College) and through numerous online resources and editorial content. "BroadwayWorld.com is a staple in the theater community," said Theatre Museum Chairman, Stewart F. Lane. The award will be accepted by founder and editor-in-chief, Robert Diamond.

BroadwayWorld.com and Fathom Events to Be Honored at The 2014 Theatre Museum Awards For Excellence
Joe Benincasa at the 2013 Theatre Museum Awards

The 2014 Award for Excellence in Theatre History Preservation will go to Fathom Events, a company that has paved the way for stage-to-screen content. Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment's biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. These unique experiences take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer exclusive extras - creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group, Fathom's live digital broadcast network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations across the United States. By providing an outlet for alternative content in the movie theaters, Fathom has been able to preserve countless productions for future generations.

BroadwayWorld.com and Fathom Events to Be Honored at The 2014 Theatre Museum Awards For Excellence
Stewart F Lane at the 2013 Theatre Museum Awards

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of The Marx Brothers, so in addition to the awards, the event will present a Tribute to The Marx Brothers. The tribute will feature appearances by Trav S. D., Lady Rizo, Ariela Pizza, Michael Goldfried, Parallel Exit, Abe Goldfarb, and the cast of "I'll Say She Is". The 2014 TTM Awards are produced by Alyssa Renzi and Trav S. D. Board member Joe Benincasa, who was recently recognized by The Actors Fund with a medal of honor and will be honored at the 2014 Tony Awards, remarked, "We are extremely excited for this year's awards ceremony. It is shaping up to be a very entertaining night!"

Previous Theatre Museum Award recipients include Jujamcyn Theaters, The American Theatre Wing, Manhattan Theatre Club, Carmen de Lavallade, Bonnie Comley, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Brantley, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, and Sheldon Harnick.

The Theatre Museum currently functions as a museum-at-large until a permanent gallery is located. The Theatre Museum produces exhibitions in collaboration with other cultural institutions in NYC and across the country. For more information see: www.thetheatremuseum.org

Individual tickets for the Awards ceremony and dinner are priced at $250. For tickets call 212-315-0402.

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