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FREEZE FRAME: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Named Ambassadors of KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY

January 9
2:35 2013

The Broadway League announced that Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, co-hosts of Emmy Award-winning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," will serve as the 2013 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY National Ambassadors. Check out a photo preview from the big event below!

Actress and popular television personality Kelly Ripa and legendary NFL star and sports broadcaster Michael Strahan are both huge Broadway fans and excited to be the National Ambassadors for this year's KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY. KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY will also take place in multiple cities around the country, with different shows and venues putting their own spin on the event, on numerous dates throughout the year. Check kidsnightonbroadway.com for specific dates and locations.

"Broadway has always been magical to me, and it was a joy to share that magic with my own kids," said Kelly Ripa. "I'm thrilled to be part of a program that exposes children to all of the things that I love about the theatre."

"I'm honored to serve with Kelly as this year's Ambassadors for Kids' Night on Broadway. I have huge respect for Broadway performers. In the theatre, as in sports, the hard work, discipline and focus it takes to be a success are important fundamentals for kids to learn, and these actors and dancers are great role models for kids," said Michael Strahan.

Today, along with young performers from some of the participating Broadway shows including Annie, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Newsies, Michael and Kelly stopped by the August Wilson Theatre, current home of Jersey Boys, to kick off tickets sales to Kids' Night on Broadway.

Emmy Award-winning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, "LIVE" airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

FREEZE FRAME: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Named Ambassadors of KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY

FREEZE FRAME: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Named Ambassadors of KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY
Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan

FREEZE FRAME: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Named Ambassadors of KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY
Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan with Lilla Crawford and young cast members from 'Annie', 'The Lion King', 'Mary Poppins' & 'Newsies'

FREEZE FRAME: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Named Ambassadors of KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY



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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Getty Images.

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