Monday, May 17, 2010
Theatre District Police Precincts To Receive Special Tony Award
I’m so glad the Tony Awards committee will present a Tony for Excellence in the Theatre to the Midtown North and South New York City Police Precincts. They deserve it!
"We had decided on this particular Tony Honor well before the May 1st incident in Broadway/Times Square which brought the NYPD's skills to the forefront of a very public stage, so our desire to award them for their consistent day-to-day dedication proved even more appropriate,” Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League said. “Since the New York City Police Department is a City Agency, they had to first ensure that they could accept this recognition. Today, that approval was received and we are thrilled that they will join their fellow recipients at the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 13th at Radio City Music Hall."
The NYPD isn’t usually associated with theatre, and yet they are definitely an essential and, until now, unacknowledged part of an evening at a show. How smart of those Tony people to recognize that.