PIX11 Partners With the Broadway Channel to Air Exclusive Special Dec 17 at 6:30 pm ET

PIX11 Partners With the Broadway Channel to Air Exclusive Special Dec 17 at 6:30 pm ET

Tune in Alert: “Broadway Profiles: The Holiday Stars….”

NEW YORK,  DEC 15, 2017 – PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, has partnered with The Broadway Channel to present “Broadway Profiles,” a series of specials about Broadway. Hosted by PIX11’s Emmy-Award winning anchor, Tamsen Fadal, the latest installment, “Broadway Profiles: The Holiday Stars…” will air on PIX11 on Saturday, Dec. 17th at 6:30pm ET.

“Broadway Profiles: The Holiday Stars…” highlights this season’s holiday stars on Broadway with stories of the stage and the city including:

  • Two-time Grammy Award Winner Jason Mraz is making his Broadway debut in the hit musical Waitress.  And he’s about to be joined on stage by another music star, lyricist Sara Bareilles;
  • The stars of the play The Parisian Woman – Uma Thurman, Josh Lucas, and Marton Csokas;
  • Constantine Rousouli –  the star of the new off-Broadway musical Cruel Intentions, featuring some of the best loved songs from the 90’s;
  • The Lion King celebrates 20 years on Broadway, we talk to the man who plays Simba, Jelani Remy
  • A School of Rock rewind.  Celebrating ‘School of Rock’s two year anniversary on Broadway.
  • Christmas – the play Dr. Seuss doesn’t want you to see.  We’re touring the Whoville trailer park with the star of ‘Who’s Holiday’, Lesli Margherita, who plays Cindy Lou Who.
  • Plus, an interview with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.

Tamsen Fadal, John Gore and Broadway Channel SVP Matthew Hege serve as the executive producers for Broadway Profiles.

PIX11 has set up a special section of the station’s website, http://www.pix11.com/backstageonbroadway, where you can find original on-air content.   The hashtag #BACKSTAGEONBROADWAY has been created for social engagement with fans through PIX11’s extensive social media channels.

Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network and PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence including nearly 300 Emmy® Awards (two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast.) PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. PIX11 is also the broadcast station of the New York Mets, since 1999. In 2014, PIX11 announced a long-term, exclusive content and marketing partnership with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  PIX11 is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. PIX11 engages with audiences across multiple social platforms; find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pix11news, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope: @pix11news. For more information visit www.pix11.com.

About The Broadway Channel:
The Broadway Channel is the premier network for Broadway video content, reaching millions of theater fans through a wide spectrum of media outlets. The Broadway Channel’s digital network includes dedicated channels with a host of cable partners including Cablevision, Verizon and RCN. The Broadway Channel’s digital network also reaches Manhattan hotel guests daily and national audiences through many additional media outlets. The Broadway Channel is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, including Broadway.com and Broadway Across America. For more information, visit www.broadwaychannel.com or www.johngore.com

The John Gore Organization (JGO) is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 11-time Tony winning producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. Its productions span Broadway, Off Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, Canada and 44 domestic markets. It has won Tonys in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards.

Jessica Bellucci
VP, Communications
Tribune Broadcasting
office: 212-210-2626