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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan Named National Ambassadors of Kids' Night on Broadway 2013 - Tickets on Sale Now!
January 09, 2013


KELLY RIPA and

MICHAEL STRAHAN

Co-Hosts of "LIVE with Kelly and Michael"

NAMED NATIONAL AMBASSADORS OF

KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY â 2013

Presented by The New York Times

TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013

KidsNightonBroadway.com

KIDS CAN SEE BROADWAY SHOWS FOR FREE!

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.

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.

KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY is when kids ages 6 to 18 can see Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket includes free pre-theatre parties, restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs, and more.

Kids' Night on Broadway tickets available for participating shows on:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013

SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013

Participating shows* (to date) include:

BROADWAY: Ann, Annie, Chicago, Hands on a Hardbody, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Newsies, Once, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, Wicked .

OFF-BROADWAY: Avenue Q, Forever Dusty, The Gazillion Bubble Show, Stomp

(*subject to change, and some shows not available for all performances)

Many Times Square-area eateries will offer specials for Kids' Night on Broadway ticket-holders. Restaurant updates: www.kidsnightonbroadway.com/restaurants.php

Participating restaurants (to date) include:

Angus McIndoe, B. Smith's, Blue Fin, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Casa Nonna, Ҫa Va Brasserie, Ceci Italian Restaurant, Cock & Bull, Connolly's Pub and Restaurant, db Bistro Moderne, Glass House Tavern, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar, Heartland Brewery & Chophouse, Little Town Restaurant Row, Matt's Grill, Playwright Tavern, Ruby Foo's, Ruby Tuesday, Schnipper's, Tasti-D-Lite, Toloache, Tony's DiNapoli, Trattoria Trecolori, and Virgil's Real BBQ.

KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY®, a program of The Broadway League, is generously presented by The New York Times. Official media partners are WABC-TV, Fresh 102.7, WCBS-FM 101, Metro-North Railroad, Telemundo Nueva York, and La Mega.