“New York Center Stage” Celebrates the Best of Broadway at International Pow Wow

The Broadway Collection joined NYC & Company and emcee Cyndi Lauper on June 11, 2013 to present the “NYC Center Stage” luncheon at International Pow Wow (IPW) at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Broadway and Off-Broadway experience featured performances from New York City’s most popular musicals and shows.

“NYC Center Stage” welcomed more than 5,000 buyers and travel media from around the world who enjoyed numbers from Broadway’s Kinky Boots, Wicked, Once and Chicago as well as Off-Broadway’s Stomp. This one of a kind New York City experience was hosted by the Grammy® Award winning, and now Tony Award winner, Cyndi Lauper, the composer and lyricist of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots.

“International travelers are an important part of the Broadway audience and we were delighted to have the opportunity for some of Broadway’s most popular shows to perform again at this year’s International Pow Wow,” said Bob Hofmann, Senior Director of Broadway Inbound.

The aim of the “NYC Center Stage” luncheon, following on the heels of the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards on June 9, is to promote Broadway and the nation’s number one big city tourism destination to buyers and media attending International Pow Wow from around the world.

“We’re very pleased to be joining again with The Broadway Collection to present a one-of-a-kind New York City experience for this year’s IPW attendees, showcasing some of the best Broadway and Off-Broadway entertainment our City has to offer,” said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta.

The Broadway Collection’s member shows received top honors at the 67th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday evening, winning 11 of the 48 awards they were nominated for on Broadway theatre’s biggest night of the year. Kinky Boots walked away with an outstanding six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Sound Design of a Musical. Kinky Boots was followed by Matilda, which won four awards – while Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella won the award for Best Costume Design of a Musical.