Tony Award organizers haven't made any official announcement, but New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel wrote on Wednesday that Bloomberg will be presented with a special honor at the annual Tony ceremony on Sunday at
The Post reported that Bloomberg will receive a special Tony "honor," not an "award," in recognition of the city's record tourism levels. The mayor has already been active on the pre-Tony circuit, including attending last week's nominee luncheon where he addressed the room full of stage stars.
Tourists account for the majority of tickets purchased on Broadway. According to a report for the 2011-12 season, visitors to New York bought approximately 63.4% of all Broadway tickets. The report was published by the Broadway League, one of the organizers of the Tonys.
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