Another handful of stars has been added to the 2015 Tony Awards – in the form of a limited-edition star-spangled bow tie, sales of which will benefit groups fighting for marriage equality.
Collaboration between Tonys organizers and Tie the Knot, the handmade silk ties feature a spare field of tiny, light navy blue stars against a background of dark navy blue. The limited run of 200 neck knots is available starting Thursday exclusively through Chicago-based e-tailer The Tie Bar, with $20 of each $25 purchase price going to Tie the Knot, an organization founded in 2012 by Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”) and then-boyfriend (now husband) Justin Mikita to support U.S. organizations fighting on behalf of LGBT civil rights.
This year’s Tony tie is the third such collaboration; 2014’s version featured white stars on a midnight blue background and the 2013 version was black textured silk with alternating stripes of silver and royal blue.
This year’s Tonys, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, are scheduled to take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7 and broadcast on CBS.
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