EarthCam to Stream LIVE Toys "R" Us presents Broadway On Broadway
2002 Marks the 4th Consecutive Year that EarthCam is Webcasting Broadway on Broadway
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, September 12, 2002 - EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), experts in webcam technology and a leader in webcasting premier events, is pleased to announce that on September 15th it will stream live Toys "R" Us presents Broadway On Broadway 2002. 2002 marks the fourth consecutive year that EarthCam is webcasting Broadway on Broadway, and the third year in a row that EarthCam is streaming the event live. EarthCam's live streaming coverage on the Internet (www.earthcam.com/events/broadway/2002) will include both video and audio. In addition to streaming, EarthCam will produce the webcast using updating jpeg's for Internet users to watch as well.
As the Official Webcam of Times Square, EarthCam currently has 8 existing webcams in Times Square (http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare) that generate over 20 million impressions per month. Included in these 8 webcams is one camera that streams live video and audio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. EarthCam will use this existing network of webcams to deliver additional live coverage of the Broadway performances.
Toys "R" Us presents Broadway on Broadway is the largest, free outdoor public event held in Times Square. The annual kick-off to the Broadway season is expected to draw more than 50,000 theatre lovers to watch as their favorite performers take the stage to give them a taste of what the year has in store for them. Scheduled for approximately two hours, the event features hundreds of members from the casts of the current Broadway musicals, as well as, additional members from upcoming musicals new for the season.
In its eleven years, Broadway on Broadway has become one of the most popular and entertaining Broadway shows. Two of Broadway's brightest young stars - *NSYNC's Joey Fatone, now starring in Rent, and Hairspray's Marissa Jaret Winokur - will host the event and will be joined by several special guests. Broadway On Broadway 2002 is set to kick-off the 2002-03 Broadway Season on Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 11:15am on an open-air stage at 43rd and Broadway, in the center of the Crossroads of the World.
EarthCam.com is the leading network of live webcams and, as the premier webcam portal, offers the most comprehensive search engine of webcams from around the world. EarthCam provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for it's corporate clients. Clients include MSN, Yahoo!, Intel, AOL/Time Warner, ESPN, Panasonic, Ford, NASA, Kodak, Toys "R" Us, This Old House and Discovery.com. As the foremost provider of live images on the Internet, EarthCam webcasts events such as the Daytona 500, Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve in Times Square and the Super Bowl for the NFL. WebCamStore.com is EarthCam's full-service e-commerce site dedicated solely to providing webcam solutions. Visit EarthCam at www.earthcam.com/.
TOYS "R" US PRESENTS BROADWAY ON BROADWAY®
Sunday, September 15, 2002 - 11:15 a.m.
Times Square, New York City
Webcast Live on this site via EarthCam.com
Broadcast on NBC4 New York
Tuesday, September 17 - 7:00 p.m.
On 77WABC Radio
Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.
It's the quintessential New York City event: 50,000 spectators at the Crossroads of the World, live numbers from Broadway shows performed on a giant outdoor stage, television cameras, a galaxy of celebrity performers, and a big finale with showers of confetti.
On Sunday, September 15, Toys "R" Us presents Broadway on Broadway®, the official kick-off for the Broadway theatre season. Now in its 11th year, this open-air concert brings together more than 200 performers and a 30-piece orchestra, turning Times Square into the world's biggest concert hall. The event begins at 11:15 a.m. on September 15 and will be broadcast on WNBC on September 17 in New York, as well as on NBC affiliates across the US this fall. There will be a CD recording of the concert, with proceeds going to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Click here for information on the 2001 CD.
Two of Broadway's brightest young stars--*NSYNC's Joey Fatone, now starring in Rent, and Hairspray's Marissa Jaret Winokur--will host the event. Click here for the list of performers and musical numbers.
Free and open to the public, Broadway on Broadway features show-stopping musical numbers from long-running shows and recent hits, along with sneak previews of this fall's new plays and musicals. The event traditionally spotlights Times Square as the New York's most exciting family-friendly entertainment destination, and this year it doubles as the Broadway theatre community's way of thanking theatergoers for playing a key role in the city's recovery.
This year's concert will be webcast live on this site via EarthCam. It will also be broadcast on 77WABC Radio in the New York metro area on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Broadway on Broadway is co-produced by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the Times Square BID. The event is presented by Toys "R" Us with Continental Airlines, with additional support from The New York Times, NYC & Company, Theatre Development Fund, and the Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Funds.
For more information on Broadway shows and tickets visit www.LiveBroadway.com.
For more information about Times Square visit www.timessquarebid.org.