Clear Channel Spectacolor and Justin Guarini Kick-Off New York Comic Con Super Week with Second Annual “Celebrity Karaoke: An Epic Evening with the Stars”
PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENING WILL BENEFIT RANDOM ACTS ORG
September 17, 2015 – Today the Clear Channel Spectacolor and New York Comic Con will kick off New York Super Week with the second annual “Celebrity Karaoke: An Epic Evening with the Stars,” Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Hard Rock Café Times Square (1501 Broadway). Hosted and co-produced by Justin Guarini, currently starring in the world-premiere musical comedy Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, “Celebrity Karaoke” gives Comic Con and Broadway fans the opportunity to perform with a live karaoke band alongside Broadway’s brightest stars. Chart-topping R&B singer/songwriter Deborah Cox will lead the roster of stars with additional performers to be announced soon. Tickets are $40 for VIP floor seats and $25 for general admission, and are now on sale via TicketWeb.
A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Random Acts Org, a US-based, global nonprofit that strives to conquer the world, one random act of kindness at a time. The organization inspires individuals and groups to come together and help improve the overall well-being of their communities. Random Acts will use this opportunity to benefit Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center and will accept non-perishable food donations at Celebrity Karaoke.
“Clear Channel Spectacolor is proud to once again host the “Celebrity Karaoke” as part of New York Super Week,” said Harry Coghlan, president, Clear Channel Outdoor-New York. “We have a stellar line-up of performers and we’ll be on the edge of our seats to see what talent is discovered that night. Additionally we are so pleased to partner with RandomActs.org and look forward including them as our charitable partner.”
Tony Award-winning producer Jayne Baron Sherman (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Tony Award nominees Dan Markley (Something Rotten) and Carl Levin (Rock of Ages) will judge the performances. At the end of the night, the judges will select one winner who will receive an incredible prize package to help further their goals of stardom. The package will include a private voice lesson with Justin Guarini, a sit down with the panel of Broadway producers, a work session with a top NYC casting director, and a headshot session with NYC photographer Nathan Johnson. Additionally, the winning performance will be broadcast on one of Clear Channel Spectacolor’s billboards in Times Square with full color and audio.
To enter, aspiring singers should record a performance of themselves singing their favorite karaoke song (Broadway and/or rock) and upload it to YouTube. Video submissions should be under three minutes and submitted to BroadwayWorld.com via the contest landing page here. Submissions will be accepted through Monday, September 28, 2015. BroadwayWorld.com will select two guaranteed slots from the submissions. All contestants must be able to provide their own transportation to New York City’s Hard Rock Café in Times Square on October 5, 2015.
About Clear Channel Spectacolor
Clear Channel Spectacolor is the US market leader in spectacular sign displays and a division of one of the world’s leading outdoor advertising companies, offering innovative out-of-home marketing resources in major pedestrian destinations such as Times Square and The Las Vegas Strip, Clear Channel Spectacolor’s inventory includes: spectacular billboards, time-based video screens, wallscapes, sky murals, unique ad panels and experiential marketing events. In-house creative services and start-to-finish project management assist marketers in producing high-impact executions for a growing on-the-go audience. Spectacolor was established in 1976. More information may be found by visiting www.clearchannelspectacolor.com.
About New York Super Week
Clear Channel Spectacolor is the Official Media Partner of the second annual New York Super Week, a week-long pop culture festival that will feature themed experiences at venues throughout the city-including concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tastings and more. The event will take place October 3-11, 2015 leading into the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting pop culture convention, New York Comic Con. For more information, please visit: www.NewYorkSuperWeek.comor www.NewYorkComicCon.com.
About Random Acts
Random Acts is a US-based, global nonprofit that strives to conquer the world, one random act of kindness at a time. We provide a vast network of caring volunteers with the inspiration and support they need to change lives for the better. Random Acts encourages people of all ages to perform their own acts of kindness both big and small wherever, and whenever, possible. Random Acts believes every individual can be a catalyst for positive change in the world and in their own life; everyone deserves to be treated with respect; each person can make a positive impact within their social network and community; kindness breeds kindness, and finally that being kind is fun! Random Acts promotes participation in acts of kindness all over the world. By running key programs throughout the year to inspire action, we mobilize individuals and groups to come together to help improve the overall well-being of their local communities. Visit randomacts.org for more information.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 203 venues in 64 countries, including 156 cafes, 22 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Lagos and Busan, South Korea. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.