Here’s another great reason to visit New York City: a free Broadway concert on May 21 with stars performing songs from approximately 25 shows, including many of this year’s Tony nominees. Plus appearances from another half dozen non-musicals. What could be better? Watching the Tonys on June 8 on your TV, or getting up close and personal with the shows themselves, free in Times Square. Rain or shine.
STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines and produced by The Broadway League , will take place on Wednesday, May 21 from 11am-12:30pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, Manhattan. Entrance to the concert is on 44th Street.
2014 Tony-nominated actors/actresses scheduled to appear include Adriane Lenox (After Midnight),Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder), Kelli O’Hara (The Bridges of Madison County),Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Andy Karl (Rocky), Joshua Henry (Violet), and Tyne Daly(Mothers and Sons) as well as performances from all 2014 Tony Award-nominated musicals now in performance on Broadway including After Midnight, Aladdin, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, The Bridges of Madison County, Bullets Over Broadway, Cabaret, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, If/Then, Les Misérables, Rocky and Violet.
The show will be hosted by star of stage and screen Norm Lewis, who has just taken over the legendary title role in Broadway’s record-breaking The Phantom of the Opera.
PARTICIPATING MUSICALS INCLUDE:
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
The Bridges of Madison County
Bullets Over Broadway
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
If / Then
The Lion King
Motown The Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Rock of Ages
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
ADDITIONAL APPEARANCES FROM:
All the Way
Holler if Ya Hear Me
Mothers and Sons
Of Mice and Men
On the Town
And if you're hungry, do what hordes of Broadway-goers have been doing for years, duck into Sardi's, Gallaghers, Victor's or Carmine's for a traditional post-show lunch.