Broadway League launches THIS IS BROADWAY initiative!!! Short film released featuring Oprah!!

This Is Broadway
This week is a very exciting week as many of Broadway’s hottest tickets officially start to return!!!! To get us in the mood, our wonderful friends at The Broadway League have released a brand new initiative which is set to welcome tourists back to the Great Bright Way after 18 months of being shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THIS IS BROADWAY!!!
Check out this powerful new short film featuring narration by the legendary Oprah Winfrey!!!!
Who is excited?!!!

BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK returns next month for ONE DAY ONLY concert!!

BREAKING NEWS: One of our personal favorite Summertime events is back as we celebrate the return of Live Theater this upcoming month!!! 106.7 Lite FM has officially announced the return of their annual BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK concert. However, it will be happening for ONE DAY ONLY on September 23rd, 2021!!
For those who may not know, BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK usually takes place every Summer for 8 WEEKS on the Great Lawn of Bryant Park. It’s a free outdoor lunchtime concert featuring performances from the casts of some of your favorite ON and OFF Broadway hits singing highlights from their shows.
Since Summer is almost over and with the perfect time of celebrating the Great Bright Way returning, this year’s ONE DAY CONCERT event will be a full 2 HOUR concert. It will feature performances from the casts of…..
Disney on Broadway‘s current long running hits The Lion King and Aladdin,
Broadway’s legendary longest running show The Phantom of the Opera,
the long running revival of Chicago,
the smash hit Bob Dylan musical Girl From The North Country,
the long Off Broadway toe-tapping phenomenon Stomp,
There will also be SNEAK PEAK PREVIEWS of many productions that are getting their 2nd CHANCE to finally open. These shows were initially slated to start but got abruptly shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also taking center stage will include the casts of….
the Olivier Award nominated GIRL POWER smash hit SIX,
the powerful new royal musical Diana,
the new musical family comedy Mrs. Doubtfire,
the upcoming Broadway revival of Caroline, Or Change,
the highly anticipated delicious Broadway revival of the Tony and Grammy nominated smash hit Waitress.
It will be emceed by 106.7 Lite FM morning hosts Cubby and Christine.
The return of BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK returns for the first time in 2 years. Last year’s event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also is part of a huge lineup of live performances that Bryant Park has continued to host this past Summer celebrating Live Entertainment’s return.
Who is excited?!!!!

Official details have been announced for DeBlasio’s produced WE LOVE NYC HOMECOMING CONCERT in Central Park next month; Headliners announced!!

Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, Bruce Springsteen & More to Perform at WE LOVE NYC: THE HOMECOMING CONCERT
BREAKING NEWS: The biggest names in Entertainment are joining forces and reuniting as we celebrate the return of the Big Apple slowly starting to make its way back to normal. More headliners have been revealed to take part in Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s upcoming New York City homecoming concert next month.
The concert entitled WE LOVE NEW YORK (sponsored by Live Nation) is set for August 21st, 2021 at NYC’s famed Central Park on the Great Lawn. It will feature some familiar superstars no strangers to the world of Broadway including…..
THE BOSS himself Bruce Springsteen – currently back on the Broadway stage reopening the Theaters with an encore engagement of his acoustic solo concert at the St. James Theatre,
The powerhouse Jennifer Hudson – known for her Oscar winning performance in Dreamgirls and the film version of Cats plus appeared in the recent Award winning Broadway revival of The Color Purple,
Hudson’s Color Purple co-star Tony and Grammy winner Cynthia Erivo,
the celebrated performer Barry Manilow – who previously had several concert residencies on the Great Bright Way and preparing to debut his musical HARMONY at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene coming up,
The legendary Paul Simon – who had a short lived stint on Broadway with his cult and controversial hit musical The Capeman.
Other headlining acts will include….
As a celebration of New York City’s comeback, WE LOVE NEW YORK: THE HOMECOMING CONCERT will also be promoting health, safety, and equity. 80% of the tickets will be for free. For those planning to go, you are required show proof of having taken the COVID-19 vaccine in requirement for entry. Face Masks will be optional.
Tickets itself go on sale next week!!
Who is ready to celebrate the return of Live Performances in NYC?!!!

Broadway Throwback: BROADWAY ON BROADWAY concert in Times Square

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What makes the magic of New York City alive is our unforgettable legacy of our Theater community. Over the years, there has been an unforgettable tradition of special events dedicated to the place we call home…… BROADWAY!!! One of our favorite throwback events used to be a tradition every year….. the annual BROADWAY ON BROADWAY concert.
In case anyone may not know, BROADWAY ON BROADWAY was a free outdoor concert held every year the week after Labor Day in Times Square,. It features performances from casts of some of your favorite Broadway shows performing highlighted showstoppers accompanied by a full 20 piece orchestra. You hear BOTH the long runners and sneak peaks of new shows that were coming in the new Broadway season. The concert would conclude with a full Grand Finale number (featuring all the casts) coming together with a huge confetti shower at the end. It has been televised live for several years on NBC. The concert was sponsored every year by The Broadway League and Toys”R”Us.
BROADWAY ON BROADWAY was originally conceived as a WELCOME PARTY back in 1992 for delegates to the Democratic National Convention in New York City. It did so well, the one time concert because an annual event for 10 years. It was cancelled in 2013 but then returned the year afterwards. After the 2014 concert, BROADWAY ON BROADWAY has NOT been back ever since.
To give you all a taste of what BROADWAY ON BROADWAY was like, here is the 2001 concert below. Hosted by Brooke Sheilds (who at the time was starring in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Cabaret), that year’s lineup consisted of…..
2 time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth and the cast of the long running revival of Chicago The Musical,
Tony winner Idina Menzel and the cast of Disney’s Aida,
Ivan Rutherford from the original Broadway production of Les Misérables,
Manley Pope and Trey Ellett from the original Broadway production of Rent,
Tony nominee Carolee Carmello and Burke Moses from the 2000 revival of Kiss Me Kate,
Tony nominee Howard McGillin from The Phantom of the Opera (THE LONGEST MASKED MAN PEOPLE!!!),
Tony nominee Louise Pitre and the original Broadway cast of MAMMA MIA!,
Tony nominee and the late Rebecca Luker from the 2000 revival of The Music Man,
The cast of The Full Monty,
The cast of Blast,
Pre-Tony nominee Hunter Foster and the cast of Urinetown,
Tony nominee Brad Oscar from The Producers,
The cast of the 2000 Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Show,
a toe-tapping and confetti showered finale from the cast of the 2001 Tony winning revival of 42nd Street.
Could they bring it back when Broadway returns this year?!