STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, will take place on Friday June 3, 2016 from 12:30pm-2:30pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets.
To add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards®, the free outdoor concert in the heart of the Theatre District will celebrate Broadway with star appearances and exciting performances from over 30 new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a 12-piece live orchestra.
“Broadway has never had a bigger variety of offerings. With more shows participating in this concert than ever before, it is even more apparent that our goal of having something for everyone on Broadway is succeeding,” says Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League. “No wonder we are breaking attendance records again! Join us in celebrating one of Broadway’s most exciting seasons as we count down to the 70th annual Tony Awards.”
“Stars in the Alley showcases the excitement of musical theatre and the vibrancy of Times Square all at once. The opportunity to help bring great live music that is free to the public is the primary goal of the MPTF,” says Dan Beck Trustee, Music Performance Trust Fund.
PARTICIPATING MUSICALS INCLUDE*:
An American in Paris
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
The Color Purple
Fiddler on the Roof
Matilda The Musical
On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
The Phantom of the Opera
She Loves Me
WITH ADDITIONAL APPEARANCES FROM*:
An Act of God
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Long Day’s Journey into Night
School of Rock The Musical
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed.
The American Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual Tony Awards® will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 12,2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, hosted by Tony Award-winner James Corden. The Tony Awards, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
The event is produced by The Broadway League. United Airlines is the title sponsor of Stars in the Alley® and is the official airline of The Broadway League and the Tony Awards. Live music sponsored by The Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund and Film Funds. The official hospitality partner is Junior’s Restaurant. The official media partner is The New York Times. Additional support is provided by The Shubert Organization and SL Green Reality Corporation.
Photos: Kristina Bumphrey