Do you love live theater? The Tony Awards, honoring the “best of Broadway,” will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on June 8. Tickets are sold out, so you’ll have to resign yourself to watching from your home if you want to see Hugh Jackman host the black-tie event. www.TonyAwards.com
However, Broadway fans have an opportunity to enjoy another theatrical event — live on Broadway — as only New York City could hold. And it’s free!! The event will be held rain or shine.
STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines and produced by The Broadway League (www.broadwayleague.com), 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. An annual event leading up to the Tony Awards, the FREE Broadway show gives you a tasting menu of what’s hot on the Great White Way this season, in an outdoor setting in the heart of the Theater District. www.broadway.org/info/stars-in-the-alley.
The outdoor concert celebrates everything Broadway with star appearances from this year’s Tony nominees and songs from nearly 25 shows, accompanied by a live 12-piece orchestra. Non-musicals will also be included, with performances from a variety of current shows.
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
WITH ADDITIONAL APPEARANCES FROM:
All the Way
Holler if Ya Hear Me
Mothers and Sons
Of Mice and Men
On the Town