106.7 LITE FM Brings Free Broadway Back to Bryant Park for SummerJuly 7, 2016 - by Alison Durkee
Attention Broadway fans! Want to see Broadway performances this summer without the high ticket prices? Save your money and enjoy the summer sun at Broadway in Bryant Park, a concert series that features performances by some of the top Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals.
Broadway in Bryant Park, which is presented by 106.7 Lite FM, will run this summer from Thursday July 7 – Thursday, August 11. The weekly concerts take place on the Bryant Park lawn each Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 PM, and audiences are invited to grab a seat in the park or bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy free performances by Broadway’s hottest talent.
This year’s lineup includes some of Broadway’s most popular shows, including Wicked, The Color Purple, Phantom of the Opera, Kinky Boots, Matilda, and more. Off-Broadway offerings include both long-running hits like STOMP and The Fantasticks and such newer productions as Cagney and Himself & Nora. Broadway in Bryant Park audiences will also get a first look at some of the theatre district’s newest tenants, including Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, which begins previews on Broadway in October, and the new Irving Berlin musical Holiday Inn, which starts performances on Broadway September 1. The July 7 Broadway in Bryant Park concert will also include a pre-show performance by the Radio City Rockettes, who currently star in their new show The New York Spectacular.
Here’s 2016's complete Broadway in Bryant Park schedule:
106.7 Lite FM Host: Delilah
Co-Host: Cady Huffman (Shear Madness)
Pre-show: The Rockettes
Matilda. Photo: Joan Marcus
Performances include : Wicked, STOMP, The Color Purple, Matilda
106.7 Lite FM Host: Christine Nagy
Co-Host: Catherine Russell (Perfect Crime)
Amra Faye Wright stars in Chicago.
Performances include: Chicago, The Fantasticks, Motown, Finding Neverland
106.7 Lite FM Host: Helen Little
Co-Hosts: Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess (School of Rock)
Sierra Boggess and cast of School of Rock. Photo: Matthew Murphy
Performances include: Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Fuerza Bruta, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Cirque du Soleil Paramour
106.7 Lite FM Host: Bob Bronson
Waitress. Photo: Jeremy Daniel
Performances include: Waitress; Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812; Kinky Boots; Fun Home; Himself & Nora
106.7 Lite FM Host: Rich Kaminski
Co-Host: Dena Blizzard (One Funny Mother)
The cast of Beautiful. Photo: Zachary Maxwell Sterz
Performances include: Beautiful, An American in Paris, Avenue Q, Holiday Inn
106.7 Lite FM Host: Victor Sosa
Phantom of the Opera. Photo: Matthew Murphy
Performances include: Phantom of the Opera, Something Rotten, Cagney, Ruthless
For more information about Broadway in Bryant Park, visit BryantPark.org.