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106.7 LITE FM Brings Free Broadway Back to Bryant Park for Summer

June 20, 2017 - by Alison Durkee
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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 featuring performances by some of the top Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals.

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Ethan Lercher/Bryant Park Corporation

Broadway in Bryant Park, which is presented by 106.7 Lite FM, will run this summer from Thursday July 6 to Thursday, August 10. The weekly concerts take place on the Bryant Park lawn each Thursday from 12:30–1:30pm, 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 Broadway in Bryant Park lineup includes a wide range of both long-running Broadway hits and newcomers to the Great White Way. Check in with some of Broadway’s mainstays with performances from Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, and Chicago, or re-discover classic shows with performances from the revivals of Cats and Miss Saigon. To see some of the newest arrivals, check out highlights from this past Broadway season, including Bandstand, which recently took home the Tony Award for Best Choreography, and Best Musical Tony nominees Groundhog Day; Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812; and Come From Away.

Off-Broadway will also have a presence at this year’s Broadway in Bryant Park. If you can’t get tickets to Hamilton, enjoy a performance from the next best thing: Spamilton, a musical spoof by Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini. The Bryant Park lineup will also include the long-running hits STOMP and The Imbible, the upcoming musical Curvy Widow, and a performance by Canadian theatre company Soulpepper, who will perform this summer at the Signature Center.

Here’s the complete lineup for Broadway in Bryant Park 2017:

July 6

106.7 Lite FM Host: Christine Nagy

Preshow: Winner of Steinway’s Rising Star on Broadway Contest

Performances include: STOMP, Groundhog Day, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera by Matthew Murphy

Photo: Matthew Murphy


July 13

106.7 Lite FM Host: Delilah

Preshow: Aruba Tourist Authority Carnival Dancers

Beautiful

Photo: Zachary Maxwell Sterz

Performances include: Kinky Boots, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, School of Rock, Soulpepper


July 20

106.7 Lite FM Host: Rich Kaminski

Performances include:  Billy Porter
 
WAITRESS Cast: Betsy Wolfe, Caitlin Houlahan, Charity Angél Dawson, Drew Gehling, Dayna Jarae Dantzler, Kayla Davion, Tyrone Davis Jr, Matt DeAngelis, Law Terrell Dunford, Molly Hager
 
CATS Cast: Tyler Hanes, Christine Cornish Smith, Jessica Hendy, Francesca Granell, Jonalyn Saxer, Maria Briggs, Andrew Wilson, Zachary Daniel Jones
 
SPAMILTON Cast: Tristan J. Shuler, Chris Anthony Giles, Cameron Amandus, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Aaron Michael Ray, Fred Barton

 


July 27

106.7 Lite FM Host: Delilah

Performances include: A Bronx Tale, Anastasia: Home at Last, Avenue Q, The Imbible


August 3

106.7 Lite FM Host: Bob Bronson

Preshow: Aruba Tourist Authority Carnival Dancers

Performances include: Miss Saigon; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812; Broadway Dreams

jon jon briones miss saigon the engineer

Photo: Matthew Murphy


August 10

106.7 Lite FM Host: Helen Little

Preshow: Brooke Shapiro

Performances include: Come From Away, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bandstand, Curvy Widow

come from away cast

Photo: Matthew Murphy

For more information about Broadway in Bryant Park, visit BryantPark.org.

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