Broadway on Broadway

September 13, 2009 7:22:42 AM PDT
The 18th Annual "Broadway on Broadway" event is Sunday, September 13th. It's a free outdoor concert featuring musical numbers and appearances from more than 25 shows as well as sneak peeks at several upcoming shows. Christiane Noll, starring as "Mother" in the Broadway revival of "Ragtime" and Beth Leavel, a Tony award winner and start of "Mamma Mia!," joined us with details. DESCRIPTION:
A free outdoor concert featuring musical numbers and appearances from over 25 shows, as well as sneak peeks at several upcoming shows opening in the new theatre season.

PARTICIPATING SHOWS:
Bye Bye Birdie, Fela!, Memphis, Finian's Rainbow and Ragtime as well as some of Broadway's most beloved shows, including Billy Elliot The Musical, Burn the Floor, Chicago, HAIR, In The Heights, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Next To Normal, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, Shrek The Musical, South Pacific, West Side Story, Wicked, and more. All appearances are subject to change.

Factoids about the new Broadway season:

· Three of the most anticipated new musicals are Bye Bye Birdie getting its first New York revival, Finian's Rainbow, and Fela! About the life of South African Fela Kuti

· Two shows this year began life off-Broadway. Fela began life at the 37 Arts Theater. Finian's Rainbow began at The New York City Center and is transferring to The St. James Theater.

Some Hollywood stars who will appear / are appearing on Broadway this fall include:

· Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman "A Steady Rain"
· Gina Gershon and John Stamos in "Bye Bye Birdie"
· Constantine Maroulis in "Rock of Ages"
· Julia Styles in "Oleanna"
· Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Jeff Daniels and James Gandolfini in "God of Carnage"
· Carrie Fisher in "Wishful Drinking"
· Sienna Miller in "After Miss Julie"
· Michael McKean in "Superior Donuts"
· Jude Law in "Hamlet"

BACK2BROADWAY MONTH

· During September, Back2Broadway Month will celebrate Broadway overall and highlight the new season with free events for everyone! Activities include theater tours, concerts, talkbacks, dance studio, karaoke, interactive activities and more. Broadway on Broadway is part of Back2Broadway Month

For more information, visit http://www.broadwayonbroadway.com/.


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