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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Musical Numbers Announced For BROADWAY ON BROADWAY® With Host Kelsey Grammer
September 02, 2010
PRESENTED BY HUE LEGGINGS and CONTINENTAL AIRLINES AND OFFICIALLY SPONSORED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES. PRODUCED BY THE BROADWAY LEAGUE AND THE TIMES SQUARE ALLIANCE. Grand Finale: “Empire State of Mind” with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo
Musical numbers for the 2010 Broadway on Broadway concert (www.broadwayonbroadway.com) were announced today by The Broadway League and the Times Square Alliance. La Cage Aux Folles star Kelsey Grammer will host the 19th annual concert, which is presented by HUE Leggings and Continental Airlines and officially sponsored by The New York Times, to be held this Sunday, September 12th at 11:30am in Times Square. The annual free outdoor concert brings together stars and performances from current and upcoming Broadway productions to celebrate the beginning of the Broadway season. For the 3 rd consecutive year, Alex Lacamoire will be the Musical Director of Broadway on Broadway .
Performances will feature the following musical numbers: (subject to change):
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
“Just Around the Corner”
BILLY ELLIOT, THE MUSICAL
“We Both Reached for the Gun”
“There Is a Santa Claus”
IN THE HEIGHTS
“When You're Home”
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
“We Are What We Are”
THE LION KING
“Can You Feel The Love Tonight”
“Steal Your Rock n' Roll”
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
NEXT TO NORMAL
“I Miss The Mountains”
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
“All I Ask of You”
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
“I Say A Little Prayer”
“Where Can You Take A Girl”
ROCK OF AGES
“Wanted (Dead Or Alive)”
WEST SIDE STORY
“The Wizard and I”
For the spectacular Broadway on Broadway finale, Lin-Manuel Miranda ( In The Heights ) and Karen Olivo ( West Side Story , In The Heights ) will be performing “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys!
As a special treat, a chorus of 20 children from Camp Broadway will be performing with the cast of The Phantom of the Opera .
Broadway on Broadway kicks off Back2Broadway Month ( www.ILoveNYTheater.com ). Back2Broadway Month celebrates Broadway overall and highlights the new season with free events, special ticket offers, great dining deals, talkbacks, concerts, interactive activities and more.
Bike To Broadway!
As part of Broadway on Broadway there will be free, secure valet bicycle parking between 9am and 2pm in the Broadway Plaza between 42nd and 43rd Streets. The Times Square Alliance is partnering with Transportation Alternatives to encourage New Yorkers to choose bicycling as a sustainable way to travel to Broadway. Bike valet works like a secure coat check - drop off your bike, take a ticket, enjoy the show.
Bike valet will also be available for theater patrons as part of Back2Broadway month on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm to 11:30pm between September 9th and September 25th, on West 46th Street in the Marriott Marquis space just west of the hotel parking entrance. ( www.timessquarenyc.org/biketobroadway.htm )
Broadway on Broadway kicks off the 2010 – 2011 Broadway season and is produced by The Broadway League and the Times Square Alliance. Broadway on Broadway is presented by HUE Leggings and Continental Airlines and sponsored by The New York Times. Additional support is provided by Theatre Development Fund and the Music Performance Trust Fund. Media partners are Fresh 102.7 and WCBSFM 101.1. IMG Media, the world's largest packager and producer of sports and live event television, is producing Broadway on Broadway for the fourth time.
Travelocity is the official travel sponsor of Broadway on Broadway. On Travelocity, theatergoers can plan their trip, book on Continental Airlines, take advantage of Times Square hotel deals, and buy tickets to a Broadway show.
About The Broadway League
The Broadway League, founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League's 600-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in over 240 North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to nearly 30 million people in New York and on tour across the U.S. and Canada. Visit Visit www.BroadwayLeague.com . Follow on Twitter @TheBwayLeague or on www.Facebook.com/BroadwayLeague
About the Times Square Alliance
The Times Square Alliance, founded in 1992, works to improve and promote Times Square. In addition to providing safety and sanitation services, the Alliance coordinates many major events in Times Square including New Year's Eve, manages the City's busiest Tourism Center and advocates on behalf of its constituents with respect to a host of public policy, planning and quality-of-life issues. Visit www.TimesSquareNYC.org for more information. Follow on Twitter @TimesSquareNYC or on www.Facebook.com/TimesSquareNYC
About Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer received a 2010 Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Georges in La Cage aux Folles , in which he currently stars.Broadway: Macbeth, Othello . Concerts: Sweeney Todd at LA's Reprise Series, Henry Higgins in the New York Philharmonic's My Fair Lady . Off-Broadway: Sunday in the Park with George (Playwrights Horizons), Plenty (Public), A Month in the Country (Roundabout) and Quartermaine's Terms . Regional: Lucio in Measure for Measure , Richard II at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. TV: An initial six-episode role as Dr. Frasier Crane on "Cheers" developed into the cornerstone of Grammer's career. He continued playing the celebrated character in two additional TV series ("Wings" and "Frasier") over a span of 20 years, tying the record for longest-running television character. For the role, Grammer won four Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes and received an unparalleled 16 Emmy nominations, eight Golden Globe nominations and 16 SAG nominations. He won his fifth Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for Sideshow Bob on "The Simpsons." He has also lent his voice to the films Toy Story 2, Anastasia and Teacher's Pet and "Father of the Pride," "Gary the Rat" and the Emmy-nominated "Animal Farm." Film: X-Men: The Last Stand, Fifteen Minutes, Down Periscope, Even Money, Fame, Crazy on the Outside and Bunyan and Babe , among others. Other TV credits include "Hank," "Back to You," "A Christmas Carol," "Benedict Arnold," "Mr. St. Nick," "Kennedy," and "George Washington." With his TV production company, Grammnet, he has produced such hit television shows as the Emmy-winning "Medium" for NBC and "The Game" and "Girlfriends" for CW. He has directed single episodes of "Everybody Hates Chris," "My Ex Life" and "Out of Practice." He directed several episodes of "Frasier.”