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The Broadway League
729 Seventh Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019
CONTACT: Elisa Shevitz
Telephone: 212-764-1122
Email: EShevitz@broadway.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEPTEMBER IS … BACK2 BROADWAY MONTH!
August 17, 2009
A MONTH OF EVENTS TO CELEBRATE BROADWAY and HIGHLIGHT THE NEW SEASON

Everyone’s back in town,
back from vacation;
time to get back to the new season,
back to Broadway!

SEPTEMBER IS …
BACK2
BROADWAY
MONTH!

A MONTH OF EVENTS TO CELEBRATE BROADWAY
and HIGHLIGHT THE NEW SEASON

NEW SHOWS * FREE EVENTS * SPECIAL TICKET OFFERS*
GREAT DINING DEALS and more

TICKETS ON SALE NOW at ILoveNYTheater.com

Launching on September 9, 2009, the events within Back2Broadway Month will celebrate Broadway overall, highlight the new season, and provide added value components for consumers including free events, talkbacks, concerts, interactive activities and more.

Theatregoers and Broadway fans can enjoy numerous events including: the annual free concert Broadway on Broadway on September 13th, Broadway Salutes special event on September 22nd to celebrate those who have worked over 25 years on Broadway, Insider View Post-Show Talkbacks on Tuesdays, Broadway Tweet-ups, Broadway Open Call Karaoke, Broadway Open House Theatre Tours, SIRIUS XM "Live on Broadway" Lunchtime Concerts and Talent Panels on Wednesdays, Broadway Dance lessons in Times Square on Fridays, Kids Night on Broadway, promotions and much more.

Nina Lannan, Chairman of The Broadway League, says, “The diversity of offerings provides something for everybody! If you’re interested in architecture of grand old theatres, the Broadway Open House Theatre tours on Saturday afternoons are for you. If you love to hear actors share what inspires them to perform on stage, reserve your space at one of the Talent Panels on Wednesday evenings. Show off your own talent or just have fun by participating in karaoke or dance lessons in the middle of Times Square! Broadway impacts everyone across the country, but it all starts here.”

Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League states, “It’s always a perfect time to see a show, and now with over 20 exciting new shows opening before the end of the year, it’s an especially vibrant time! As always, great seats are easy to buy and available at every price point – it’s never been a better time to see long-running plays and musicals that you’ve been meaning to catch. With special deals for shows and restaurants, Broadway is accessible for all New Yorkers, and the compelling events planned for Back2Broadway Month provide even more reasons to catch some of the magic!”

To get more information and a full calendar of events, visit ILoveNYTheater.com

And also find us on Facebook and Twitter

SEPTEMBER 2009

WEDNESDAY 09
SIRIUS XM Radio "Live on Broadway" Lunchtime Concert hosted by Seth Rudetsky - Free live taping of weekly national satellite radio program featuring musical performances and interviews with Broadway stars

Star Chats: “Opening Night” - Panel discussion featuring Broadway stars and insiders

THURSDAY 10
Broadway Open Call Karaoke - Sing your favorite show tunes in the heart of Times Square!

SATURDAY 12
Broadway Open House Theatre Tours – An exclusive look at what goes on in Broadway’s historic playhouses before the audience comes in

SUNDAY 13
Broadway on Broadway - FREE concert presented by Continental Airlines - Stars of current shows and new productions perform live for tens of thousands of theatre fans on a giant outdoor stage at the Crossroads of the World

TUESDAY 15
Kids' Night on Broadway - Kids Go Free! Kids get to see participating Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full paying adult

Insider View Post-Show Talkbacks – Get a unique perspective on how a Broadway show comes together

WEDNESDAY 16
SIRIUS XM Radio "Live on Broadway" Lunchtime Concert hosted by Seth Rudetsky - Free live taping of weekly national satellite radio program featuring musical performances and interviews with Broadway stars

Star Chats: “Kids!” – A panel discussion featuring Broadway stars and insiders

Kids' Night on Broadway - Kids Go Free! Kids get to see participating Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full paying adult

THURSDAY 17
Broadway Open Call Karaoke -Sing your favorite show tunes in the heart of Times Square!

FRIDAY 18
Broadway Dance Studio – Learn the hottest moves in the middle of the theatre district!

SATURDAY 19
Broadway Open House Theatre Tours – An exclusive look at what goes on in Broadway’s historic playhouses before the audience comes in

SUNDAY 20
Broadway Tweet-up via Twitter – The first ever Broadway-wide interactive Tweet-up with shows, performers, and fans. Led by The Broadway League

TUESDAY 22
Broadway Salutes – A unique public celebration presented by The Broadway League and the Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) honoring the myriad of artists who have made Broadway great for decades – with special recognition for those who have worked 25, 35, and 50 years in their respective theatrical craft

Insider View Post-Show Talkbacks – Get a unique perspective on how a Broadway show comes together

Family First Nights – A Broadway League program that introduces under-served inner-city families to regular theatergoing as a shared activity

WEDNESDAY 23
SIRIUS XM Radio "Live on Broadway" Lunchtime Concert hosted by Seth Rudetsky - Free live taping of weekly national satellite radio program featuring musical performances and interviews with Broadway stars

Star Chats: “The Plays” - A panel discussion featuring Broadway stars and insiders

THURSDAY 24
Broadway Open Call Karaoke -Sing your favorite show tunes in the heart of Times Square!

FRIDAY 25
Broadway Dance Studio – Learn the hottest moves in the middle of the theatre district!

SATURDAY 26
Broadway Open House Theatre Tours – An exclusive look at what goes on in Broadway’s historic playhouses before the audience comes in

SUNDAY 27
Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS – The biggest and brightest stars from Broadway, Off-Broadway, dance and daytime television come out to greet fans and sell memorabilia. Costume pieces, autographs, original scripts, rare photographs, and more

TUESDAY 29
Insider View Post-Show Talkbacks – Get a unique perspective on how a Broadway show comes together

Family First Nights – A Broadway League program that introduces under-served inner-city families to regular theatergoing as a shared activity

WEDNESDAY 30
SIRIUS XM Radio "Live on Broadway" Lunchtime Concert hosted by Seth Rudetsky - Free live taping of weekly national satellite radio program featuring musical performances and interviews with Broadway stars

Star Chats: “The Musicals” - A panel discussion featuring Broadway stars and insiders

To get more information and a full calendar of events, visit ILoveNYTheater.com

A Sampling of Stars and Shows
Broadway 2009-2010 Season Openings

Dennis Boutsikaris (Brighton Beach Memoirs; Broadway Bound), Carolee Carmello (The Addams Family), Kevin Chamberlin (The Addams Family), Daniel Craig (A Steady Rain), Alan Cumming (SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark), “Dancing With the Stars” dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Karina Smirnoff (Burn The Floor), Stephen Collins (The Royal Family), Carrie Fisher (Wishful Drinking), Nolan Funk (Bye, Bye, Birdie), Victor Garber (Present Laughter), Ana Gasteyer (The Royal Family), Gina Gershon (Bye, Bye, Birdie), John Glover (The Royal Family), David Alan Grier (Race), Rosemary Harris (The Royal Family), Jackie Hoffman (The Addams Family), Dee Hoty (Bye, Bye, Birdie), Jayne Houdyshell (Bye, Bye, Birdie), Bill Irwin (Bye, Bye, Birdie), Hugh Jackman (A Steady Rain), Cheyenne Jackson (Finian’s Rainbow), Nathan Lane (The Addams Family), Linda Lavin (Collected Stories), Jude Law (Hamlet), Laura Linney (Time Stands Still), Terrence Mann (The Addams Family), Jan Maxwell (The Royal Family), Michael McKean (Superior Donuts), Laurie Metcalf (Brighton Beach Memoirs; Broadway Bound), Jonny Lee Miller (After Miss Julie), Sienna Miller (After Miss Julie), Bebe Neuwirth (The Addams Family), Bill Pullman (Oleanna), Tony Roberts (The Royal Family), Reg Rogers (The Royal Family), Alicia Silverstone (Time Stands Still), James Spader (Race), John Stamos (Bye, Bye, Birdie), Julia Stiles (Oleanna), Richard Thomas (Race), Kerry Washington (Race), Evan Rachel Wood (SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark)

Back2Broadway is presented by:
The Broadway League

With additional support from:
Clear Channel Spectacolor
NYC & Co.
SIRIUS XM Radio
The New York Times
Times Square Alliance