broadway by the year
This critically acclaimed series has blossomed from an idea to what Show Business Weekly deems, "…an invaluable and entertaining jewel in the cabaret crown of New York." Ticket sales have soared and stellar reviews have included The New York Times, which calls it, "Witty, breezily paced. . .informative. . .valuable. . .the right perspective of lighthearted nostalgia… a reasonably priced alternative to City Center’s Encore Series."
Author/critic Scott Siegel created the series for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway’s history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. Years previously featured in the series include 1933, 1940, 1943, 1951, 1957 and 1964 and featured such stars as Liz Callaway, Heather MacRae, Davis Gaines, Sally Mayes, Bryan Batt, Chip Zien, Sharon McNight, Mark Coffin and others.
The critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series, enters its fourteenth season with a new twist. Instead of four years in four shows, the 2014 season will bring 100 years of Broadway history in four incredible evenings. Each show will cover a quarter of a century of Broadway tunes from shows including A Chorus Line, Annie Get Your Gun, Babes in Arms, Brigadoon, Cabaret, Candide, Dreamgirls, Follies, Funny Girl, Girl Crazy, Gypsy, Guys & Dolls, Into the Woods, La Cage Aux Folles, Lady Be Good, Kiss Me Kate, and more!
100 YEARS OF BROADWAY MUSICALS IN ONE SEASON!
PERFORMED BY 100 STARS!
February 24, 2014 at 8 pm
THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1915-1939
March 31, 2014 at 8 pm
THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1940-1964
May 12, 2014 at 8 pm
THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1965-1989
June 23, 2014 at 8 pm
THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014
Each evening will feature 25 stars singing and dancing through the glorious history of the Great White Way. Series creator, writer, and host Scott Siegel will be joined on stage by a confirmed 48 Tony Nominees and Winners including three of 2013's Tony Nominees for Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block, Carolee Carmello, and Laura Osnes. Other performers include Tony Award Winners Chuck Cooper, Beth Leavel, Judy Kaye, Bob Martin, Tonya Pinkins, Karen Ziemba, and Nominees Karen Akers, Christine Andreas, Liz Callaway, Robert Cuccioli, Linda Eder, Christiane Noll, Douglas Sills, and Emily Skinner in addition to surprise special guest stars throughout the season.
Created/written and hosted for The Town Hall by Scott Siegel
Musical Direction by Ross Patterson
Bank of America proud to support Broadway by the Year.
Additional support provided by The Edythe Kenner Foundation
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