One of my favorite events of the year is the Broadway League’s “Stars In The Alley event. It’s a free event where most of the active musicals on Broadway put on a free concert for the public in the alley by NYC’s famed Shubert Theatre. Over 15 shows are participating in this event making it a great way to get a taste of the best of Broadway. It’s sort of a preview/dress rehearsal for the Tony Awards – without the pomp. The full line-up for this year’s show, hosted by Hedwig and the Angry Inch Star Darrin Criss is below.
STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, will be hosted by Darren Criss who is currently playing Hedwig in the 2014 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical Revival, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Stars in the Alley will take place on Wednesday, May 27th from 10:30am-12:30pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets.
To add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards, the free outdoor concert in the heart of the Theatre District will celebrate Broadway with star appearances and exciting performances from over 20 new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a 12-piece live orchestra.
PARTICIPATING MUSICALS* INCLUDE:
An American in Paris
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
It Shoulda Been You
The Lion King
Matilda the Musical
On the Town
On the Twentieth Century
The Phantom of the Opera
WITH ADDITIONAL APPEARANCES* FROM:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Hand to God
It’s Only a Play
Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Stars in the Alley information can be found at Broadway.org. For Broadway information in NYC as well as for shows on tour across North America and internationally, visit Broadway.org.
The 2015 Tony Awards, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 7, 2015. For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com.