See Broadway’s Brightest Stars at
“BROADWAY ON BROADWAY®”
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th
11:30 AM IN TIMES SQUARE
Hosted by Michael McKean
Make your way to Times Square for a sneak peek of Broadway’s hottest Fall shows and long running favorites including:
Burn The Floor, Bye Bye Birdie, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, Ragtime, Shrek the Musical
and a special appearance by Bye Bye Birdie star John Stamos
Scheduled performers include:
The dancers of BURN THE FLOOR will Swing and Jive to “The Dirty Boogie.”
BYE BYE BIRDIE’s Allie Trimm, Matt Doyle, Allison Strong & Julia Knitel will sing a gorgeous quartet arrangement of “One Boy”.
The company of IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS will perform the electric tap number “Let Yourself Go”.
JERSEY BOYS will present the show’s “Jersey girls” singing “My Boyfriend’s Back” followed by the Four Seasons favorite “Walk Like a Man”.
MAMMA MIA! star and Tony Award® winner Beth Leavel will sing the ABBA anthem “The Winner Takes it All”.
RAGTIME will present a special performance of Quentin Earl Darrington and Stephanie Umoh singing “Wheels of a Dream” followed by the full company performing “Ragtime”.
SHREK THE MUSICAL’s Ben Crawford, Daniel Breaker & Sutton Foster will sing the rousing Act One finale “Who I’d Be”.
About the musicals performing at Broadway on Broadway:
BURN THE FLOOR
Created, directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, BURN THE FLOOR’s award-winning international dancers hail from Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Australia, Sweden, the Philippines and the U.S. – and include Australian Ballroom and World Latin American champions. It’s Ballroom dance with a sexy 21st century edge. Since opening on August 2, BURN THE FLOOR has been called “hot, hot, hot. Pulse pounding choreography. A two hour adrenaline rush featuring some of the best and best-looking ballroom dancers in the world” (NY-1 News). Now extended through January 3, 2010 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W 48 Street). www.burnthefloor.com
BYE BYE BIRDIE
The exuberant rock n’ roll musical BYE BYE BIRDIE just began performances on Broadway as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller’s Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of BYE BYE BIRDIE stars John Stamos, Gina Gershon, Bill Irwin and Nolan Gerard Funk as “Conrad Birdie”. The Tony Award-winning musical features a book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams and direction & choreography by Robert www.byebyebirdieonbroadway.com
IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS
The Tony Award® nominated hit musical IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the new stage reinvention of the beloved classic film, returns to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre this holiday season for 61 performances only – guaranteeing New York a white Christmas! Previews will begin Friday, November 13, 2009 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3, 2010.
JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It’s a journey of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty. www.JerseyBoysInfo.com
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, now celebrating over 3,000 performances in it’s 8th smash hit year at the Winter Garden Theatre, is now the 13th longest-running show in Broadway history, having recently surpassed the record held by legendary musical Fiddler on the Roof.
The John F. Kennedy Center’s new production of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Tony Award® winning musical RAGTIME, based on the E.L. Doctorow novel, features direction and choreography by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, a 40 member cast and a majestic 28-piece orchestra led by musical director James Moore. RAGTIME begins performances on Broadway on Friday, October 23 and officially opens Sunday, November 15, 2009 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street). www.ragtimebroadway.com
SHREK THE MUSICAL
SHREK THE MUSICAL is an entirely new musical based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek movie series. SHREK THE MUSICAL tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales. SHREK THE MUSICAL is now playing at the Broadway Theatre (Broadway & 53rd Street). www.ShrekTheMusical.com
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