Free lunchtime performance series ‘Broadway in Bryant Park’ returns to NYC in August

106.7 LITE FM has announced the long-awaited return of its popular annual lunchtime musical-theater series Broadway in Bryant Park, which has not been presented on a regular schedule over the past two summers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 weekly programs, introduced by alternating radio hosts Delilah, Cubby and Christine, Helen Little, and Rich Kaminski on consecutive Thursdays in August, will bring the best of Broadway back to New Yorkers and visitors for its 22nd season of free live performances outdoors on midtown Manhattan’s Bryant Park Stage, with pre-show activities beginning at 11 am, and featured acts running from 12:30–1:30 pm.

This summer’s offerings will include songs, stars, and snippets from a variety of current Broadway musicals, including such recent Tony Award-winning productions as A Strange Loop and SIX, long-running fan favorites like Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Wicked, and Aladdin, and more, with pre-show performances from the Off-Broadway hit STOMP! and the upcoming Broadway productions of Kimberly Akimbo and 1776.

The full schedule is as follows; please note that the line-up is subject to change:

August 4 – Host Delilah; Pre-show: STOMP!; Disney on Broadway: Aladdin and The Lion King;

August 11 – Hosts Cubby & Christine; Pre-show: Kimberly Akimbo; Dear Evan Hansen, Phantom of the Opera, Hadestown, and Chicago;

August 18 – Host Helen Little; Pre-show: 1776; Mr. Saturday Night, Wicked, Funny Girl, and Come From Away;

August 25 – Host Rich Kaminski; Pre-show: Special Performance by Taiwan Tourism Bureau; Six, Beetlejuice, A Strange Loop, and Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Broadway in Bryant Park plays Thursdays, August 4-25, 2022, 12:30-1:30 pm, with pre-show events beginning at 11 am, at The Bryant Park stage, 6th Avenue, between 40th and 42nd Streets, NYC. Admission is free; lawn seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, go online.

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Deb Miller (PhD, Art History) is the Senior Correspondent and Editor for New York City, where she grew up seeing every show on Broadway. She is an active member of the Outer Critics Circle and served for more than a decade as a Voter, Nominator, and Judge for the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. Outside of her home base in NYC, she has written and lectured extensively on the arts and theater throughout the world (including her many years in Amsterdam, London, and Venice, and her extensive work and personal connections with Andy Warhol and his circle) and previously served as a lead writer for Stage Magazine, Phindie, and Central Voice.


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