Broadway may be many things, but it's not triskaidekaphobic. The League of American Theatres & Producers and the Times Square Business Improvement District have chosen Sunday, Sept. 13, to officially inaugurate the fall theatre season, via the 7th annual "Broadway on Broadway" concert in Times Square, NY. (The 1998-99 season has already begun, the first show being the Roundabout's transfer of Off-Broadway's Side Man.)
According to a League spokesperson (reached July 8), as with last year's event, more than 50,000 people are expected to attend the 90-minute revue, which features casts from current and upcoming shows, and is presented by Continental Airlines and American Express.
Admission is free. The stage is located at the downtown end of Times Square, near 43rd Street. Audience members stand during the show.
Details on performances are expected in August. Last year's show served as the first, pre-opening showcase for tunes from The Capeman, Triumph of Love and The Scarlet Pimpernel.
-- By David Lefkowitz