The six-member company will include singer-songwriter Amanda McBroom, Saturday Night Fever’s Bryan Batt, The Full Monty’s Annie Golden, Les Miserables’ Rob Gallagher, The Phantom of the Opera’s Marie Danvers and Marie Christine’s Darius de Haas. The concert will salute the 1939 Broadway season, which included the debut of DuBarry Was a Lady, The Hot Mikado, Too Many Girls and Stars in Your Eyes. Show time is 8 PM.
Producer Scott Siegel recently told Playbill On-Line, “Even though it’s the second show in the series, it’s the de facto opener because the Broadway By the Year 1925 was the night of the blizzard. That show did go on and nearly 500 brave souls did show up, [but we will repeat that show] on June 23 for those who couldn’t be there with a slightly revised cast. It will be the same show with some new cast members; the performers who are coming back include Justin Bohon, Nancy Anderson and Walker Jones — the rest will be named later.”
The series continues May 12 with songs from the 1953-54 Broadway season, whch included the premieres of Can, Kismet, Wonderful Town Me & Juliet. On June 9, tunes from Bye, Bye, Birdie; Camelot; and The Unsinkable Molly Brown will be performed. Those musicals debuted in 1960; Thoroughly Modern Millie's Marc Kudisch is tentatively scheduled to perform at the June 9 celebration.
Because of the great success of previous Broadway By the Year evenings, producer Siegel hopes to bring the series to other cities. A spokesperson for the concert series said that possible cities include Chicago and Los Angeles.
Individual tickets for the New York evenings are priced at $35 or $140 for the whole series. Town Hall is located in New York City at 123 W. 43rd Street; call Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100 or Town Hall at (212) 997 6661 for tickets.