Family-Friendly Broadway Playhouse to Spotlight Works of Loesser, Herman, Ahrens and Flaherty

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The Broadway Playhouse series, billed as "a family-friendly tour through the world of musical theater," will continue in 2009 with three concerts devoted to the work of Tony-winning composers and lyricists.

Sean Hartley hosts the concerts, which, press notes state, feature "sing-alongs, interactive games, fun facts, musical medleys and a mini-musical featuring the delightfully zany Broadway Playhouse Players."

The series kicks off the New Year Jan. 11, 2009, at 11 AM with a look at the work of Frank Loesser. Loesser is the composer-lyricist of Where's Charley?, The Most Happy Fella, How to Succeed in Business and Guys and Dolls.

On Feb. 1, 2009, at 11 AM the series will pay tribute to the work of Jerry Herman, the award-winning composer-lyricist of Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles; and Mack and Mabel, among others.

The series will conclude April 5, 2009, at 11 AM with a morning devoted to the works of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Among Ahrens and Flaherty's musicals are Ragtime, Once on this Island and Seussical. The concert will feature an interview with the composing duo.

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center presents the three concerts at the Merkin Concert Hall, which is located in Manhattan at 129 West 67th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam). The three-concert subscription is priced $45; single tickets are $20; for reservations call (212) 501-3330 or visit www.kaufman-center.org.

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