Kennedy Center Celebrates Broadway Today Jan. 31 with Callaway, Mitchell and Lenox

News   Kennedy Center Celebrates Broadway Today Jan. 31 with Callaway, Mitchell and Lenox Broadway Today, which celebrates both the 12th anniversary of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' free Millennium Stage concert series and the third generation of Broadway composers, will be presented Jan. 31 at the Washington, DC, venue.
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Hosted by ASCAP's Michael A. Kerker, the free 6 PM concert boasts the talents of Tony Award winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Adriane Lenox as well as Fred Applegate, Liz Callaway, Caitlyn Caughell, Capathia Jenkins, James Moye, Alexander Scheitinger and KT Sullivan. The students of the University of Maryland's Musical Theater Workshop — under the direction of Scot Reese and Ron Chiles — are also part of the free evening. Broadway Today also features a host of Tony-recognized composers and lyricists, including Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Once on This Island), Scott Frankel and Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change; Shrek the Musical) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).

Among the songs that will be performed are "Spark of Creation" (sung by Capathia Jenkins), "The Wizard and I" (sung by composer Stephen Schwartz), "Journey to the Past" (sung by Liz Callaway), "Lot's Wife" (sung by Adriane Lenox) and "Wheels of a Dream" (sung by Brian Stokes Mitchell), among others.

Free tickets will be distributed one per person in front of the Opera House beginning at 4 PM Jan. 31.

The concert will be followed by a week of performances on the Millennium Stage featuring new Broadway composers.

For more information call (202) 467-4600 or visit www.kennedy-center.org.

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