Presented by The League of American Theatres and Producers, this year's eighth annual event will begin with a kick-off performance at Macy's Herald Square at 34th Street. Kathy Brier, who is currently starring in the Tony-winning musical Hairspray, will help unveil the giant windows at Macy's, which will reveal a special surprise. The Macy's event ‹ beginning at 2:45 PM ‹ will also feature cast members from Rent and Hairspray, who will perform for the crowd.
Among the shows taking part in this season's Kids' Night are Avenue Q, Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Aida, Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street, Gypsy, Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, Movin' Out, Never Gonna Dance, Nine, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Wicked, Wonderful Town as well as Off-Broadway's De La Guarda, Fame on 42nd Street and Stomp.
Show time for most participating shows is 7 PM, and many local restaurants will also offer special discounts for those participating in this year's program.
To date, Kids' Night on Broadway has provided hundreds of thousands of kids the chance to attend live New York theatre. In a statement last season League President Jed Bernstein said, "The Broadway community is committed to providing opportunities for young people to experience the magic of live theatre. Kids represent the next generation of our audience, and we believe that by making it easier for parents to introduce young people to theatre, Broadway is making a vital investment in its future."
For more information, go to www.kidsnightonbroadway.com or call the Broadway Line at 1-888-BROADWAY.