Hosted by ASCAP's Michael A. Kerker, the free 6 PM concert will boast 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 — will also be part of the free evening. Broadway Today will also feature 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.