The first concert at New York's Town Hall will spotlight the musicals of 1925 on Feb. 17. Howard McGillin, Nancy Anderson and Liz Larsen are among the performers who will salute the 1925 season, which included the debut of No, No, Nanette, the famed musical by Otto Harbach, Frank Mandel, Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar. On March 17, the musicals of 1939 — including DuBarry Was a Lady, The Hot Mikado, Too Many Girls and Stars in Your Eyes — will be offered, and the 1953-54 season will be presented May 12. That season 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 Scott 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.