Drew Lachey, the second season champion of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" who is currently playing Patsy in Broadway's Spamalot, will host "Broadway on Broadway," the annual, free outdoor concert in Times Square that celebrates the upcoming theatre season.
Among those scheduled to make appearances and/or perform are Bebe Neuwirth, Charles Strouse, Stephen Bogardus, Sierra Boggess, Ashley Brown, Kerry Butler, Tevin Campbell, Carolee Carmello, Jeffry Denman, Kerry Ellis, Bailey Hanks, Cheyenne Jackson, Beth Leavel, Hunter Parrish, Kerry O'Malley, Tony Roberts, Tom Wopat and Ace Young.
The repertoire for the free concert follows:
"It Sucks To Be Me"
The Little Mermaid
"Part Of Your World"
"You Gotta Get a Gimmick"
"Run and Tell That"
In the Heights
"When You're Home"
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
"I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm/ White Christmas"
"Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"
The Lion King
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
"So Much Better"
"The Winner Takes It All"
Monty Python's Spamalot
"Always Look On The Bright Side of Life"
The Phantom of the Opera
"All I Ask of You"
"When The Getting’s Good"
A Tale of Two Cities
"I Can't Recall"
"Brand New You"
[title of show]
"The Wizard and I"
"Don't Walk Away"
"He Vas My Boyfriend"
The performers will be backed by a 30-piece orchestra.
Presented by Continental Airlines and produced by The Broadway League and the Times Square Alliance, the 17th annual event will begin at 11:30 AM ET. Over 50,000 fans are expected to enjoy the concert that includes performances and/or appearances from stars of Broadway's musicals and plays.
In a previous statement Lachey said, "It is an honor to be hosting this year's 'Broadway on Broadway.' I am delighted to be a part of the Broadway community and I love this great city. I look forward to showing the Broadway fans from New York and around the world just what we have to offer."
Host Lachey, a member of the pop group 98 Degrees, made his Broadway debut in Rent.
Visit www.BroadwayOnBroadway.com for details.