Matthew Broderick (Night Must Fall), Kristin Chenoweth (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Bernadette Peters (Annie Get Your Gun), Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan), Valarie Pettiford (Fosse), Kevin Spacey (The Iceman Cometh) and Tom Wopat (Annie Get Your Gun) are among the stars expected to appear at the free annual Broadway event, "Stars in the Alley," to be held in Shubert Alley June 2. The concert begins at 11:30 AM in the Alley, located between Broadway and Eighth Aves., and 44th and 45th Streets.
Musical performances will be offered from Broadway's newest additions including Fosse, Footloose, Peter Pan, The Civil War and Annie Get Your Gun as well as past shows like Cabaret, Chicago, Ragtime, Scarlet Pimpernel, Rent, Cats, Les Miserables, Smokey Joe's Cafe and Phantom of the Opera. Joining Spacey and Broderick in representing Broadway's plays will be hosts Scott Wolf, Frank Wood and Edie Falco (Side Man), Jim Norton (The Weir), Brian F. O'Byrne (Lonesome West), Corin Redgrave (Not About Nightingales), J. Smith-Cameron (Night Must Fall) and the newest cast of Art (Buck Henry, Wayne Knight and George Segal).
Scheduled performances include:
Annie Get Your Gun: Bernadette Peters (host), Tom Wopat, Shaun Amyot, Brad Bradley, Randy Donaldson, Carlos Lopez, Eric Sciotto, Timothy Edward Smith, David Villella and Patrick Wetzel, "My Defenses Are Down"
Cabaret: Mary McCormack, "Cabaret"
Cats: Linda Balgord, "Memory"
Chicago: Brent Barrett (host), Ruthie Henshall and Roz Ryan, "Class"
Footloose: Jeremy Kushnier (host), Stacy Francis, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Robin Baxter and Donna Lee Marshall, "Let's Hear It For the Boy"
Fosse: Valarie Pettiford, "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries"
It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues: Gretha Boston and Eloise Laws, "St. Louis Blues" and "Someone Else is Steppin' In"
Jekyll & Hyde: Rob Evan, "This is the Moment"
Les Miserables: Alice Ripley, "I Dreamed a Dream"
Miss Saigon: TBA
Smokey Joe's Cafe: Ken Ard, Adrian Bailey, Victor Trent Cook and Fredrick B. Owens, "On Broadway" Peter Pan: Cathy Rigby, "I Won't Grow Up"
Ragtime: LaChanze and Alton Fitzgerald White, "Wheels of a Dream"
Rent: Cast, "Seasons of Love"
The Civil War: Matt Bogart, Dave Clemmons, Mike Eldred, Anthony Galde, David Lutken, Gene Miller and Jim Price, "Last Waltz for Dixie"
The Phantom of the Opera: TBA
The Scarlet Pimpernel: Rachel York, "Storybook"
The Sound of Music: Laura Benanti, Sara Zelle, Christopher Trousdale, Rachel Beth Levenson, Christopher Cordell, Tracy Alison Walsh, Andrea Bowen and Ashlee Keating, "Do Re Mi"
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown: Kristen Chenoweth, "My Philosophy"
At this year's "Stars in the Alley," New York City Council Speaker Peter Vallone will receive the 6th Annual Star Award, granted to an individual in government service who has supported the arts -- and Broadway theatre in particular. For further information on "Stars in the Alley," call the Broadway Line at 1-888-BROADWAY.