Among those scheduled to appear are Hairspray's Ashley Parker Angel, Rent's Tamyra Gray, Heartbreak House's Swoosie Kurtz, Chicago's Joey Lawrence, The Year of Magical Thinking's Vanessa Redgrave and A Moon for the Misbegotten's Kevin Spacey.
The morning event will feature performances and/or appearances from most every production currently playing on Broadway. Among this year's participating shows are Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Company, Coram Boy, Curtains, The Drowsy Chaperone, Frost/Nixon, Grey Gardens, Hairspray, Heartbreak House, Inherit the Wind, Jersey Boys, Journey's End, Legally Blonde The Musical, Les Misérables, The Lion King, The Little Dog Laughed, Mamma Mia!, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Phantom of the Opera, The Pirate Queen, Radio Golf, Rent, Spring Awakening, Talk Radio, Tarzan, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Wicked, Xanadu and The Year of Magical Thinking.
This year's Star Award, which "recognizes an individual in public or government service who has demonstrated significant support for Broadway," will be presented to The Actors' Fund of America in recognition of the organization's 125th anniversary. Actors' Fund president Brian Stokes Mitchell and executive director Joe Benincasa will accept the award from Vanessa Redgrave.
Grease reality winners Max Crumm and Laura Osnes will also be on hand to announce the winners of the "Fan Favorite" play and musical. To enter the contest (and a chance to win a "Night on Broadway" prize package), theatre lovers can visit starsinthealley.com and cast a vote for their favorite play and musical.
Shubert Alley is located west of Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets. Those attending the concert should plan to enter on West 44th Street, east of Seventh Avenue. For more information visit www.starsinthealley.com. *
Produced by The League of American Theatres and Producers, Stars in the Alley is presented by Continental Airlines; the official sponsors are Visa and The New York Times with additional support from Junior's.