They won't say who yet, but you can bet The Producers, The Full Monty and A Class Act will be on hand for the May 30th "Stars in the Alley" event. The annual free concert begins at 11:30 AM in Shubert Alley, that beloved shortcut the borders the Booth and the Shubert between 44th and 45th Streets.
Aside from short performances from the Broadway musicals introduced by cast members from various Broadway plays, "Stars in the Alley" also recognizes a person in a government service who has contributed the most to Broadway theatre and two New York City students who show special performance promise.
The Star Award, previously given to such luminaries as New York City Police Chief Allan H. Hoehl, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Congressman Jerold Nadler, goes to Christyne L. Nicholas. President and CEO of the marketing firm NYC & Company, Nicholas has been Giuliani's press secretary, director of communications and acting chief of staff, using the positions to promote the recent New York City renaissance. She has served on many arts organizations, including the Museum of the City of New York and the Broadway Association.
2001's Rising Star winners are Pauline Pisano and Joel Daniels, students at Fiorello LaGuardia High School. Both are currently starring in the performing arts school's production of You Can't Take It With You.
"Stars in the Alley," presented by Continental Airlines and The Chase Manhattan Bank, is a production of The League of American Theatres and Producers. The annual event features music and dance numbers from currently running shows in a free concert held in Broadway's Shubert Alley. — By Christine Ehren