Summer Broadway Festival Launches July 13 at Town Hall with Hilty, Kudisch

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The third annual Summer Broadway Festival — created by Scott Siegel — kicks off July 13 at Town Hall with an evening entitled Broadway Winners: The Award-Winning Music of Broadway.
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The 8 PM concert boasts the "music created on the Great White Way that won Tonys, Grammys and Oscars." Siegel narrates the evening, which features the talents of Megan Hilty (9 to 5), Farah Alvin (The Marvelous Wonderettes), James Barbour (A Tale of Two Cities), Donna Lynne Champlin (Billy Elliot, Sweeney Todd), Jennifer Colella (Urban Cowboy, High Fidelity), Bill Daugherty (award-winning performer and teacher), four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh (Irena's Vow, Golda's Balcony), Alexander Gemignani (Sunday in the Park with George, Les Miserables), Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins'’ Broadway), Lisa Howard (9 to 5, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Kendrick Jones (Stairway to Paradise), Ute Lemper (Chicago), Lorinda Lisitza (Triumphant Baby), MAC Award winner Jeanne MacDonald, Jeff McCarthy (Urinetown, Side Show), vocalist Dillon McCartney, Tony nominee Sharon McNight (Starmites), William Michals (South Pacific), Jack Noseworthy (Sweet Smell of Success, Jerome Robbins' Broadway), two-time Tony nominee Martin Vidnovic (Brigadoon) and Michael Winther (33 Variations).

Broadway's Rising Stars is the title of the July 20 concert, also at 8 PM. Emily Skinner and Scott Coulter will co-direct the evening, which will feature students selected from such theatrical institutions as AMDA, CAP 21, Juilliard, CCM, Carnegie Mellon, NYU Steinhardt and Tisch Schools, Marymount and The New School.

The series will conclude July 27 at 8 PM with All Singin' All Dancin'. The evening of song and dance will feature several Broadway favorites and will be choreographed by Shrek The Musical's Josh Prince. Siegel and Prince will co-direct the evening; casting will be announced shortly.

Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. For tickets call (212) 307-4100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

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