The Broadway League and the Times Square Alliance produce the annual event that will showcase musicals from the 2010-2011 season. The 11:30 AM concert will also boast a 30-piece orchestra, which will accompany the represented musicals.
Currently scheduled to be part of the free concert are Montego Glover (Memphis), Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked), Mitchell Jarvis (Rock of Ages), Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet), Dan Lauria (Lombardi), Judith Light (Lombardi), Beth Leavel (Elf), Marin Mazzie (Next to Normal), John O’Hurley (Chicago), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Jordin Sparks (In the Heights), Will Swenson (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Tony Vincent (American Idiot) plus hundreds of cast members from The Addams Family, American Idiot, Billy Elliot, Chicago, Elf, Fela!, In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, Next to Normal, The Phantom of the Opera, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Promises, Promises, Rain, Rock of Ages, West Side Story, Wicked and more. There will also be a special pre-show performance from the cast of Stomp.
The musical numbers for the annual event follow:
THE ADDAMS FAMILY “Just Around the Corner”
AMERICAN IDIOT “St. Jimmy”
BILLY ELLIOT, THE MUSICAL “Expressing Yourself”
CHICAGO “We Both Reached for the Gun”
ELF “There Is a Santa Claus”
IN THE HEIGHTS “When You’re Home”
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES “We Are What We Are”
THE LION KING “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”
MAMMA MIA! “Dancing Queen” MEMPHIS “Steal Your Rock n’ Roll”
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET “Medley”
NEXT TO NORMAL “I Miss The Mountains”
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA “All I Ask of You”
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT “I Say A Little Prayer”
PROMISES, PROMISES “Where Can You Take A Girl”
RAIN “Hey Jude”
ROCK OF AGES “Wanted (Dead Or Alive)”
WEST SIDE STORY “Jet Song”
WICKED “The Wizard and I”
For the finale, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo will perform “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. Additionally, a chorus of 20 children from Camp Broadway will perform with the cast of The Phantom of the Opera.
HUE Leggings and Continental Airlines present the concert that is sponsored by AT&T and The New York Times.