Members of the casts of the Broadway musical The Lion King will tip their hats to Harlem on Mon., Aug. 17, when they participate in "Broadway Salutes Harlem" at Manhattan's U.S. Grant National Park.
The event culminates the Harlem Week celebration's first Harlem Jazz and Music Festival.
Also taking part is Tony-winner Lillias White (The Life), who will perform selections from her current Off-Broadway show Dinah Was. The festival has special meaning for White, whose pride in Harlem is such that she lives in the neighborhood on Lenox Terrace.
Other local talent will be on hand, including Positive Youth Troupe, a children's theatre; the dance group Movement of the Children; and Impact Repertory Theatre.
"Broadway Salutes Harlem" will take place 5:30-6:30 PM near Grant's Tomb at 122nd Street and Riverside Drive. Movement of the Children will perform at 6:15 PM; The Lion King cast at 6:30 PM; Impact Rep at 7:15 PM; Positive Youth Troupe at 7:30; and Dinah Was at 7:45. The event is co-sponsored by the New York Times. Admission is free. Harlem Week, which began Aug. 10 and concludes Aug. 17, seeks to celebrate the neighborhood through a variety of attractions, including dance, music and theatre events, a block party, an auto show, sports events, a film festival, and an international food festival.
For information, call (212) 862-7200.