Held in Shubert Alley between 44th and 45th Streets, the 50-minute concert will include appearances by a host of performers currently appearing on Broadway. Those scheduled to appear include actors from several Tony nominated productions: Gypsy’s Bernadette Peters, Tammy Blanchard and Kate Reinders; Hairspray’s Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur; Man of La Mancha’s Brian Stokes Mitchell; La Boheme’s Christine Arand; and A Year with Frog and Toad’s Mark Linn-Baker. The Look of Love's Liz Callaway will also offer the Burt Bacharach hit "Alfie."
The event will feature appearances from stars of long-running musicals as well. Attendees can expect to see Frenchie Davis (Rent), Deborah Gibson (Cabaret), Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia!), Megan McGinnis (Beauty and the Beast), Don Stephenson (The Producers), Josh Tower (The Lion King), Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Tom Wopat and the cast of 42nd Street and Urinetown’s Carolee Carmello and Tom Cavanagh. Several actors from non-musicals will also be on hand, including stars from The Play What I Wrote (Hamish McColl and Sean Foley) and Take Me Out (Daniel Sunjata and Denis O’Hare).
Among the songs that will be performed at the annual event are "A Change in Me," "Lullaby of Broadway," "If Momma Was Married," "Musetta's Waltz," "Endless Night," "The Winner Takes It All," "Unusual Way" and Urinetown's "It's a Privilege to Pee."
The June 4 "Stars in the Alley" will include the presentation of the Star Award to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Gypsy Tony nominee Bernadette Peters will present the award to the Mayor. Jed Bernstein, president of the League of American Theatres and Producers, will be on hand as well to discuss the end-of-the-year financial season on Broadway.
Produced by the League of American Theatres and Producers, this year's event is being presented by Continental Airlines with J. P. Morgan Chase.