PHOTO CALL: "Broadway on Broadway" 2007

By Greg Kalafatas
17 Sep 2007

PHOTO CALL: "Broadway on Broadway" 2007

"Broadway on Broadway," the annual concert celebrating the new theatre season, was held in Times Square Sept 16. Lance Bass, the former *NSYNC star who is currently making his Broadway debut as Corny Collins in the Tony-winning musical Hairspray, hosted the free event.

"It is an honor to be hosting this year's 'Broadway on Broadway,'" Bass said in a recent statement. "I love this great city, its people, and the Broadway fans – from New York, and around the world. I am both proud and excited to be part of this great event."

The free concert featured performances by Lea Salonga, Chazz Palminteri, Sierra Boggess, Debra Monk, Laura Osnes, Max Crumm, Adriane Lenox, Julia Murney, Beth Leavel, Carolee Carmello, Ashley Brown, Gavin Lee and Orfeh as well as 200 other Broadway actors from such productions as Avenue Q, Chicago, A Chorus Line, The Color Purple, Curtains, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grease, Hairspray, Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde: The Musical, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent, The Little Mermaid, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Wicked.

Over 50,000 fans were expected to enjoy the concert that was presented by The League of American Theatres and Producers and the Times Square Alliance.



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At Left (from top): Charlotte St. Martin, Lance Bass and Tim Tompkins; Lea Salonga; Paige Price and Orfeh; Max Crumm; Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee; Carolee Carmello; Darlene Love and Adriane Lenox; Julia Murney; Tim Martin Gleason and Jennifer Hope Wills; and Marin Mazzie.

Below: Howie Michael Smith and David Benoit of Avenue Q at the 2007 "Broadway on Broadway" concert.

photos by Aubrey Reuben