By Andrew Gans
13 Jul 2010
The weekend of concerts will kick off Oct. 15 with Broadway Melody Makers. The 8 PM concert, featuring hummable Broadway tunes, will include the songs of Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne, Cy Coleman and more. Currently scheduled to perform are Mary Testa, Tom Wopat, Nellie McKay and Ana Gasteyer.
Tony Award winner Betty Buckley will take centerstage Oct. 16 at 8 PM for a solo concert. Additional details about the evening with the star of Cats and Sunset Boulevard will be announced at a later time.
The series will conclude Oct. 17 at 3 PM with Broadway Originals. Nearly 20 artists — including Christiane Noll (Ragtime), Stephanie D'Abruzzo and John Tartaglia (Avenue Q) and Jo Sullivan Loesser (The Most Happy Fella) — will come together to revisit the songs that they made famous on the Broadway stage.