Directed by Marc Bruni (Old Jews Telling Jokes), the public celebration honoring members of the industry recognizes theatre professionals for having worked 25, 35 and 50 years in their respective crafts.
The event takes place in the Times Square Visitor Center (1560 Broadway). Red carpet arrivals begin at 3:30 PM, and the public ceremony begins at 4 PM.
The organization honors a wide range of theatre professionals — including stagehands, actors, producers, managers, theatre owners, press agents, ushers, agents, make-up artists, dressers, designers, directors, choreographers, musicians, casting agents and more — who have dedicated their careers to the Broadway industry.
White has performed in Fela!, The Life, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Dreamgirls. She will perform a song from Ain't Misbehavin'. Ashford, whose stage credits include Kinky Boots, Hair, Legally Blonde and Wicked, will sing a song from Funny Girl. Panaro's stage work includes Lestat, Side Show, Show Boat and Les Misérables, and he will perform a song from The Phantom of the Opera.
Taylor received a Tony nomination for her solo show Ann. Her stage work also includes Moose Murders; Something Old, Something New; Murder Among Friends; We Interrupt this Program...; Butley and The Devils. The six-time Emmy nominee's TV work includes "Two and a Half Men" and "The Practice," and her film credits include "Legally Blonde" and "The Truman Show."
The Broadway League, founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The members of the Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) have labor contracts or work for or with the Broadway League.
More information can be found by visiting broadwaysalutes.com.