Charity's O'Hare and Rent's Davis and More Perform at "Broadway in Bryant Park," July 21
20 Jul 2005
Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare, "American Idol" hopeful Frenchie Davis and stage and screen star Kevin Mambo will appear with their current musicals — Sweet Charity, Rent and Once Around The Sun — along with Drumstruck at "Broadway in Bryant Park," July 21.
Radio station 106.7 Lite FM presents the free lunchtime series "Broadway in Bryant Park," featuring current and upcoming stageshows and artists performing showtunes at the midtown green. Continuing every Thursday through Aug. 18, the series plays at the park from 12:30 PM to approximately 1:30 PM.
The 2005 schedule (subject to change) is as follows:
July 7 - Musical of Musicals – The Musical!, Mamma Mia!, STOMP
July 14 - The Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, Altar Boyz
July 21 - Once Around The Sun, Sweet Charity, Rent, Drumstruck
July 28 - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Chicago, Wicked
Aug. 4 - A Dancers Responding to AIDS special presentation (featuring Broadway performers) - Spamalot's Christopher Sieber hosts.
Aug. 11 - The Lion King, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, All Shook Up
Aug. 18 - Cookin', Lennon, Actors Fund: On The Twentieth Century Concert Preview
The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival 2005 — which screens free movies on the lawn starting at dusk on Monday nights — will feature Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" (a revival of which starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick is expected for Broadway in the fall) and Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (which currently runs on Broadway).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.