In Lieu of Broadway On Broadway, Theatre Community Will Honor 9/11 Anniversary
22 Aug 2011
Members of the Broadway community will gather Sept. 9 in Duffy Square to honor the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City. The event will replace the annual Broadway on Broadway concert.
A host of Broadway show folk will perform the Kander and Ebb classic "New York, New York" at 4 PM, on the traffic island in the north end of Times Square (where the TKTS booth stands). The event commemorates not only the 9/11 tragedy, but also how Broadway helped New Yorkers return to normalcy on Sept. 13, 2001, when the curtains again rose on the Great White Way.
Further details about the Sept. 9 event will be announced shortly. Inspired by and in support of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, The Broadway League produces the concert with the Times Square Alliance and Theatre Development Fund. Visit 911day.org.
Broadway on Broadway will return for a special 20th anniversary edition in fall 2012, according to the Broadway League.
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.