The 90-minute concert will feature star appearances and performances from over 20 new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a live 12-piece orchestra. Lewis is a Tony Award nominee for Porgy and Bess. On May 12 he will take over in the leading role of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera.
Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, said in a previous statement, “Broadway’s block party in Shubert Alley is a festive way for the Broadway community and our fans to celebrate another incredible season during which over 40 shows opened! Come experience the magic of Broadway at Stars in the Alley in May, as the calendar counts down to the eagerly anticipated Tony Awards ceremony in June.”
Participating musicals include After Midnight, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Aladdin, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Bridges of Madison County, Bullets Over Broadway, Cabaret, Chicago, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, If/Then, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Motown The Musical, Newsies, Once, The Phantom of the Opera, Pippin, Rock of Ages, Rocky, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Violet and Wicked with additional appearances from Act One, All the Way, Casa Valentina, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Mothers and Sons, Of Mice and Men, On the Town and The Velocity of Autumn.