Laura Osnes, Hugh Panaro, Steel Burkhardt and More Sing in Bryant Park July 20
By Andrew Gans
"Broadway in Bryant Park 2011," the free weekly Broadway concert series on the Bryant Park Stage, continues July 28.
Sponsored by Bank of America and Clean Air NY and hosted by Lite fm's on-air personalities, the 11th annual presentation of lunch-hour performances began July 7 and will continue through Aug. 11. Attendees can expect performances from the casts of Sister Act, Catch Me If You Can, Billy Elliot, Memphis, Hair, Jersey Boys, Rent, The Lion King, Avenue Q, Mamma Mia! and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, among others.
Remaining performances are scheduled for 12:30 PM-1:30 PM on Thursdays, July 28 and Aug. 4 and 11. Bryant Park is located behind the New York Public Library on 6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd streets. Lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The July 28 performance, hosted by 106.7 Lite fm's Christine Nagy, features Anything Goes' Tari Kelly, Laura Osnes, Colin Donnell and Robert Creighton; The Phantom of the Opera's Marni Raab, Kyle Barisich and Hugh Panaro; The Fantasticks' Tom Flagg, Matt Leisy, Dan Sharkey, Juliette Trafton and Charles West; Hair's Phyre Hawkins, Steel Burkhardt, Caren Lyn Tackett, Paris Remillard, Josh Lamon, Cailan Rose, Nkrumah Gatling, Tanesha Ross, Laura Dreyfuss, Tripp Fountain, Larkin Bogan and Emily Afton; and Traces' Xia Zhengqi, Philippe Normand-Jenny, Mason Ames, Valerie Benoit-Charbonneau and Bradley Henderson.
As a bonus, Bank of America will award a year's worth of free Broadway tickets to a lucky winner. To enter visit the Bank of America tent on the Bryant Park fountain terrace from 11 AM-2 PM on any of the six Broadway in Bryant Park dates, or visit any participating Bank of America banking center.
The schedule for the concert series follows:
July 28 (Lite fm Emcee: Christine Nagy)
The Phantom Of The Opera
Aug. 4 (Lite fm Emcee: Bob Bronson)
The Lion King
Death Takes a Holiday
Aug. 11 (Lite fm Emcee: Rich Kaminski)
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert
Visit www.1067litefm.com or tune into 106.7 Lite fm for schedule changes and/or performance cancellations.
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