The free outdoor concert celebrates the 2018–2019 Broadway season leading up to the 2019 Tony Awards. The event consists of performances from this season as well as numbers from current long-running shows.
While Brightman hosts the festivities onstage in Shubert Alley, Michael James Scott, currently starring as Genie in Aladdin, will serve as backstage host. He will be on hand to cover the event live on Instagram, bringing fans a unique perspective on all that’s happening backstage.
Participating musicals include Ain’t Too Proud, Aladdin, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Beetlejuice, Be More Chill, The Cher Show, Chicago, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Hadestown, King Kong, Kiss Me, Kate, The Lion King, Mean Girls, Oklahoma!, The Phantom of the Opera, Pretty Woman, The Prom, Tootsie, Waitress, and Wicked with additional appearances from the casts of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Ink, and What the Constitution Means to Me.
“Broadway is celebrating another remarkable year featuring the most talented performers in the city. We’re inviting fans from all over to come and enjoy this free concert in Shubert Alley and sample the best of live theatrical entertainment!” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, in an earlier statement. “There will be something for everyone including performances from long running productions, new shows, and appearances from Broadway veterans and newcomers. It’s the perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon.”