Broadway goes to Flushing Meadows as Tony Award winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), Tony winner Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!), and Tony nominee Adrienne Warren (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) perform during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament.
On August 26, Platt headlines the Opening Night Ceremony in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens. Following his performance, Stroker will sing the National Anthem. At the conclusion of the fortnight of tennis, Warren will sing “America the Beatiful” preceding the women’s singles final. She will be joined be an all-female honor guard of cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point unfurling the American flag.
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US Open Fan Week begins August 19. Chase Sound Check concerts will be held on the stage outside Arthur Ashe August 21–23 offering free live music. Heineken Happy Hour will welcome nightly DJs August 20–23. Performers include LANY, Brett Eldredge, and Leon Bridges, with DJs Nikki Kynard, COCO AND BREEZY, and MAAD.
Platt is also a Grammy and Emmy Award winner and released his debut solo album, Sing To Me Instead, this past winter. He stars in the upcoming Netflix series The Politician from Ryan Murphy. Stroker made her Broadway debut in the Deaf West production of Spring Awakening and currently plays Ado Annie in the Tony-winning revival of Oklahoma! Warren will star in the titular role of Tina on Broadway this fall, which earned her an Olivier nomination for her London turn. She previously earned a Tony nod for her work in 2016’s Shuffle Along.