Broadway By the Year Goes National April 9 and 10 with Testa, Anderson and Coulter

News   Broadway By the Year Goes National April 9 and 10 with Testa, Anderson and Coulter
Scott Siegel's acclaimed Broadway By the Year series, which has been a hit at New York's Town Hall the past few years, goes national April 9 and 10 for its first concerts outside of Manhattan.

The two concerts are being presented at the Crest Theatre in DelRay Beach, FL, with a cast led by Nancy Anderson, Scott Coulter and Mary Testa. Ross Patterson is musical director.

The first act of the concert will feature songs from musicals that opened in 1930 — including "Body and Soul," "Ten Cents a Dance" and "Embraceable You" — while the second half of the evening will include tunes from musicals that debuted on Broadway in 1964. Audiences can expect to hear songs from Funny Girl, Fiddler on the Roof and Hello, Dolly!.

In a statement writer-creator-host Siegel said, "I've always thought that Broadway by the Year should and would have a life outside of New York City. Audiences all over the country are hungry for Broadway music performed by people who know what it's all about. The success of such touring concerts as Bravo Broadway strongly suggest that BBTY will soon be playing all over the country. And I certainly believe we're getting the best possible launch by having three gifted Broadway by the Year veterans taking this show on the road to one of South Florida's most admired venues, the Crest Theatre. I'm confident that the Crest audience — and future audiences elsewhere — will have a wonderful time when they get to experience Broadway by the Year for themselves."

Although Siegel hosts the BBTY concerts at Town Hall, he will be unable to do so on the road. "I would love to be part of these shows but the economics don't support it," Siegel said in a statement. "I've produced and written it, but my speaking parts have been artfully (I hope) distributed among the cast members to say."

The Crest Theatre is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue in DelRay Beach, FL. For tickets and information call 561-243-7922.

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