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Cabaret & Concert News Broadway Celebrates Juneteeth to Return to Times Square

Cast members from Wicked, Aladdin, Chicago, and more will perform in the 2024 concert, hosted by Michael James Scott.

Kay Hickman

The Broadway League's Black to Broadway initiative has announced the 2024 return of Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, held June 19 at 11:00 AM in Times Square. The annual concert features an entirely Black cast of Broadway actors, and is now in its fourth year.

Michael James Scott, who currently stars as the Genie in Broadway's Aladdin, will host the event for the second consecutive year.

Cast members from productions including A Beautiful Noise, Aladdin, & Juliet, Back to the Future, CabaretHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildHell's Kitchen, Illinoise, The Lion King, MJMoulin Rouge!, The Notebook, SuffsWater for ElephantsThe Who's TommyWicked, and The Wiz are set to perform; along with youth performers from Young Gifted and Broadway. Specific performers will be announced at a later date.

The 2024 Juneteenth Legacy Award will be presented to two-time Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad. Rashad's extensive list of credits includes her Tony-winning performances in A Raisin in the Sun and Skeleton Crew, as well as original Broadway productions of The Wiz and Dreamgirls. Rashad is also currently Tony nominated as a producer for Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch, which is up for Best Revival.

“Art has a uniquely transformative power to bring people together and we are thrilled to be returning with the Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert for the fourth year to celebrate and recognize the significance of this national holiday. We are proud to announce this year’s Juneteenth Legacy Award recipient will be Phylicia Rashad who epitomizes artistic excellence with her outstanding career achievements on Broadway and beyond,” Jason Laks, Interim President of The Broadway League, said in a statement. “We are grateful to our partners and sponsors for making this star-studded concert possible and look forward to welcoming audiences to experience this incredible and inspiring event.”

The Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth creative team includes director and writer Steve H. Broadnax III, music director Rashad McPherson, stage manager Monet Thibou, and general manager Devon Miller of Foresight Theatrical. Brian Anthony Moreland and Aaliytha Stevens serve as executive producers.

See Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Joaquina Kalukango, Myles Frost, More Celebrate Juneteenth in Times Square

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