Carmello, Hammond, Van Der Pol, and Miranda Kick Off "Broadway in Bryant Park" July 12 | Playbill

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News Carmello, Hammond, Van Der Pol, and Miranda Kick Off "Broadway in Bryant Park" July 12 Mamma Mia!'s Carolee Carmello, Beauty's Anneliese Van Der Pol, Spelling Bee's Darrell Hammond and In the Heights' Lin-Manuel Miranda launch "Broadway in Bryant Park" July 12.

Carolee Carmello returns to Mamma Mia!
Carolee Carmello returns to Mamma Mia! Photo by Joan Marcus

Radio station 106.7 FM presents the summer series at the midtown park featuring stars current and upcoming musicals — on Broadway and Off-Broadway — performing show tunes. Starting July 12 and continuing every Thursday, the series plays from 12:30 PM to approximately 1:45 PM. There is also a special Friday performance Aug. 10 to close the season.

Among the performers lined up for this week are Carolee Carmello, Gina Ferrall, Joan Hess, Carey Anderson and Andy Kelso (from Mamma Mia!); "That's So Raven" star Anneliese Van Der Pol with Chris Hoch and Jeanne Lehmann (Beauty and the Beast); Darrell Hammond, Jennifer Simard, Stanley Bahorek, Jenni Barber, Jared Gertner, James Monroe Iglehart, Greta Lee and Jacqui Polk (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee); and Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights).

This sixth annual summertime series line-up (subject to change) follows:

  • July 12: Mamma Mia!, Beauty and the Beast, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, In the Heights
  • July 19: Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent
  • July 26: Xanadu, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Lion King, Curtains, Stomp
  • Aug. 2: Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, Hairspray
  • Aug. 9: The Fantasticks, The Color Purple, Spring Awakening, Wicked
  • Aug. 10: Altar Boyz, Chicago, Legally Blonde Previously announced performances by Tarzan and Grey Gardens have been canceled; Tarzan is now closed, and Gardens will end its run July 29.

    Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis at Bryant Park, located just behind the New York Public Library on Sixth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. In the case of rain, check the radio's website for changes.

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