Broadway journeyed downtown this June as Playbill and some of your favorite Broadway shows and performers gave weekly concerts in Christopher Park in the West Village.
Gathering at Playbill's Pride-themed Sing for Hope piano, casts from Come From Away, Be More Chill, King Kong, The Cher Show, Disney on Broadway, and Pretty Woman gave New York free outdoor concerts throughout the month, livestreamed on the Playbill Facebook page.
Flip through photos of the performances below:
The 2019 Sing For Hope piano, titled “Pride of Broadway,” is designed to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ theatre community and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Every June since 2015, Playbill’s iconic yellow trademark has switched to a rainbow design in honor of Pride month. For 2019, the rainbow design received a makeover to incorporate a horizontal rainbow brick design representing the first brick thrown during the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1969.
This piano was designed and created by Playbill staff led by Leonard Rodino (Manager of Integrated Media, Partnerships, and Events) with assistance from Alex Birsh (Vice President), Dean Greer (Creative Services Manager), Jana Mallo (Manager, Playbill Travel Guest Relations), Eric Powers (Sales Assistant), and Madison Knox (Volunteer).
Continuing its summer tradition for the eighth year, Sing For Hope brought back its free public pianos to New York City throughout the month of June. Following June’s city-wide installation, Sing For Hope will transport the pianos to NYC public schools as a part of ongoing creative programs to enrich students’ lives. For more information and a complete list of pianos and locations, visit Sing for Hope Pianos.