SpongeBob SquarePants, The Band's Visit, Waitress, More Set for 2018 Broadway in Bryant Park Season

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The free lunchtime concert series will launch July 12.
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The annual free concert series Broadway in Bryant Park, presented by 106.7 LITE FM, will kick off July 12 and continue through August 16.

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New Yorkers and visitors to the City are invited to come to Bryant Park for six consecutive Thursdays with performances running from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by 106.7 LITE FM’s on-air personalities, this year’s presentation of open-air, lunch-hour performances will feature a host of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows

Shows expected to take the stage this summer include the Tony-winning The Band's Visit and Once On This Island, SpongeBob SquarePants, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Chicago, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Friends! The Musical Parody, Waitress (including a performance by Katharine McPhee), and Beautiful (including a performance by Melissa Benoist). Disney on Broadway will take over Broadway in Bryant Park August 2 with performances from Aladdin, Frozen, and The Lion King.

“We are so excited to be hosting the annual 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park for the 18th year,” said Chris Conley, program director of 106.7 LITE FM. “We have an incredible list of shows... We look forward to welcoming theatre fans once again to this special summer series.”


The Bryant Park stage is located at 6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. Lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The current schedule follows:

July 12
106.7 LITE FM Host: Helen Little
Co-host(s): Catherine Russell and the cast of Perfect Crime
Chicago, SpongeBob SquarePants, Stomp, Waitress

July 19
106.7 LITE FM Host: Rich Kaminski
Co-host: Renée Taylor from My Life on a Diet
Pre-Show: Brooke Shapiro
Anastasia, Beautiful, Desperate Measures, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

July 26
106.7 LITE FM Host: Bob Bronson and Christine Nagy
Co-host(s): Cast of The Play That Goes Wrong
Pre-Show: Mary Poppins Returns
Come From Away, Kinky Boots, The Band's Visit, FRIENDS! The Musical Parody

August 2
106.7 LITE FM Host: Delilah
Aladdin, Frozen, The Lion King

August 9
106.7 LITE FM Host: Victor Sosa
Co-host(s): Cast of The Play That Goes Wrong
Pre-Show: VITALY: An Evening of Wonders
Avenue Q, Jersey Boys, Smokey Joe's Café, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

August 16
106.7 LITE FM Host: Delilah
Pre-Show: Jordan Smith + Brooke Shapiro
Once On This Island, School Of Rock, Wicked

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