In February, a host of Broadway favorites were part of 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center in the Kennedy Center Opera House.
Hosted by Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart, the concerts paid homage to the legacy of Broadway musicals at the Kennedy Center, including a tribute to the late Stephen Sondheim. Marc Bruni directed with musical direction by Emmy winner Rob Berman and choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter.
Highlights from the evening, which can be viewed above, have just been released. Watch performances from Tony winner Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show), Sierra Boggess (School of Rock), Tony winner Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!), Tony winner LaChanze (Trouble in Mind), Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Tony nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess), Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (Falsettos), Tony winner Frances Ruffelle (Les Misérables), Tony nominee Vanessa Williams (Into the Woods), Betsy Wolfe (Waitress), and Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (Flying Over Sunset).
“I am thrilled to bring these incredible artists together to celebrate Broadway at the Kennedy Center,” Kennedy Center Vice President and Executive Producer of Theater Jeffrey Finn said in a statement at the time. “As the pre-Broadway home for iconic musicals including Pippin, Annie, and Les Misérables; the launching place for Kennedy Center-produced Broadway revivals such as Ragtime and Follies; and the producer of events like the Sondheim Celebration and Broadway Center Stage shows, there is so much great material to showcase. I could not be more excited for these stars and our amazing artistic team to bring it to life in this special event.”
50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center also had set and projection design by Paul Tate DePoo III, lighting design by Cory Pattak, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, and costume design by Alejo Vietti.