Carmello, Van Der Pol and Miranda Slated to Launch "Broadway in Bryant Park" July 12 | Playbill

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News Carmello, Van Der Pol and Miranda Slated to Launch "Broadway in Bryant Park" July 12 Mamma Mia!'s Carolee Carmello and In the Heights' Lin-Manuel Miranda will kick off the "Broadway in Bryant Park" summer series July 12.

Radio station 106.7 FM presents the event at the midtown park featuring 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.

Beauty and the Beast's performance will include "That's So Raven" star Anneliese Van Der Pol (as Belle), Chris Hoch (Gaston) and Jeanne Lehmann (Mrs. Potts).

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 cancelled due to the shows posting closing notices.

    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 or the radio's website for changes.

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