How does one reconcile their love of Broadway musicals with the need to soak up as much sun as possible during these glorious days of summer? Broadway in Bryant Park has the answer to both of these needs. The summer series Broadway in Bryant Park continues its tradition again this year, offerings free concerts featuring some of Broadway’s best performers from the Great White Way and off-Broadway.
Here is the schedule for Broadway in Bryant Park, including the offerings that each date will include. Put on your sunblock and your floppy sun hat and make your way to these exciting opportunities. (Schedules are subject to change).
Thursday, July 12, 12:30pm–1:30pm
On this day, audiences will enjoy performances from the long-running, blockbuster-hit Chicago, this season’s musical comedy darling SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, Off-Broadways troupe of percussive performers Stomp, and fan-favorite Waitress. The concert will be led by 106.7 LITE FM host Helen Little with Catherine Russell and the cast of Off-Broadway’s Perfect Crime as co-hosts.
Thursday, July 19, 12:30pm–1:30pm
Thursday, July 19 finds 106.7 LITE FM host Rich Kaminski at the helm of the day’s events, with Renée Taylor from My Life on a Diet serving as co-host. Pre-show entertainment will be provided by Brooke Shapiro, with musical numbers from Broadway’s Anastasia and Beautiful, as well as Off-Broadway’s Desperate Measures and On A Clear Day You Can See Foreverheadlining the show.
Thursday, July 26, 12:30pm–1:30pm
The cast of Broadway’s The Play That Goes Wrong will be on-hand to co-host with 106.7 LITE FM hosts: Bob Bronson and Christine Nagy who will usher in the day’s offerings. On tap for the day: musical numbers from Broadway’s Come From Away, Kinky Boots, and The Band’s Visit, as well as Off-Broadway’s FRIENDS! The Musical Parody.
Thursday, August 2, 12:30pm–1:30pm
The final installment of the 2018 Broadway in Bryant Park series will feature 106.7 LITE FM’s Delilah as host. The entertainment for the day is Disney-inspired, featuring performances from three Disney-produced hits: Aladdin, Frozen, and The Lion King.
Broadway in Bryant Park concerts are held on the lawn in Bryant Park and they are free to everyone.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.