|"Broadway by the Year" National and Virtual Edition featuring songs of Porter, Kander and Ebb and Lloyd Webber......4/26, 5/10 and 5/24|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 12:57 pm EDT 03/30/21|
|For the last twenty years, The Town Hall's signature series, Broadway by the Year, has celebrated the theater's most memorable songs of the past with the greatest musical talents of today. At the same time, audiences have been treated like insiders, getting fascinating stories and little-known factoids about their beloved musicals. And now, for the first time, the series is boldly going national with three exciting, new virtual concerts - April 26, May 10, and May 24. Each concert begins streaming at 7pm and will be available on The Town Hall website for 72 hours.
Rather than highlighting the music from a particular year on Broadway, the three new Broadway by the Year virtual concerts will take the series in a new and exciting direction by focusing on the years that Broadway composers and composing teams added to the glory of musical theater.
The line-up is as follows:
April 26 - BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: THE COLE PORTER YEARS will include songs from such shows as Anything Goes, The Gay Divorce, Paris, and Kiss Me Kate and will feature Tony nominee Alexander Gemignani (Carousel), Tony nominee Lilli Cooper (Tootsie), 3x Drama Desk Award nominee Kenita Miller (Once On This Island), Danny Gardner (Radio City Summer Spectacular), Nicole Henry (international Jazz star), and Emily Larger (Billy Elliot).
May 10 - BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: THE KANDER & EBB YEARS will include songs from such shows as Chicago, Cabaret, Flora, The Red Menace, and Kiss of The Spiderwoman and will feature Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (Drowsy Chaperone), Olivier Award winner Ute Lemper (Chicago), Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town), Natascia Diaz (Sweet Charity), and Danny Gardner (Radio City Summer Spectacular).
May 24 - BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: THE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER YEARS will include songs from such shows as Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, Sunset Boulevard, and Phantom of the Opera and will feature Tony Award nominee Max Von Essen (An American In Paris), Tony Award Nominee Liz Callaway (Baby), Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera), Tony nominee Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants), Danny Gardner (Radio City Summer Spectacular), and Emily Larger (Billy Elliot).
Each video concert will be approximately 9-10 songs in length, performed by four stars, plus -- as is a feature of all Broadway by the Year concerts -- at least one additional dance number starring and choreographed by Danny Gardner.
The three virtual concerts will all be recorded live in each artist's home and put together with Scott Siegel's commentary and video direction and editing by JT Doran.
The ticket price for each concert is $30.00 per household or $75 for all three concerts. Each concert begins streaming at 7pm and will be available on The Town Hall website for 72 hours.
Presenting partners of Broadway By The Year, National and Virtual edition include: The Arden Theatre Company, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT, and The Playhouse on Rodney Square.
For tickets and information, please visit www.thetownhall.org or call 800-982-2787.
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Critics have raved about Broadway By The Year. The New York Times cheered, ""Witty, breezily paced. The right perspective of lighthearted nostalgia," and Variety said Broadway By The Year is "crafted with a keen awareness of tempo and talent, and has become a Gotham hot ticket." WBGO radio applauded, "Scott Siegel created and hosts an extraordinary series of concerts at The Town Hall in New York. Broadway by the Year celebrates musical theatre year by year with some of Broadway's best singers and dancers and DC Metro Theater Arts agreed, saying "the show's high energy and indisputable talent never cease."
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MORE ABOUT SCOTT SIEGEL
Scott has produced approximately 400 major Broadway-style concerts in New York and around the world. For The Town Hall, he is the creator/writer/director/host of the critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series, plus Town Hall's Summer Broadway Festival (seven seasons), The Broadway/Cabaret Festival (eight seasons), and Broadway's Rising Stars (12 seasons). He also created The Siegel Season at Town Hall that included Broadway Unplugged (14 years), The Nightlife Awards (13 years), and two years of producing The Best of Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Town Hall. Outside of Town Hall, Scott was the writer/producer of the 20th and 21st Annual Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation Gala Concerts at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and for two years he was the Supervising Producer, Writer, and Director of seven concerts for Michael Feinstein in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is currently the creator of a series of major concerts for Temple Emanuel's Streicker Center, including shows such as Jewish Broadway, The Jewish Oscars, and The Jewish Tony's. He also created approximately five shows per month for Feinstein's/54 Below. With his wife Barbara, Scott is the author of 48 published books by 17 different major publishing houses.
MORE ABOUT TOWN HALL
Town Hall has played an integral part in the electrifying cultural fabric of New York City for more than 100 years. A group of Suffragists' fight for the 19th Amendment led them to build a meeting space to educate people on the important issues of the day. During its construction, the 19th Amendment was passed, and on January 12, 1921 The Town Hall opened its doors and took on a double meaning: as a symbol of the victory sought by its founders, and as a spark for a new, more optimistic climate. In 1921, German composer Richard Strauss performed a series of concerts that cemented the Hall's reputation as an ideal venue for musical performances. Since, Town Hall has been home to countless musical milestones: The US debuts of Strauss, and Isaac Stern; Marian Anderson's first New York recital; in 1945, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker introduced bebop to the world; Bob Dylan's first major concert in '63; and much, much more.
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