Photo Coverage: Broadway on Broadway 2007
On Sunday, September 16, thousands upon thousands of fans of Broadway assembled in Times Square for the 16th Annual Broadway on Broadway Concert presented by Continental Airlines and hosted by Hairspray's Lance Bass. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the on-stage performances with stars from such shows as Les Miserables, Curtains, Chicago, Mary Poppins, Rent, Legally Blonde, The Drowsy Chaperone and more!Appearing this year were: Lea Salonga (Les Miserables), Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale), Debra Monk (Curtains), Laura Osnes (Grease), Max Crumm (Grease), Adriane Lenox (Chicago), Julia Murney (Wicked), Tamyra Gray (Rent), Ashley Parker Angel (Hairspray), Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Carolee Carmello (Mamma Mia!), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins), Jennifer Hope Wills (The Phantom of the Opera), Orfeh (Legally Blonde) and many more!
This year, two new elements were introduced to the festivities:Broadway's Biggest Fan Contest - Fans were asked to submit a sixty-second video showing why they are Broadway's biggest fan. Videos from 3 finalists were broadcast on a jumbo screen in Times Square in front of a crowd of thousands. Broadway Fan Zone - which gave fans an opportunity to enjoy the concert from a VIP area right near the stage. It's was an up-close and personal standing-room section available to the first 100 fans that arrive dressed as their favorite Broadway character.Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Host Lance Bass
Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The League of American Theatres and Producers
Ashley Brown with Henry Hodges
sing "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins
Ashley Brown, Gavin Lee and the cast of Mary Poppins
The cast of Avenue Q performs "For Now"
Avenue Q cast includes Mary Faber (with Kate Monster), Carmen Ruby Floyd, Aymee Garcia, Evan Harrington, David Benoit, Ann Sanders and Howie Michael Smith (with Princeton)
The cast of The Lion King sings "One By One"
The Lion King
Julia Murney of Wicked sings "The Wizard and I"
Adriane Lenox of Chicago sings "When You're Good to Mama"
Jeffrey Schecter performs "I Can Do That" from A Chorus Line
Orfeh of Legally Blonde in "Bend and Snap"
The cast of Legally Blonde
Andy Karl and Orfeh
Jonathan Crombie of The Drowsy Chaperone
Beth Leavel sings "As We Stumble Along" opposite Jonathan Crombie of The Drowsy Chaperone
The Phantom of the Opera's Tim Martin Gleason and Jennifer Hope Wills in "All I Ask Of You"
Jennifer Hope Wills
Tim Martin Gleason
Jennifer Hope Wills and Tim Martin Gleason
The cast of Mamma Mia! party to "Dancing Queen"
Carolee Carmello, Joan Hess and Gina Ferrall with the cast of Mamma Mia!
Elisabeth Withers-Mendes in "Push Da Button" from The Color Purple
The cast of The Color Purple
Michael Longoria of Jersey Boys croons "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"
Michael Longoria with Travis Cloer, Kris Coleman and Graham Fenton of Jersey Boys
Seth Rudetsky with the three finalists of Broadway's Biggest Fan
Chris, the winner of Broadway's Biggest Fan
Tamyra Gray of Rent sings "Out Tonight"
Jonathan Hadary of Spamalot
Marin Mazzie of Spamalot sings "Find Your Grail"
Debra Monk sings "It's A Business"
Lance Bass introduces Hairspray
Laura Osnes of Grease sings "Summer Nights"
Max Crumm (right) with the cast of Grease
Laura Osnes and Max Crumm with the cast of Grease
Lance Bass wraps up the concert
The cast of Broadway on Broadway 2007, with host Lance Bass
Singing "New York, New York" for the finale
The cast and crowd of Broadway on Broadway 2007