The Town Hall Presents Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals Of 1928 And 1935 On 2/25
The Town Hall presents Broadway By The Year©: Broadway Musicals of 1928 and 1935 on Monday, February 25 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening marks the beginning of Broadway By The Year©'s 19th season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
Broadway by the Year© concerts open time capsules to some of the Great White Way's most memorable seasons, and celebrate the songs, anecdotes, and behind the scenes stories of given years. This Broadway By The Year© concert will feature musicals born on Broadway in 1928 including Present Arms, The New Moon, Blackbirds of 1928, Animal Crackers, and Whoopee, and musicals from 1935 including Porgy and Bess, At Home Abroad, Jubilee, May Wine, and Jumbo.
The cast of Broadway By The Year©: Broadway Musicals of 1928 and 1935 includes Chuck Cooper (Tony Award winner for The Life; Choir Boy), Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera; The King and I), Danny Gardner (2x Drama Desk Nominee, Dames at Sea, Radio City Summer Spectacular), Erika Henningsen (Mean Girls; Les Miserables), and Kyle Selig (Mean Girls; The Book of Mormon). More guest stars will be announced in the coming weeks.
"Wow...19 years! When we started this series, we never would have dreamed that it would have taken off like it has," said Scott Siegel. "We are so humbled and honored that the New York theater community has embraced Broadway By The Year© and here's to another 19 years of celebrating song and dance."
Tickets for Broadway By The Year© are $57-$67. For tickets and information, please visit www.thetownhall.org or call 800-982-2787. The Broadway By The Year© concert series is part of The Town Hall's presenting season.
This unique, critically acclaimed series created, written, hosted, and directed by Scott Siegel is peppered with history-making events. Broadway by the Year introduced Stephanie J. Block to the New York City theater audience. And it was Broadway by the Year that starred Jessie Mueller in her first concert appearance in New York after she was first seen on Broadway in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Broadway by the Year pioneered the use of dance in a one-night only concert format and they have and continue to highlight the Broadway voice by introducing unplugged performances, using no microphones.
Scott has produced approximately 300 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 is also the creator of nightclubs shows, having produced nightclub acts for clubs all over New York and throughout the country, as well as having created shows for a number of highly successful nightclub and concert performers. He currently creates approximately four 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.
Among the more prominent titles: "The Encyclopedia of Hollywood", First and Second Editions (Facts on File), "American Film Comedy" (Macmillan), many celebrity biographies (Jack Nicholson, Richard Chamberlain, Jim Carrey, etc. published by St. Martin's Press, and others). Also novels: "The Warhunter Series" (Zebra Books), "The Companion" (Bantam), "The Firebrats Series" (Archway at Simon & Schuster), and others. Scott has won The Colt 44 Award twice for his Western Novels. Also, with his wife, Barbara, Scott currently covers theater for TheaterPizzazz, and previously covered the theater for Drama-Logue, ShowBusiness Weekly, InTheater Magazine, Back Stage, TheaterMania.com, TalkinBroadway.com, radio reviews on The Siegel Entertainment Syndicate, plus WNEW-FM Morning Show with Pat St. John.
Town Hall has played an integral part in the electrifying cultural fabric of New York City for more than 90 years. A group of Suffragists' ght 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.