William Michals, Brian Charles Rooney, Farah Alvin & More Set For Broadway By The Year At Town Hall
Town Hall's Broadway by the Year series closes its 18th acclaimed season with a finale that will feature the musicals from 1988 and 2017 alongside a cast of nearly 35 performers, including the Broadway by the Year Chorus, the Broadway by the Year Dance Ensemble (under the direction of Danny Gardner), and these great stars: William Michals (Emile de Beque in the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific), Brian Charles Rooney (critically acclaimed in the recent Broadway revival of The Three-Penny Opera), Farah Alvin (Drama Desk Nominee and veteran of 5 Broadway shows), Rebecca Faulkenberry (Nancy on Broadway in Groundhog Day), Danny Gardner (2X Drama Desk Winner, Dames at Sea, Star of Radio City Summer Spectacular), and Marina Jurica (The Singing Meteorologist from CBS-TV, Christine in the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera).
Scott Siegel, the creator, writer, director & host of Broadway by the Year says about this last concert of the season, "I want to end our year with the most exciting concert our audience has ever seen. With that thought in mind, I set about to find the right people to sing the iconic songs of 1988, which featured shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Chess, Legs Diamond, and the historic failure, Carrie. And this cast also has to be versatile enough to then switch gears and give us the contemporary hits from shows that opened just last year, during 2017, with songs from shows like Come From Away, Groundhog Day, The Band's Visit, Spongebob Squarepants, Bandstand, Anastasia, and more!
Scott Siegel says "I wanted to back all of this up with the bright and thrilling talents in the Broadway by the Year Chorus, and heighten the excitement even further by featuring, for the first time ever, a 20-member Dance Ensemble under the direction of Broadway by the Year's favorite singer/dancer/choreographer, Danny Gardner. Danny will not only choreograph our dancers but will lead them on stage. This is our biggest cast, with exceptional talent, singing some of the greatest Broadway show tunes from two unique and memorable years. Broadway history will be honored on June 18th, and Broadway by the Year history will be made, as well!"
Tickets are $50-$60 & can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-982-2787.
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.
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