BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
A ONE NIGHT ONLY HISTORY OF
BROADWAY SONG AND DANCE
CREATED, WRITTEN, HOSTED AND DIRECTED BY SCOTT SIEGEL
CHOREOGRAPHED BY DANNY GARDNER
SPECIAL GUEST TAP DANCER KENDRICK JONES
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 at 8PM
THE TOWN HALL
(123 W. 43rd Street)
The Town Hall presents Broadway By The Year: A One Night Only History of Broadway Song and Dance on Monday, September 19 at 8pm. Created for The Town Hall, as well as written, directed, and hosted by Scott Siegel, the evening concludes Broadway By The Year’s 21st landmark 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 songs. This concert will celebrate the unique contribution of dance to the Broadway musical, highlighting everything from tap to ballroom dancing, and from freestyle jazz to popular Latin dance.
Choreographed by Danny Gardner (Dames At Sea; Flying Over Sunset) with a cast of Broadway singers and dancers, including special guest tap dancer Kendrick Jones (Shuffle Along…), this latest Broadway by the Year concert will highlight the contributions of both performers and choreographers, such as George M. Cohan, Fred and Adele Astaire, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Tommy Tune, Susan Stroman, Andy Blankenbuehler, Sergio Trujillo, Jerry Mitchell, and more.
“We are excited to showcase the ‘language’ of movement in this year’s Broadway By The Year finale concert,” said Scott Siegel. “It makes the American art form of musical theater truly special; strictly speaking, without dance, the Broadway musical, as we know it, would not exist.”
“With the backdrop of a very challenging year, we couldn’t be more proud that this season’s Broadway By The Year concerts have found a new way of opening up the concept of how we present songs from musical theater,” said The Town Hall’s Artistic Director Melay Araya. “We look forward to welcoming audiences to the finale of this very special season.”
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.
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MORE ABOUT BROADWAY BY THE YEAR©
This unique, critically acclaimed series created, written, directed and hosted 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.
MORE ABOUT TOWN HALL
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’ 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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