The Town Hall, New York's landmark theatre and concert venue is presenting the 5th Annual Summer Broadway Festival, created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. Presented on three consecutive Monday nights in July at 8PM, the festival kicked-off with BROADWAY WINNERS! THE AWARD WINNING MUSIC OF BROADWAY on July 11th. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below!
BROADWAY WINNERS! included two-time Tony Nominee Tom Wopat (Catch Me if You Can), Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime), Drama Desk nominee Alexander Gemignani (Sweeney Todd), Drama Desk Nominee Eddie Korbich (The Little Mermaid), KendRick Jones (The Scottsboro Boys) and more! The evening featured Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award Award-Winning music created on the Great White Way.
The Town Hall's 5th Annual Summer Broadway Festival continues with BROADWAY'S RISING STARS on July 18th, and ALL SINGIN' ALL DANCIN' on July 25th. The evenings will feature music and dance coupled with witty insider tidbits, all performed by Broadway's finest. Tickets for BROADWAY WINNERS! and ALL SINGIN' ALL DANCIN' are $55 & $45, Tickets for BROADWAY'S RISING STARS are $40 & $30 and are on sale through TicketMaster, (800) 982-2787, www.ticketmaster.com, or The Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43 Street) between noon and 6 PM (except Sundays) at 212-840-2824.
BROADWAY'S RISING STARS on July 18th is once again directed by Nightlife Award-winning vocalist Scott Coulter. The next generation of Broadway performers were chosen during auditions throughout the spring and come from theatrical institutions across the country, including AMDA, CAP21, Steinhardt, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Carnegie Melon, Marymount and The New School. These young future performers will make their auspicious debut on The Town Hall stage in what has now become regarded as the country's national showcase. The evening is choreographed by Vibecke Dahle and John Fischer is the musical director.
The final concert on July 25th, ALL SINGIN' ALL DANCIN', will be directed by Scott Siegel and choreographed, for the first time by two different choreographers, Lorin Latarro and Mark Stuart. The show features Broadway show tunes sporting brand new choreography performed by today's musical theater song and dance stars. Most recently, The Mark Stuart Dance Theatre garnered critical acclaim at The Town Hall when, earlier this season, they performed in The Broadway Musicals of 1982. Ross Patterson is the musical director.