PRESS RELEASE: “Broadway Comes To Lower Manhattan!: Free outdoor concert in the heart of downtown”
(New York, NY) August 21, 2012 — United Airlines’ Taste of Broadway concert will take place in lower Manhattan on Thursday, August 23rd at 12:30pm – 1:15pm at the World Financial Center Plaza (220 Vesey Street between North End Ave. and West St.) The free outdoor concert will be hosted by 2012 Tony Award® winners Judy Kaye and Michael McGrath, who are currently performing in Nice Work If You Can Get It, and will feature performances from Broadway shows. The Taste of Broadway concert is a sneak peek of the upcoming “Broadway on Broadway” concert that will take place on September 9th in Times Square.
Participating shows to date* include:
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
ROCK OF AGES
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
*subject to change
Additional information can be found on www.ILoveNYTheater.com.
Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, stated, “There’s a popular line that Broadway is the longest street in the world, so it makes sense that we’re expanding our reach to lower Manhattan. We’re thrilled for the opportunity to bring some of our brightest talents downtown to provide a sampling of Broadway, adding some razzle dazzle to lunchtime!”
“When Broadway’s biggest musicals make their way to Lower Manhattan for the very first time, it will bring to life this already vibrant community of workers, families and tourists,” said Debra Simon, Vice President and Artistic Director of Arts Brookfield. “Arts Brookfield is thrilled to work with the Broadway League and United Airlines to continue our commitment to presenting the best, free arts and culture programming in one of the busiest business hubs in the world.”
United Airlines is the title sponsor of Taste of Broadway and the official airline of The Broadway League.
About The Broadway League
The Broadway League, founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League’s 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in over 240 North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to nearly 30 million people in New York and on tour across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.BroadwayLeague.com, or follow The Broadway League on Twitter @TheBwayLeague or on Facebook at http://www.ticketnews-on-facebook.com/BroadwayLeague.
About Arts Brookfield
Since 1988 more than 3.5 million people have enjoyed over 2,500 cultural events at the World Financial Center presented by Arts Brookfield, one of the largest free, year-round, privately funded performing and visual arts programs on the east coast. As an initiative of Brookfield Office Properties, the owner, developer and manager of premier office properties in the United States, Canada and Australia, Arts Brookfield animates public spaces in major cities across North America including New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Denver and Toronto. Brookfield’s portfolio is comprised of interests in 110 properties totaling 78 million square feet in the downtown cores of New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, Denver, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, making it the global leader in the ownership and management of office assets.