Live Nation announced that it will partner with Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG) and the Araca Group to produce In Residence on Broadway, which will bring a variety of artists to Broadway venues multiple times a year.
The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, which was previously occupied by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will kick-off the series in May and run through July. The featured artists will take the stage for a limited residency of five to ten shows over the course of one to two weeks.
“Over the last few years on Broadway, we’ve seen non-traditional Broadway shows take center stage. In a time when shows other than musicals and plays are being presented, we started dreaming about bringing our favorite entertainers to Broadway,” Matthew Rego, CEO of the Araca Group, said in a release.
While the upcoming artists have not been announced yet, Live Nation’s President in New York noted in a statement that In Residence on Broadway will bring “a wide range of artists to an intimate Broadway setting for an up close and personal performance.” Additionally, Scott Zeiger of EBG said that their amazing team of designers will create “customized stage experiences to reflect each artist’s signature style.”
The production team includes Tony and Emmy nominated lighting designer Mike Baldassari, who has worked for Broadway’s Cabaret and Saturday Night Live, five-time Grammy nominated sound designer Peter Hylenski, known for King Kong and Frozen, and Tony nominated sound designer Garth Helm of Rocky and Pippin.
Artists for the 2019 spring/summer engagement will be announced in the coming weeks.
The news follows Morrissey’s recently-announced Broadway residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, kicking-off early May.