The Town Hall Presents
BROADWAY BY THE YEAR®
THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1988
Created, Written, & Hosted by SCOTT SIEGEL
HOWARD McGILLIN, LISA BRESCIA, KEVIN EARLEY
FARAH ALVIN, JENNIFER HOPE WILLS,
and SCOTT COULTER
Featuring The Broadway by the Year Chorus
MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013, 8 PM
THE TOWN HALL, NYC
The Town Hall is proud to announce the season finale of Broadway by the Year featuring The Broadway Musicals of 1988, including The Phantom of the Opera, Chess, Legs Diamond, Romance Romance, Carrie, and More! Scott Siegel, the creator, writer, and host of Broadway by the Year has selected a half dozen performers to star in the concert, including Howard McGillin, who holds the record for playing "The Phantom" longer than any other actor in Broadway history. He will be joined by one of his Christines, Jennifer Hope Wills. Drama Desk Nominees Farah Alvin (The Marvelous Wonderettes) and Kevin Earley (Death Takes a Holiday) return to Broadway by the Year. Lisa Brescia, who starred on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's The Times They Are A-Changin', as Elphaba inWicked, and as Donna in Mamma Mia! makes her Broadway by the Year debut and favorite Scott Coulter will direct and star in the concert. The cast will be joined by the Broadway by the Year Chorus.
In a statement, Scott Siegel said, "1988 is a remarkable year in Broadway history. In that single season, we had Broadway's biggest hit, The Phantom of the Opera, (which is still running!) plus one of Broadway's most famous failures, Carrie. The season also had a musical that contained one of contemporary Broadway's most beloved scores, Chess. Peter Allen was on Broadway with Legs Diamond, and a little musical titled Romance Romance was a genuine charmer in that memorable year. We've got the perfect cast to bring back the music first heard on Broadway a quarter century ago, led by one of Broadway's most accomplished and admired performers, Howard McGillin. We hope you'll join us on Monday night for a very special concert."
Tickets are $55, $50 and $45, on sale through TicketMaster.com,(800) 982-2787, or The Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43 Street) between noon and 6 PM (except Sundays) at 212-840-2824.
ABOUT BROADWAY BY THE YEAR®:
In its 13th year, this critically-acclaimed series has blossomed into what The New York Times has written: "Witty, breezily paced. . .informative. . .valuable. . .the right perspective of lighthearted nostalgia… a reasonably priced alternative to City Center’s Encore Series."