Broadway in Bryant Park Returns

After skipping two summers because of the pandemics *, Broadway in Bryant Park, the free weekly lunchtime concerts by the casts from current Broadway shows, will return to Bryant Park with a full schedule in August — a tradition begun 22 years ago that I avidly chronicled for a decade. (See photographs and videos below of performances by Corey Cott, Phillipa Soo, Nick Cordero, Billy Porter, George Salazar and more.)

Perennial favorites including “The Lion King,” “Chicago,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Wicked” and “Stomp” are scheduled to perform alongside newcomers “A Strange Loop,” “Six” and “Funny Girl” in concerts every Thursday in August on the Bryant Park stage, which is located at Sixth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. Lawn seating is first come, first serve. The concerts, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, are sponsored by 106.7 LITE FM. The schedule is subject to change.

August 4, 2022
Pre-show: “STOMP!”
“Disney on Broadway”
“The Lion King”

August 11, 2022
Pre-show: “Between The Lines”
“Dear Evan Hansen”
“Phantom of the Opera”

August 18, 2022
Pre-show: “1776”
“A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical”
“Funny Girl”
“Come From Away”

August 25, 2022
Pre-show: Special Performance by Taiwan Tourism Bureau
“A Strange Loop”
“Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

Below are some of the most popular numbers I videotaped from Broadway in Bryant Park, the weekly summer concerts, from 2012 until.2019, including Corey Cott in “Newsies”, Nick Cordero in “Bullets Over Broadway,” Ruthie Ann Miles in “The King and I,”  and Philipa Soo and Amber Grey in “The Great Comet”  as well as the cast of a show that never made it to Broadway, “Rebecca.”


Corey Cott singing from Newsies

Voca People

Mamma Mia

Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark



Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, with Phillipa Soo, Amber Grey and other members of the original Off-Broadway cast



Nick Cordero and Zach Braff in Bullets Over Broadway

On The Town

Tony Yazbeck, Brandon Leffler and Cody Williams sing “New York, New York”



Lulu Hall sings Charming from Great Comet


Billy Porter

Corey Cott again, this time in Bandstand



*There was a single Broadway in Bryant lunchtime concert last year, on September 23, 2021.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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