Broadway in Bryant Park in July: Back to the Future, Disney, Wicked…

Broadway in Bryant Park, the free weekly lunchtime concerts performed by the casts from current Broadway shows, has announced its schedule for Thursdays in July.

Below the schedule are videos from last year’s concerts from some of the same shows that are scheduled to perform again this year: A Beautiful Noise, Aladdin, Chicago, The Lion King, Moulin Rouge and Six

Begun 23 years ago, the tradition of offering weekly Broadway concerts in July and August was interrupted in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic, then resumed last year only in August. A year later, there are now just four concerts scheduled — promising perennial favorites including “The Lion King,” and “Wicked” (but not former perennials “Phantom of the Opera” and “Stomped,” both of which have closed since last summer) and new shows, such as “Kimberly Akimbo,” “Some Like It Hot,” and “Back to the Future,” which opens in August.

The Bryant Park stage 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.

July 6, 2023

  • Pre-show: A special Performance by Taiwan Tourism Bureau
  • The Book of Mormon
  • Kimberly Akimbo
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Wicked

July 13, 2023

  • Pre-show: Once Upon A One More Time
  • Chicago
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • SIX: The Musical
  • The Neil Diamond Musical, A Beautiful Noise

July 20, 2023

  • Pre-show: How to Dance in Ohio
  • Disney on Broadway
  • Aladdin
  • Frozen
  • The Lion King

July 27, 2023

  • Pre-show: Little Shop of Horrors
  • & Juliet
  • Back To The Future
  • New York, New York
  • Shucked

Will Swenson, Paige Faure and other cast members of “A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical” sang three numbers from the musical — Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans and Sweet Caroline

Michael Maliakel, the 2022 Broadway Aladdin, performed Alan Mencken’s song “Proud of the Boy” from the Disney musical a

The 2022 Broadway cast of “Chicago” performed three musical numbers:. Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly and ensemble: “All That Jazz.” Charity Angél Dawson as Matron “Mama” Morton: “When You’re Good to Mama.” Erich Bergen as Billy Flynn and ensemble: “All I Care About”

Jelani Remy and Pearl Khwezi from the Broadway cast of The Lion King sing the Elton John/Tim Rice song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”

Derek Klena as Christian and Oyoyo Joi as Satine sing “Come What May” from Moulin Rouge,

Cast members from Moulin Rouge the Broadway musical sang “Lady Marmalade” (the song with the line “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?”) 

Cast members from the Broadway musical “Six” sing two numbers (“Ex-Wives” and “Six”)

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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