Gifford to host Broadway on Broadway

Sept. 4, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Kathie Lee Gifford is to serve as host of the 20th anniversary edition of Broadway on Broadway in New York, organizers said.

Featuring performances from new productions and long-running favorites, the free outdoor concert is to take place Sunday morning in the heart of Times Square.

"As we celebrate the 20th Broadway on Broadway, it's thrilling to know that multiple generations have now experienced our live outdoor concert at the crossroads of the world," Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said in a statement Tuesday. "Superheros, cheerleaders, orphans, musicians -- I'm looking forward to seeing this year's mix of new and long-running shows, plus some special surprises!"

"In an increasingly virtual world, live performances like Broadway become more important than ever as a way to give people a direct powerful and personal experience," said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance.

The concert will feature performances by cast members from "Annie," "Bring It On: The Musical,"

"Chicago," "Elf," "Mamma Mia!," "Newsies," "Motown: The Musical," "Once," "Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson," "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," "Bare" and "Stomp."

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