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Line-up Announced for Broadway's Curtain Up: Live Festival in Times Square
August 31, 2023, 7:05.02 pm ET


Photos: Heather Gershonowitz/Playbill

Playbill, The Broadway League, and the Times Square Alliance, announce the lineup of Broadway shows to be included in this year’s Curtain Up! LIVE from Broadway from September 8-10.

The Curtain Up Broadway Festival will kick off on Friday September 8 at 2:30PM. Guest hosts include Arielle Jacobs and Melody Butiu from Here Lies Love, live performances from Patti Murin (Frozen), Colin Donnell (The Shark is Broken), Jelani Remy (Back To The Future: The Musical) and Eric Krop (Godspell, TV: I Can See Your Voice).

¡Viva! Broadway returns in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month with a special concert presentation of Aquí y Allá (Here and There) on Saturday, September 9th from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM in Duffy Square. Conceived and directed by Luis Salgado, the concert is a celebration of history from the inspiration of early songwriters to the authentic voices and stories of Broadway today and features musical direction by Jaime Lozano and is written by Eric Ulloa.

The finale concert will be a grand, outdoor event taking place rain or shine on Sunday, September 10 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM in Duffy Square. Hosted by Eric McCormack (The Cottage), this FREE outdoor concert spotlights marquee talent and showcases current Broadway musicals and plays and will be aired live on WABC TV.

Participating shows include: & Juliet; A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical; Aladdin; Back To The Future: The Musical; The Book of Mormon; Chicago; The Cottage; Hadestown; Harmony; How to Dance in Ohio; Jaja’s African Hair Braiding; Kimberly Akimbo; The Lion King; Moulin Rouge! The Musical; The Shark Is Broken; Shucked; SIX: The Musical; Some Like It Hot; Spamalot; Wicked; and more.

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