Live Broadway Performances and Pop-up Concerts at Tavern on the Green
[May 15, 2021: Mike Mishkin]
Broadway stars will soon begin performing live concerts at Central Park’s Tavern on the Green in a new series called Broadway at Tavern, which will run through the summer and into the fall.
The first show will be a one-night-only performance by original Hamilton cast member and star of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBos. This will take place on Tuesday, May 25 at 8:30pm
On Tuesday, June 8 and Wednesday, June 9 at 8:30pm, Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean will perform. Additional performers in the line-up will be announced shortly.
Over the course of many decades, Tavern on the Green has been intimately connected to the world of Broadway. In 1978, the City of New York threw a star-studded party at Tavern to launch its now legendary “I ? NY” ad campaign touting Broadway as the spiritual heartbeat of New York. That campaign has been widely credited with bringing the city back from the brink of bankruptcy, transforming it into the internationally beloved cultural mecca it is today.
Over the years, countless Broadway productions have celebrated their opening nights inside Tavern’s glittering spaces, including Wicked, Cats, Death of a Salesman, Dreamgirls, and the all-night Hamilton and Hair Tony Awards celebration parties.
TodayTix Originals’ Executive Producer, Tony Marion, said that “If any two New York institutions are synonymous with the city itself, it’s Tavern on the Green and Broadway. Simply put, Tavern is the perfect venue in which to reunite this incredible line-up of New York-based mega talents with the fans who adore them. For those of us who have spent the last 14 months yearning for live performance and a reason to get dressed up, this is going to be the ultimate tonic.”
Tavern on the Green’s Proprietor, Jim Caiolaadded, “When I was young and dreaming of New York City, what I imagined were artists, singers, dancers and actors, all coming together to create culture. And, years later, when I first came to Tavern on the Green, I found all of them gathered right here. In that spirit, we welcome TodayTix Originals and their Broadway talent with open arms. It is our great privilege to provide a stunning home for these artists, as we aim to continue and expand Tavern’s exceptional legacy as a cultural haven while Broadway gets ready to come back bigger and better than ever.”
Tickets are currently on sale exclusively at TodayTix.com, starting at $40. In line with social distancing protocols, tickets will be sold in pods of 2 and 4, and will require that each pod contain only members of the same party. Doors will open at 7:30pm to allow audience members to enjoy dinner and drinks before the show. A full food and beverage menu will be available for a la carte purchase.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Production and Lighting Design by Brian Tovar and Jason Sherwood of Livesight (People’s Choice Awards, Academy Awards). Wagner Johnson Productions will serve as Managing Producers.
Broadway at Tavern will be the flagship effort of TodayTix Originals, the division of TodayTix Group dedicated to creating and curating original content. Additional engagements this series will be announced shortly.
All events will strictly adhere to the New York Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 protocols for outdoor cultural events and gatherings. All audience members will be required to wear masks at the events, and temperature checks will be mandatory before audience members enter the venue.
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