The Kennedy Center celebrates “50 years of Broadway”
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces a star-studded lineup of Broadway and Kennedy Center favorites that will reunite for two performances only on February 11 and 12, 2022 at the Kennedy Center Opera House to celebrate 50 years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center.
Hosted by the Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, hamilton, Freestyle Love Supreme), this once-in-a-lifetime concert event honors the legacy of Broadway musicals at the Kennedy Center, including a special tribute to the late Stephen Sondheim. The celebration will feature the Tony Award winner Stephanie J. Block (The Dear Show, Falsettos), Alfie Boe (Wretched, Finding Neverland), Sierra Bogges (school of rock, The little Mermaid), Tony Award winner Gavin Creil (Hello Dolly!, She loves Me), Grammy Award winner Christopher Jackson (hamilton, In the heights), Tony Award winner LaChanze (mind problem, The purple color), Tony Award winner Beth Level (Prom, The sleepy chaperone), Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess, The Kennedy Center The music man), Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannel (Falsettos, The Book of Mormon), Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle (Wretched), multiple Grammy and Tony Award nominees vanessa williams (In the woods, Sondheim on Sondheim, “A Time to Sing” at the Kennedy Center), and Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (fly at sunset, On the city). Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
“I’m thrilled to bring these incredible artists together to celebrate Broadway at the Kennedy Center,” said Jeffrey Finn, vice president of the Kennedy Center and executive theater producer. “As the pre-Broadway home of iconic musicals, including Pippin apple, Anne, and Wretched; the launch location for Broadway revivals produced by the Kennedy Center such as Ragtime and Follies; and the producer of events like the Sondheim Celebration and Broadway Center Stage shows, there is so much great material to present. I couldn’t be more excited to have these stars and our incredible artistic team bring it to life at this special event.
With a 40-piece show on stage Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the concert will be conducted by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, the Kennedy Center music man, and How to succeed…) under the musical direction of the Emmy Award winner Rob Berman (Shining star, finnish rainbow), choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter (school of rock, Disaster!), scenography and projection by Paul Tate De Poo III (the Kennedy Center The Who is Tommy, The music man, Free from all ties), lighting design by Cory Pattak (the Kennedy Center The music man, next to normal, Little Shop of Horrors), sound design by Dan Moses Schreier (fly at sunset, mind problem) and costume design by Alejo Vietti (holiday hostel, Beautiful).
50 years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center will perform February 11 and 12, 2022, at 7.30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC. For tickets ($59 to $249), call (202) 467-4600 or visit in line.
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