Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth 2024

  • Jun 19 11am - 12:30pm
  • Times Square
Photo credit: Diversity.Broadway / Vimeo

The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway initiative announces the return of Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, a free outdoor concert centered around Black artistry and unity that will feature an entirely Black Broadway cast performing Broadway musical numbers. The concert will be hosted by Michael James Scott and take place in Times Square on Wednesday, June 19th from 11:00am – 12:30pm (rain or shine) as the community gathers to honor and celebrate this important holiday. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. Flagstar Bank will be this year’s presenting sponsor.

The 2024 Juneteenth Legacy Award will be presented to two-time Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, a versatile performer, director, educator, and humanitarian who has delighted generations of audiences through her work in beloved roles both in theatre and on screen. As an actress, Ms. Rashad has won two Tony Awards, for A Raisin in the Sun (2004 Best Actress in a Play) and Skeleton Crew (2022 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play). She was also a 2005 Best Actress in a Play nominee for Gem of the Ocean. As a producer, Ms. Rashad recently received a Best Revival of a Play nomination for Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch.

The Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert will feature cast members from such shows as A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical; Aladdin; & Juliet; Back to the Future: The Musical; Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club; Chicago; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; The Heart of Rock and Roll; Hell’s Kitchen; Illinoise; The Lion King; MJ; Moulin Rouge! The Musical; The Notebook; Suffs; Water for Elephants; The Who’s Tommy; Wicked; The Wiz; and the return of the kids of Young Gifted and Broadway. All performances will be accompanied by live music provided with help from The Music Performance Trust Fund and the Film Funds. Details about talent line-up will be announced soon. Performances subject to change.

Other sponsors include NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment; Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS;; M·A·C Cosmetics; TodayTix ;Audience Rewards; The Araca Group; Open Jar Studios; in partnership with the Times Square Alliance.

Presented by The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway initiative, Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth creative and production teams include Director and Writer Steve H. Broadnax III, Music Director Rashad McPherson, Executive Producers Brian Anthony Moreland and Aaliytha Stevens, Stage Manager Monet Thibou, and General Manager Devon Miller of Foresight Theatrical.

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