The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) recently announced the return of its popular “Broadway in the Boros” series, which features live performances in New York City neighborhoods outside Manhattan by cast members and musicians of current Broadway musicals.
Back for a fifth run, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the shows are free, live, family-friendly, open to the public and feature wheelchair and American Sign Language accommodations.
“After two long years, I am thrilled to see our city continue its reopening with the return of ‘Broadway in the Boros,’” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
“This remarkable series works to ensure that everyone in our city, regardless of their zip code, gets the chance to experience the magic of Broadway right in their backyards. Broadway is a lifeblood of our city, and this series is an incredible way for all New Yorkers to come out and relish in the magic that makes New York City’s heartbeat,” he added.
“We are thrilled to announce the return of ‘Broadway in the Boros,’ which will bring the amazing talent and spectacle of Broadway to communities across NYC this fall,” said MOME Commissioner Anne del Castillo.
“After a two-year hiatus in the wake of the pandemic, this signature series offers a wonderful opportunity for New Yorkers to come together and celebrate these incredible shows that draw people from all over the world to our beloved city,” she added.
All “Broadway in the Boros” events take place Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine.
In addition to the performances each event features Broadway show ticket and t-shirt giveaways. All performances are hosted by Julie James, Broadway and Sirius XM Radio Personality.
MOME said “Broadway in the Boros” aims to increase access to the magic of Broadway to all New Yorkers throughout Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island.
“These unique outdoor events celebrate the city’s vibrant and diverse cultural hubs, and are presented in centrally located public spaces and plazas where local communities, and those working there, can gather,” it said.