Third-Annual Curtain Up Broadway Festival Returns to Times Square from September 8-10

8/16/2023 12:29pm


Playbill, The Broadway League, and the Times Square Alliance, have  announced details for the third-annual Curtain Up Broadway Festival, a three-day outdoor experience in Times Square presented by Prudential Financial, with additional support from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Music Performance Trust Fund, The Film Fund, Open Jar Studios, and Hotel Edison. From Fri Sept 8 - Sun Sept 10 Curtain Up Broadway Festival festival will include interactive events and performances that are all live, free, and open to the public. The three-day celebration will include the following headlining events: The festival will kick off on Fri Sept 8 at 2:30 PM with with guest speakers & special performances. On Sat Sept 9, the Stages on Broadway Contest hosted by Brittney Johnson will give aspiring and emerging artists across the country the opportunity to capitalize on their “Now What?” moment. The winning artists will have the opportunity to network with theatre professionals – including contest judges Tara Rubin and Allen René Louis – and could walk away with a monetary prize of up to $10,000. The festival will culminate in The Curtain Up! LIVE from Broadway finale concert, a grand, outdoor event taking place rain or shine on Sun Sept 10 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM in Duffy SquareThis concert spotlights marquee talent and showcases current Broadway musicals and plays and will be aired live on WABC.  Additional events include Broadway Sing-Alongs throughout the festival on the ‘Belt It Out On Broadway’ stage, Curtain Up After Dark events featuring Broadway Sings and Rockers On Broadway, Ailey’s Revelations dance workshop, multiple Dueling Piano events & Broadway Block Parties. For a full list of events, please visit www.timessquarenyc.org/curtain-up. Press contact Shin-Jung Hong/Nicholas & Lence Communications (212/938-0005)...