BROADWAY BUSKERS
Livestreamed Concert Series
Curated & hosted by Ben Cameron

Tuesdays, July 21st-October 27th
All concerts livestreamed at 7pm ET
Watch here or on Facebook

Donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund
Donate to the Broadway Advocacy Coalition

 

Times Square’s annual concert series celebrating the talented singer-songwriters of the theater community returns this summer. Moving to a virtual format this year, Broadway Buskers will be livestreamed every Tuesday night at 7pm ET. Since 2018, Broadway Buskers has brought Broadway actors and composers to the Times Square pedestrian plazas to perform their own original music among the lights and energy of Times Square. While in-person events are on pause and Broadway remains closed for the remainder of 2020, theater fans can still watch and support the multi-talented Broadway community with these weekly virtual concerts.

The beginning of the season includes performers who have appeared on Broadway in Ain’t Too Proud, Come From Away, The Great Comet, The Addams Family and more. For the second year, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) co-curates with queer, trans, BIPOC artists of excellence from the MTF community. Tune in and enjoy FREE concerts by Broadway professionals from their living room to yours.

While the concerts are free to stream, we encourage audiences to donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which provides resources and emergency financial assistance to those within the entertainment community who have been impacted by the pandemic, and the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, in support of their ongoing efforts to help Broadway heal, listen and become an anti-racist and equitable community.

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Schedule through August 11th: 

JULY 21
Heath Saunders (The Great Comet, Alice By Heart, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert)
Rachel Potter (The Addams Family, Evita, Wicked)

JULY 28
Melissa Li & Kit Yan (with special guest Sushma Saha) (Interstate, MISS STEP, Cancelled)
Ben Wexler (Washington Square, 2019 Jonathan Larson Grant Winner)

AUGUST 4
Lauren Elder (Mary and Max, Hair, Side Show)
James Harkness (Ain't Too Proud, Beautiful, Chicago)
Nathan Salstone (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)

AUGUST 11
Joey Contreras (Love Me, Love Me Not, Break from the Line, Joyride)
Tamika Lawrence (Caroline, or Change, If/Then, Come From Away)
 

Performers for the remainder of the season will be announced soon.
 


About Ben Cameron
Ben Cameron is your Broadway Buddy, bringing the Broadway community directly to you like a neighbor bringing over a tray of brownies (Broadway brownies, yum). Ben has appeared on Broadway in Wicked (OBC), Aida, and Footloose (OBC). Ben is the MainStage host of BroadwayCon and creator and host of the long-running NYC staple Broadway Sessions, now in its 12th season, which was the proud recipient of the 2019 Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Series Award at the MAC Awards. Host of the Reward The Fan Broadway Trivia Series, he is also the creator and host of the worldwide hit podcast talk show “The Broadway Cast” and the web series “Dance Captain Dance Attack” on BroadwayWorld.com. Ben hosts countless events within the Broadway community for organizations like Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, NYMF, and Rockers on Broadway, and is a frequent face on PBS WNET. Your Broadway Buddy continues to present Broadway’s best to a wide variety of audiences.

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About Musical Theatre Factory
Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) is a non-profit arts services organization committed to dismantling oppressive ideologies toward collective liberation, centering artists of excellence who exist in the intersections of underrepresented groups. We develop change-making new musicals in a joyous, collaborative community free from commercial constraints.
About Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the philanthropic heart of Broadway, helping millions of people affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other life-threatening illnesses in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. Every donation provides lifesaving medications, healthy meals, counseling and more for those in need and crisis. Broadway Cares' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund is helping entertainment professionals meet coronavirus-related expenses and other urgent challenges brought about by the pandemic and ongoing work shutdown. To learn more and donate, visit BroadwayCares.org
About Broadway Advocacy Coalition
Founded in 2016 by members of the Broadway community as a direct response to the nation's pandemic of racism and police brutality, the Broadway Advocacy Coalition works to create racially equitable spaces by:
  • Building the capacity of individuals and organizations to shift power and dismantle racism
  • Centering the leadership and stories of people with lived experience of racism 
  • Developing impactful storytelling tools and pieces through collaborations between artistry and policy
  • Mobilizing communities through supporting the development of coalitions and networks

Since its inception and through its partnership with the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School, it has grown into a multi-disciplinary organization uniting artists with legal experts and community leaders to promote anti-racism and equity in criminal justice, education, and the theater industry. To learn more or donate, visit them at BwayAdvocacyCoalition.org 

 
 

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