Livestreamed Concert Series
Curated & hosted by Ben Cameron
Co-curated by Musical Theatre Factory

Tuesdays, from July to October 2020
Watch performances from the 2020 season on YouTube

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


Broadway Buskers, Times Square’s annual concert series celebrating the singer-songwriters of the theater community, moved to a virtual format in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. With Broadway and in-person events on pause, theater fans were still able to watch and support the multi-talented Broadway community with these weekly virtual concerts.

For the second year, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) co-curated with queer, trans, BIPOC artists of excellence from the MTF community.

While the concerts were 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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2020 Schedule:

Click on the dates to learn more about the artists

Heath Saunders (The Great Comet, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert)
Rachel Potter (The Addams Family, Evita)

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

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

Joey Contreras (Love Me, Love Me Not, Joyride)
Tamika Lawrence (Caroline, or Change, If/Then)

Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (Hadestown, In the Heights)
Alice Ripley (Next to Normal, Side Show)
J. Robert Spencer (Jersey Boys, Next to Normal)

Jaime Jarrett (Wonder Boy, Queer Baby Jesus)
Jen Sánchez (The Rose Tattoo, Sunday in the Park with George)
Joel Waggoner (Be More Chill, School of Rock)

Jasmine Forsberg (Broadway Bounty Hunter, Love in Hate Nation)
John Krause (Hadestown, Wicked)
Josh Walker (Side Show, Cosi Fan Tutte)

Alice Lee (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Heathers)
Grace McLean (Natasha, Pierre…, In The Green)
Dru Serkes (Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages)

Michael Longoria (Jersey Boys, Hairspray)
Margo Seibert (Rocky, Octet)
Rona Siddiqui (Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan, One Good Day)

Eisa Davis (The Secret Life of Bees, Passing Strange)
Tidtaya Sinutoke & Isabella Dawis (with special guests) (Half the Sky, Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award)
Will Van Dyke (Little Shop of Horrors, Kinky Boots)

Taylor Iman Jones (Head Over Heels, Hamilton)
Starbird and the Phoenix (Courtney Bassett & Andrew Swackhamer: The Great Comet; Jim Caruso’s Cast Party)
Storm Thomas (Lexus’ Verses and Flow, Futurity)

Ari Afsar (Hamilton, composer of Jeannette)
Billy Recce (2-time MAC Award winner, A Musical About Star Wars)

é boylan (Soft Butter, Femmebodys)
Isis (Nia Witherspoon: Dark Girl Chronicles, The Messiah Complex)
Matt Wolpe (Rock of AgesFinding Neverland)

baby chemist (Katie Lee Hill & Travis Artz: New Amsterdam, SpongeBob LIVE on Nickelodeon; Transformers: Cyberverse, My Very Own British Invasion
Jai’Len Josey (SpongeBob SquarePants)

Juwan Crawley (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Aladdin)
Cheeyang Ng (Eastbound, MĀYĀ)
Anthony Norman (The Prom, Chicago Med)
Rob Rokicki (The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Monstersongs)

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 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
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 


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