Last Friday, Broadway stars came to the Plaza at 300 Ashland in Downtown Brooklyn to share some of the best songs from hit musicals.
The community was able to see performances from “A Bronx Tale” and “Come Away” as well as win prizes and tickets to the full Broadway shows.
The event was part of “Broadway in the Boros,” a performance program featuring current Broadway stars and presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment.
While Broadway is a staple within the city’s cultural landscape, many New Yorkers aren’t able to afford tickets to the most sought after shows. This program allows communities to see quality performances for free.
Broadway in the Boros is just one of many events in the 2018 series, “Downtown Brooklyn Presents,” which celebrates the people and the plazas of one of the nation’s fastest growing downtowns, according to the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
“The summer lineup in Downtown Brooklyn is packed with events ranging from ping pong tournaments to our fun-packed family parties and fitness classes,” said Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Regina Myer. “This great series of events and programs really captures the vibrancy of our growing community.”
Upcoming events for “Downtown Brooklyn Presents” includes outdoor movies at Albee Square on June 21 and June 28; Zumba at MetroTech Commons on Tuesdays until August 28; and the Bastille Day Celebration at MetroTech Commons on July 14.
Furthermore, the Broadway in the Boros Queens performance will take place at the backlot of the Museum of Moving Image on Friday, June 29 from noon to 1 p.m.
The Queens audience will watch performances by “Once on This Island: The Musical” as well as “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”