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Broadway in Bryant Park announces its 2016 lineup of free lunchtime concerts

Broadway in Bryant Park
Photograph: Courtesy iHeartMedia New York/Steve Prue Stomp

Dinner and a Broadway show make a classic New York date combination. But how about lunch and a free Broadway concert in a park? On Thursday afternoons this summer, 106.7 Lite fm’s Broadway in Bryant Park series is once again hosting singers from Broadway and Off Broadway musicals. It has just announced the full lineup, which includes old favorites (like Wicked), new hits (like The Color Purple) and even a few shows that haven’t opened yet (like the Irving Berlin musical Holiday Inn).

RECOMMENDED: See the full guide to Broadway in Bryant Park

Broadway at Bryant Park takes place on Thursday afternoons at 12:30pm, from July 7 through August 11. If we had to pick just one, we’d recommend the July 28th edition. That concert features performances from Fun Home, which won the 2015 Tony for Best Musical (and is scheduled to close in September); Kinky Boots, which won the 2014 Tony for Best Musical; this year’s Waitress, which has a score by Sara Bareilles. It also offers an advance look at the upcoming Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, one of the best musicals of the decade, which will hit Broadway in October.

But every week promises quality entertainment, and you can’t beat the price. Here's the complete schedule. Plan ahead!

Thursday, July 7, 12:30pm:
Wicked
Stomp
The Color Purple
Matilda
New York Spectacular
106.7 Lite fm host: Delilah
Cohost: Cady Huffman (Shear Madness)

Thursday, July 14, 12:30pm:
Chicago
The Fantasticks
Motown the Musical
Finding Neverland
106.7 Lite fm host: Christine Nagy
Cohost: Catherine Russell (Perfect Crime)

Thursday, July 21, 12:30pm:
Fiddler On The Roof
Les Misérables
Fuerza Bruta
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Cirque du Soleil Paramour
106.7 Lite fm host: Helen Little
Cohosts: Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess (School of Rock)

Thursday, July 28, 12:30pm:
Waitress
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Kinky Boots
Fun Home
Himself and Nora
106.7 Lite fm host: Bob Bronson

Thursday, August 4, 12:30pm:
Beautiful—The Carole King Musical
An American In Paris
Avenue Q
Holiday Inn
106.7 Lite fm host: Rich Kaminski
Cohost: Dena Blizzard (One Funny Mother)

Thursday, August 11, 12:30pm:
The Phantom Of The Opera
Something Rotten!
Cagney
Ruthless! The Musical
106.7 Lite fm host: Victor Sosa

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