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See the best Broadway stars perform for free on Friday

Written by
Rebecca Fontana

“Broadway” and “free” are two words not often used in the same sentence, so pay attention. 

On Friday, June 1, the Stars in the Alley outdoor concert returns with free performances by the best stars on Broadway right now. It will take place at 1pm in Shubert Alley, found between 44th and 45th Streets west of Seventh Avenue. 

The show comes just one week before the Tony Awards, making it the perfect occasion for gathering intel for filling out your predictions ballot. Seriously, every single nominee for best musical will be there, along with a live band, so you really should go check it out before one of the shows wins the award and becomes even more impossible to get tickets to. 

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We suggest getting there early, since the alley tends to fill quickly with theater lovers. And even if you can’t make it over on your lunch break, some of these shows will likely also be performing at the Tonys, so tune in on Sunday, June 10, to check ‘em out. 

Here is the full lineup of participating shows (we hear that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will make an appearance, as well): 

The Band’s Visit
Beautiful—The Carole King Musical
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Escape to Margaritaville
Kinky Boots
Mean Girls
My Fair Lady
Once on This Island
The Phantom of the Opera
School of Rock
SpongeBob SquarePants
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

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