Play this video, and make it loud and big on your screens. Oprah Winfrey narrates “This Is Broadway,” welcoming back audiences after 18 months to the Great Light Way.
The filmmakers have done an excellent job weaving together the most popular current shows like “Hamilton,” “The Lion King,” and “Wicked” with landmark performances from the past including Angela Lansbury singing “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from the Tony Awards.
But the juxtaposition that will give you a lump in the throat is back to back clips from the two productions of “Fences” — first James Earl Jones, then Denzel Washington. Nicely done. The film includes footage from 99 Broadway shows, 735 actors and one dog!
“This is Broadway brings together the joy and excitement we all feel for this art form and the rebound of New York City. Broadway reopening means 97,000 workers returning to their jobs and the insatiable desire for live performance back on stage,” says Charlotte St. Martin, President, Broadway League. “I am so thankful for all the work that went into creating this moment of unity and I look forward to all theater fans seeing a show this fall!”
WIN ALL OF BROADWAY CONTEST
The League is launching a first-of-its-kind contest: one lucky winner will win four tickets to every Broadway show in the 2021-2022 season. The prize includes 37 shows, valued at eighteen thousand dollars. The contest will be hosted by Audience Rewards and is free to enter. All current Broadway shows are confirmed to participate. The contest will run from September 1 to October 15, 2021. To enter, visit https://www.audiencerewards.com/ and log in or sign up for Audience Rewards membership enrollment and opt in to email communications from Audience Rewards.