The Broadway League has announced the second annual Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert, a part of their Black to Broadway initiative, will be held in Duffy Square June 19. The free 90-minute outdoor concert will begin at noon, rain or shine.
Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth features Black performers and allies from a variety of Broadway shows performing their own works of art, with their songs, dance, and poetry accompanied by live music provided by The Music Performance Trust Fund. The event will also welcome guest speakers.
“Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth is a newfound tradition that joyously brings the community together to commemorate this important day," says Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin in a statement. "We inaugurated this program last year when the Co-Chairs of our Multicultural Task Force, Aaliytha Stevens and Brian Moreland, presented the idea. Thanks to their leadership, this uplifting annual event will continue to inspire for years to come.”
The creative and production team will include Steve H. Broadnax III as director and writer, Rashad McPherson as music director, Brian Moreland and Aaliytha Stevens as executive producers, Nzinga Williams and Devon Miller of Foresight Theatrical as general managers, and Jhanaë Bonnick as stage manager. Information on performers and speakers is forthcoming.