Cynthia Erivo, Annaleigh Ashford, and Megan Hilty Will Headline New Live From Lincoln Center Concert Series | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Cynthia Erivo, Annaleigh Ashford, and Megan Hilty Will Headline New Live From Lincoln Center Concert Series The solo shows will be filmed for future broadcast on PBS.
Cynthia Erivo, Annaleigh Ashford, and Megan Hilty

Live From Lincoln Center—Stars in Concert, which launched last season with solo evenings with Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster, and Stephanie J. Block, will continue in December with Tony winners Cynthia Erivo and Annaleigh Ashford, as well as Tony nominee Megan Hilty.

The series will run over three consecutive evenings in The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center: December 18 with Ashford, December 19 with Hilty, and December 20 with Erivo. Each artist will perform solo shows at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM.

The concerts will be taped by Live From Lincoln Center to air on PBS nationwide in three separate hour-long episodes in 2019.

“We are thrilled to have such an amazing group of artists join us for the second year of Stars in Concert,” said Andrew C. Wilk, executive producer of Live From Lincoln Center, in a statement. “Last year, the series received such a warm welcome by fans and artists alike, with more than eight million at-home viewers, in addition to the live audience in the intimate Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. I can’t wait to see Ms. Ashford, Ms. Hilty, and Ms. Erivo shine on the Lincoln Center stage this season."


Erivo, a Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner for The Color Purple, is set to star in the title role in Kasi Lemmons’ Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet and can soon be seen on screen in Bad Times at the El Royale and Widows. Ashford won a Tony for her portrayal of Essie in the Broadway revival of You Can’t Take It with You; she recently starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Sunday in the Park with George. Hilty, Tony-nominated for Noises Off, is also known for her work as Ivy Lynn on NBC’s Smash and for her starring role in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical.

Tickets to all three Stars in Concert dates go on sale October 19 for Friends of Lincoln Center and October 24 for the general public. Passes can be purchased online at, by phone via CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices at Broadway and 65th Street.

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