Photos: See James Monroe Iglehart, Betty Who, Ali Louis Bourzgui, More at Playbill's Broadway Pride Block Party in Times Square | Playbill

Playbill Pride Photos: See James Monroe Iglehart, Betty Who, Ali Louis Bourzgui, More at Playbill's Broadway Pride Block Party in Times Square

A host of Broadway favorites took the stage Friday night to kick off the weekend of Pride festivities.

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A host of Broadway favorites kicked off Playbill and Times Square Alliance's Pride in Times Square festivities June 28 with The Broadway Pride Block Party. 

The free, live concert hosted by Rob Madge (My Son’s A Queer) invited Times Square guests to celebrate Pride with performances and guest appearances from top Broadway and Off-Broadway artists and celebrities.

See photos from the Broadway Pride Block Party below.

Playbill's Broadway Pride Block Party in Times Square

Participating shows included & Juliet, Back to the Future, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Empire, The Great Gatsby, Hadestown, Hamilton, Hell’s Kitchen, Oh, Mary!, The Lion King, Little Shop of Horrors, Merrily We Roll Along, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, My Son’s A Queer, The Notebook, The Play That Goes Wrong, Six, Suffs, Titanique, Water For Elephants, The Who’s Tommy, Wicked, and A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical.

Performers included PJ Adzima, Kazz Alexander (Co-Chair, NYC Pride), David Bedella, Ali Louis Bourzgui, Lauren Boyd, Trevor Braun, Morgan Ashley Bryant, Jonathan Butler-Duplessis, Anthony Chatmon II, Jordan Chin, Devin Cortez, Trey Curtis, Lissa deGuzman, Gilbert Domally, Chris French, Jennifer Gellar, Samantha M. Gershman, Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, Thayne Jasperson, Kiana Kabeary, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Bianca Leigh, Storm Lever, Corey Mach, Rob Madge, Isabelle McCalla, Anastacia McCleskey, Johanna Moise, JJ Niemann, Kristen Faith Oei, Samantha Pauly, Emma Pittman, Mikayla Renfrow, Noah J. Ricketts, Dee Roscioli, Khadija Sankoh, James Scully, Talia Suskauer, Tiffany Renée Thompson, Jordan Tyson, Max Von Essen, Betty Who, Nikisha Williams, Hailee Wright, Grammy Award winner Yola, and more.

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The celebration continued June 29 with a celebration of the NYC Summer Youth Employment Program at 11 AM, presented by SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. The program was launched to connect young people who identify as LGBTQIA+ with supportive, welcoming paid summer jobs and career experiences. This event featured performances from Britney with Lesley Salinas and Kai Santiago Alli, Genisys-Exodus, Brandy Light, and Elle Prado.

The next event was presented by the LGBT Chamber of Commerce, which is again teaming with Grubhub to offer grants to NYC-based LGBTQIA+ and allied bars and restaurants. This year's recipients were recognized on stage between performances from The Broadway Boys (Jesse Nager, Michael Williams, Darius Anthony Harper, and Steven Huynh. 

ViiV Healthcare presented Celebrate You!, featuring a lineup of proudly queer talent celebrating and supporting queens everywhere. The roster included RuPaul's Drag Race stars Yuhua Hamasaki, Peppermint, Jan Sport, and Scarlet Envy, along with TikTok sensation Gioconda. 

Saturday evening saw the return of one of Pride in Times Square's most eagerly anticipated events, the Big Broadway Disco. Theatre fans and Times Square visitors danced the night away to classic and contemporary Broadway songs and performances, all with a special disco flare. Joining this dance-filled celebration were host Bryan Campione, DJ Mike Borowski, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Eric Michael Krop, Tracy McDowell, Galyana Castillo, Madge, Darius Anthony Harper, Anne Fraser Thomas, Marti Cummings, Grant Evan, Bianca De Sarro, Kristen Plati, Karley Wasaff, King Queen, Ernest Terrelle Williams, and Paris L’Hommie. Specialty dancers are supported by PJ Adzima, and the fabulous wardrobe is by DW.

The weekend will close June 30 as the Playbill Pride Float returns to the NYC Pride March, with supporting partner Heritage of Pride. Double-decker buses from some of the Pride in Times Square sponsors will also get in on the fun, helping to make 2024 NYC Pride extra special.


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