The casts of current Broadway and Off-Broadway shows from American Idiot to Wicked, Avenue Q to The Lion King will be performing musical numbers every Thursday during lunchtime at Bryant Park, a few blocks from the theater district in a program entitled, logically, Broadway in Bryant Park.

Besides the free performances, sponsor contests include the chance to win a free trip to London, as well as a year’s worth of tickets to Broadway shows (a pair of tickets once a month for a year!)

Here is the schedule. All performances begin at 12:30:

July 8
In the Heights
Promises, Promises

July 15
Billy Elliot
The Phantom of the Opera
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
South Pacific

July 22
A Little Night Music
Falling For Eve
The Lion King
Rock of Ages

July 29
The Addams Family
Mary Poppins
Next to Normal

Aug. 5
Avenue Q
Million Dollar Quartet

Aug. 12
American Idiot
La Cage Aux Folles
Mamma Mia!
Mary Poppins
West Side Story

Bryant Park is located on 6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. All performances are free and open to the public.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of rain, check the radio’s website for changes.

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