Broadway coming to Flushing Town Hall
by Shane Miller
Aug 11, 2009 | 2944 views | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Councilman John Liu, Broadway Blockbusters, the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, and the Flushing Business Improvement District, last week announced details for an upcoming limited engagement "100 Years of Broadway" theatre production from Broadway Blockbusters. The popular music series is coming back home to Flushing, marking the first time since January 2004 that the show will make an appearance at Flushing Town Hall.

This year's show will feature some of the most talented individuals in the Greater New York Area, as they perform on the historic stage some of the most beloved music of the "Great White Way".

Proceeds from the show will benefit The Josephine Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities in the arts and sports for all people to follow their dreams, regardless of their race, color, creed, gender, age or financial status.

The local professional performers hope to foster a long-term relationship with the community groups through future programs and invitations to casting calls for shows and forming an orchestra.

The organization hopes to reach out to many of the local senior and service groups to encourage their members to attend the show, as well as participate in the arts by meeting the performers.

Limited engagement and limited seating is available for August 13-15, 20-22 at 8 p.m. and for August 22 at 2 p.m. To reserve tickets, go to www.thejosephinefoundation.org or call (516) 334-1536. The shows have largely been attended by senior citizens, therefore, prices for reserved seats have been discounted to $20 and VIP box seats are $30. A further special discount is being offered to senior groups of ten or more for $15.

"Our community has a wealth of untapped talent and cultural resources,” said Councilman John Liu. “We encourage senior groups and their members to come to the show and connect with the stars and participate in the performing arts.”

Broadway Blockbusters new hit "The 100 Years of Broadway" will cover

many of the most popular Broadway songs from musical classics such as

"Anything You Can Do," "Give My Regards to Broadway," "Greased

Lightnin'," "Hello Dolly," "Luck Be A Lady," and "Tomorrow" to the latest

songs from "Les Miserables" and "Wicked."

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