Celebrating Broadway!

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With Fall officially here, it is time to usher in the exciting new season on Broadway and the Curtain Up Broadway Festival will do just that.

The festival is a 3-day extravaganza taking place right in the heart of Broadway. With over 15 events on stages in the Duffy Square area, all interactive events and performances are free. It all kicks off at 2 PM on Friday Sept. 30, with speakers and a performance by the fabulous Norm Lewis. Later that day, you can participate in a Broadway Block Party at 5 pm featuring a live DJ, sing-alongs and guest performances. The party continues at 6:30 with performances by Broadway mainstays.

On Saturday morning, you can participate in a dance workshop, with many more activities to follow. Later that evening,  enjoy a concert beginning at 6:30 featuring Broadway songs and rock hits.

And then the big concert happens on Sunday. The Curtain Up! Live from Broadway finale concert, an exciting annual outdoor event, begins at 11 am in Duffy Square, with casts from many shows taking the stage, celebrating the new season. This year, the free concert will be broadcast live on ABC TV.  (You may just recognize the voice doing the announcing 🙂)

For a full list of activities and performers go to: Playbill.com/CurtainUp 



  • Valerie Smaldone

    Five-time Billboard Award-winning media personality Valerie Smaldone is a theatre, food, lifestyle and entertainment enthusiast. She is a celebrity interviewer, accomplished voice-over artist and actress. Recent appearances on episodic tv include Law and Order, Criminal Intent, The Other Two (on HBO Max), Tommy, Manifest and Blue Bloods. She is an audiobook narrator and producer. A live event emcee, moderator, and "Voice of God" at events and award ceremonies, Valerie has just directed and produced her first film featuring Gloria Gaynor and is producing a docu-series starring Erik Estrada. Visit her website at www.valeriesmaldone.com

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