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Idina Menzel Named National Ambassador of Kids’ Night on Broadway 2014

January 9, 2014
Idina Menzel from Broadway’s new musical If/Then will serve as the 2014 KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY® National Ambassador. The 18th KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY will take place February 24 to March 2, 2014.

Idina Menzel from Broadway’s new musical If/Then will serve as the 2014 KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY® National Ambassador. The 18th KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY will take place February 24 to March 2, 2014.

Idina Menzel from Broadway’s new musical If/Then will serve as the 2014 KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY® National Ambassador, The Broadway League announced. The 18th KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY will take place Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014.

“When I first went to Broadway, it was a life-changing experience. There’s something magical about walking through the theatre district and seeing the marquees and the lights. Nothing compares to a live Broadway performance! As an adult, I still have that nostalgic feeling I had as a child.  It’s important that kids come to theatre because they get to see life through different characters. The arts are so important in general,” said Menzel, “and I’m so grateful that my career awards me with so many special opportunities to connect with young people. I’m honored to be the Kids’ Night on Broadway National Ambassador and extra thrilled that this year’s cause-related component is our arts-centered foundation, A Broader Way, which enables expression, empowerment, and enlightenment. As does Broadway.”

Idina Menzel made her Broadway debut in the Pulitzer Prize-winner, Rent, for which she was nominated for a Tony Awardâ and followed that with her Tony Award-winning performance in Wicked, which she subsequently brought to London’s West End. Other New York stage work includes See What I Wanna See (Public), The Wild Party (MTC), and Hair (Encores).  She will make her highly anticipated return to the Broadway stage this March in the new musical, If/Then.  Menzel’s voice can currently be heard in the hit Disney animated film, Frozen.  On film, she recreated her role of Maureen Johnson in Chris Columbus’ film version of Rent, and has appeared in movies as varied as Enchanted and Ask the Dust.  On television, Menzel recurred over multiple seasons of “Glee” and has guest-starred in numerous other shows. She starred in her own PBS special, “Barefoot at the Symphony,” with an accompanying album. Menzel recently concluded a highly successful international concert tour with a sold out performance at Carnegie Hall.  In addition to cast albums, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes solo albums: PBS Special; I Stand; Here; and Still I Can’t Be Still.

In 2010, Idina Menzel founded “A Broader Way Foundation,” a not-for-profit dedicated to offering girls from urban communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs, with an emphasis on building self-esteem, developing leadership qualities and striving for personal and social achievement. Kids’ Night on Broadway is proud to salute A Broadway Way Foundation as this year’s cause-related component. Visit ABroaderWay.org for more information.

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY is when kids ages 6 to 18 can see Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket includes restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs, and some very special events still to be announced.

KIDS GO FREE AT MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK with a Free Child All Access Pass (ages 4 -12) with the purchase of a Full Price Adult All Access Pass when presenting theater tickets to a participating Kids Night on Broadway show. For more information, visit kidsnightonbroadway.com/fans.

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY will also take place in multiple cities around the country, with different shows and venues putting their own spin on the event, on numerous dates throughout the year. Check kidsnightonbroadway.com/across for specific dates and locations.

The 18th KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY kicks off in New York City from Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. Tickets to participating shows will be available to the public starting Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET.

Participating shows (to date, subject to change, and some shows not available for all performances)include:

BROADWAY: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, The Bridges of Madison County, Bronx Bombers, Chicago, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda the Musical, Motown the Musical, Newsies, A Night with Janis Joplin, Once, Outside Mullingar, The Phantom of the Opera, Pippin, Rock of Ages, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Wicked. OFF-BROADWAY: Avenue Q, iLuminate, Murder for Two, Stomp.

Many Times Square area eateries will offer specials for Kids’ Night on Broadway ticket-holders.   Participating restaurants (to date) include:

Blue Fin, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Casa Nonna, Ceci Italian Restaurant, Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant, Glass House Tavern, Guy’s American Kitchen and Grill, Havana Central, Hurley’s, Le Rivage, Matt’s Grill, Nanking Asian Fusion, Pergola Des Artistes, Playwright’s Tavern, Playwright’s Celtic Pub and Restaurant, Ruby Foos Times Square, Ruby Tuesdays, Schnipper’s, Southern Hospitality BBQ, Tasti-D-Lite, The Lambs Club, Toloache, Trattoria Tre Colori, Virgil’s Real BBQ.

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY®, a program of The Broadway League, is generously presented by The New York Times and is officially sponsored by WABC-TV, and Official kids’ media partner, KidzVuz. Media partners are Z100, Telemundo Nueva York, and Metro-North Railroad. Additional support is provided by Madame Tussauds New York and Schmackary’s, the official cookie of Kids’ Night.

For more information, visit www.BroadwayLeague.com, or follow The Broadway League on Twitter @TheBwayLeague or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BroadwayLeague. BROADWAY.ORG is the League’s new official on-line headquarters for Broadway in NYC and on tour. Download the free Broadway.org mobile app for iOS or Android, and the free IBDB mobile app for iOS or Android.

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Broadway League Announces Shows for ‘Kids’ Night On Broadway 2014′; Tix on Sale Jan. 8

December 19, 2013
The Great White Way, New York City © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The Great White Way, New York City © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The Broadway League announced today the shows participating in the 18th KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY, which will take place Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. Tickets to participating shows will be available to the public starting Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET.

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY is when kids ages 6 to 18 can see Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket includes restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs, and some very special events still to be announced.

Theatre fans can join the Broadway Fan Club at BroadwayFanclub.com for special pre-sale opportunities.

Participating shows* (to date) include:

BROADWAY: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, The Bridges of Madison County, Bronx Bombers, Chicago, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda the Musical, Motown the Musical, Newsies, A Night with Janis Joplin, Once, The Phantom of the Opera, Pippin, Rock of Ages, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Wicked. OFF-BROADWAY: iLuminate, Murder for Two, Stomp (subject to change, and some shows not available for all performances).

Many Times Square area eateries will offer specials for Kids’ Night on Broadway ticket-holders.

Participating restaurants (to date) include:

Blue Fin, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Casa Nonna, Ceci Italian Restaurant, Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant, Glass House Tavern, Guy’s American Kitchen and Grill, Hurley’s, Le Rivage, Matt’s Grill, Nanking Asian Fusion, Pergola Des Artistes, Playwright’s Tavern, Playwright’s Celtic Pub and Restaurant, Ruby Foos Times Square, Ruby Tuesdays, Schnipper’s, Southern Hospitality BBQ, Tasti-D-Lite, The Lambs Club, Toloache, Trattoria Tre Colori, Virgil’s Real BBQ. 

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY®, a program of The Broadway League, is presented by The New York Times and is officially sponsored by WABC-TV, and Official kids’ media partner, KidzVuz. Media partners are Z100, Telemundo Nueva York, and Metro-North Railroad. Additional support is provided by Madame Tussauds New York and Schmackary’s, the official cookie of Kids’ Night.

For more information, visit www.BroadwayLeague.com, or follow The Broadway League on Twitter @TheBwayLeague or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BroadwayLeague. BROADWAY.ORG is the League’s new official on-line headquarters for Broadway in NYC and on tour. Download the free Broadway.org mobile app for iOS or Android, and the free IBDB mobile app for iOS or Android.

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Tickets for 2014 Kids Night On Broadway Go On Sale Jan. 8

October 30, 2013
The 2014 Kids' Night on Broadway, when kids ages 6 to 18 can see participating Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult, will take place Feb. 24 to Mar. 2, 2014 © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The 2014 Kids’ Night on Broadway, when kids ages 6 to 18 can see participating Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult, will take place Feb. 24 to Mar. 2, 2014 © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The Broadway League announced today that the dates for 2014 KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY® will be from Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. Tickets to participating shows will be available to the public on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Theatre fans who join The Broadway Fan Club at BroadwayFanclub.com are eligible for special pre-sale opportunities.

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY is when kids ages 6 to 18 can see participating Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket includes pre-theatre activities, restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs, and more.

The 18th annual KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY will kick off in New York City. Details and participating shows to be announced.

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY will also take place in multiple cities around the country, with different shows and venues putting their own spin on the event, on numerous dates throughout the year. Check kidsnightonbroadway.com for specific dates and locations.

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Kids’ Night on Broadway 2013 Features Free Fan Festival at Discovery Times Square, Feb 26

February 15, 2013

For the first time, The Broadway League’s KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY pre-theatre Fan Fest will take place at Discovery Times Square (226 West 44th Street) on Tuesday, February 26 from 3 to 6 pm.

The annual Fan Fest is free for all parents and children who have purchased a KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket. Aiming to enhance the experience of live theatre, the Fan Fest allows kids to participate in special activities created by Broadway shows. The Fan Fest will include show-themed games and activities, makeup demonstrations, Autograph Alley with Broadway performers, a dance workshop with Revolución Latina, Broadway Karaoke, and much more, including a free theatre activity guide. The Broadway Green Alliance will also collect plastic bottle caps (plastic and metal) to incorporate in to the set for the new production of Peter and the Starcatcher Off-Broadway. For every handful of caps brought, a prize will be given.

During the entire week of KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY, (February 25 – March 3), the purchase of one Discovery Times Square adult ticket will admit one child for free to either Harry Potter: The Exhibition or Spy: The Exhibit. This offer will also apply during the Fan Fest. Proof of KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket will be required to redeem this offer. Please note that only one child ticket is granted per adult ticket purchase. Exhibit Purchase is not required in order to attend the Fan Fest.

“Everyone at The Broadway League is excited to have this year’s Fan Fest at Discovery Times Square. The annual event is a great way for kids to interact with Broadway talent and to meet other kids who also enjoy theatre,” said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League. “Like Broadway, the Discovery Times Square exhibits are creative, imaginative, and educational.”

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY is when kids ages 6 to 18 can see Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket includes free pre-theatre parties, restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs, and more.

Kids’ Night on Broadway tickets available for participating shows on:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013

SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013

Participating shows (to date) include:

BROADWAY: Ann, Annie, Chicago, Hands on a Hardbody, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Newsies, Once, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, Wicked.

OFF-BROADWAY: Avenue Q, Forever Dusty, The Gazillion Bubble Show, Stomp

Many Times Square-area eateries will offer specials for Kids’ Night on Broadway ticket-holders. Restaurant updates: www.kidsnightonbroadway.com/restaurants.php

Participating restaurants (to date) include:

Angus McIndoe, B. Smith’s, Blue Fin, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Casa Nonna, Ceci Italian Restaurant, Cock & Bull, Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant, db Bistro Moderne, Glass House Tavern, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, Heartland Brewery & Chophouse, Hurley’s Saloon, Little Town Restaurant Row, Matt’s Grill, Playwright Tavern, Ruby Foo’s, Ruby Tuesday, Schnipper’s, Tasti-D-Lite, Toloache, Tony’s DiNapoli, Trattoria Trecolori, and Virgil’s Real BBQ.

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY®, a program of The Broadway League, is generously presented by The New York Times. Official sponsor is Discovery Times Square. Official media partners are WABC-TV, Fresh 102.7, WCBS-FM 101, Metro-North Railroad, Telemundo Nueva York, and La Mega.

Harry Potter the Exhibition: After a widely successful international tour, the iconic exhibition is back in NYC and better than ever! Experience firsthand the magic of Hogwarts™! Marvel at over 200 authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter™ films, including some newly added never-before-seen artifacts from the epic series finale! Step inside the famous wizard’s magical world as you make your way through the dramatic displays inspired by the films’ sets – including the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hut and the Gryffindor common room. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry’s original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder’s Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Enter the Quidditch area and toss a Quaffle, pull your own Mandrake in the Herbology vignette, encounter Buckbeakthe Hippogriff and even a giant Acromantula spider. Showcasing the supreme artistry and amazing craftsmanship that went into the making of the ever popular film series, Harry Potter: The Exhibition is sure to spark curious minds and foster an excitement of discovery among guests of all ages. There’s no place like Hogwarts!

Spy: The Exhibit: Forget what you think you know about spies from movies and novels. This interactive new family friendly exhibit will take you beyond the Hollywood fiction and put you face to face with the secret truth that goes on behind the scenes. Encounter real declassified gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the world’s leading intelligence agencies. Experience what it’s like to be a spy firsthand – test your spy skills by navigating your way through an actual laser field. Create your own disguise and alter your voice – even your family and friends won’t recognize you! Experience the evolution of spy technology with over 200 historical artifacts, including a collapsible motorbike from WW2, a robotic flying dragonfly, a German ENIGMA machine, and the ice axe that killed Trotsky.

The Broadway League, founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League’s 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers who present in nearly 200 markets in North America, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to nearly 30 million people in New York and on tour across the U.S. and Canada.

For more information, visit BroadwayLeague.com, or follow The Broadway League on Twitter @TheBwayLeague or on Facebook at facebook.com/BroadwayLeague. Download the free ILoveNYTheater app and free IBDB app for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch on iTunes.

Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan named Ambassadors for KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY; tickets now on sale

January 12, 2013
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, hosts of "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" named National Ambassadors of Kids' Night on Broadway. The event was a celebration of Kids Night on Broadway, which allows children to get free Broadway tickets from February 25th-March 3rd when accompanied by a full-paying adult. Cast members from Annie, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Newsies were in attendance to promote their shows as participants (photo by Kristina Bumphrey/Startraksphoto.com)

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, hosts of “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” named National Ambassadors of Kids’ Night on Broadway. The event was a celebration of Kids Night on Broadway, which allows children to get free Broadway tickets from February 25th-March 3rd when accompanied by a full-paying adult. Cast members from Annie, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Newsies were in attendance to promote their shows as participants (photo by Kristina Bumphrey/Startraksphoto.com)

The Broadway League announced that Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, co-hosts of Emmy Award-winning talk show “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” will serve as the 2013 KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY® National Ambassadors.

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY is when kids ages 6 to 18 can see Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket includes free pre-theatre parties, restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs, and more.

Tickets are now on sale at KidsNightonBroadway.com

Actress and popular television personality Kelly Ripa and legendary NFL star and sports broadcaster Michael Strahan are both huge Broadway fans and excited to be the National Ambassadors for this year’s KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY. KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY will also take place in multiple cities around the country, with different shows and venues putting their own spin on the event, on numerous dates throughout the year. Check kidsnightonbroadway.com for specific dates and locations.

“Broadway has always been magical to me, and it was a joy to share that magic with my own kids,” said Kelly Ripa. “I’m thrilled to be part of a program that exposes children to all of the things that I love about the theatre.”

“I’m honored to serve with Kelly as this year’s Ambassadors for Kids’ Night on Broadway. I have huge respect for Broadway performers. In the theater, as in sports, the hard work, discipline and focus it takes to be a success are important fundamentals for kids to learn, and these actors and dancers are great role models for kids,” said Michael Strahan.

Kids’ Night on Broadway tickets available for participating shows on:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013

SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013

Participating shows  (to date) include:

BROADWAY: Ann, Annie, Chicago, Hands on a Hardbody, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Newsies, Once, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, Wicked.

OFF-BROADWAY: Avenue Q, Forever Dusty, The Gazillion Bubble Show, Stomp

(The list is subject to change and some shows are not available for all performances.)

Many Times Square-area eateries will offer specials for Kids’ Night on Broadway ticket-holders. Restaurant updates: www.kidsnightonbroadway.com/restaurants.php

Participating restaurants (to date) include:

Angus McIndoe, B. Smith’s, Blue Fin, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Casa Nonna, Ҫa Va Brasserie, Ceci Italian Restaurant, Cock & Bull, Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant, db Bistro Moderne, Glass House Tavern, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, Heartland Brewery & Chophouse, Little Town Restaurant Row, Matt’s Grill, Playwright Tavern, Ruby Foo’s, Ruby Tuesday, Schnipper’s, Tasti-D-Lite, Toloache, Tony’s DiNapoli, Trattoria Trecolori, and Virgil’s Real BBQ.

Kids Night on Broadway is presented by The Broadway League. Founded in 1930, The Broadway League is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League’s 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers who present in nearly 200 markets in North America, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to nearly 30 million people in New York and on tour across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit BroadwayLeague.com, or follow The Broadway League on Twitter @TheBwayLeague or on Facebook at facebook.com/BroadwayLeague. Download the free ILoveNYTheater app and free IBDB app for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch on iTunes.

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