The Broadway Collection News for May

NYC Dance Parade

Photo by Roman Vail

May is a month of celebration and remembrance in New York, and participation in city-wide events is bound to be a good time for the whole family.

On May 26th are the annual Memorial Day Parades! All across the 5 boroughs you can catch a parade to honor the veterans and fallen soldiers who have proudly fought for America in times of war. For more information about the parade in your area:

The New York Dance Parade is scheduled for May 17th, where 10,000 dancers from 150 groups showcase 75 styles of dance in a joyously multicultural, musical parade down Broadway. Tap-dance legend and Tony winner Savion Glover, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, artistic director of African diaspora dance troupe Urban Bush Women, and remix master Hex Hector have been tapped to serve as grand marshals. The parade begins around 1pm on 21st street, down Union Square Park, down St. Marks Place and ending in Tompkins Square Park where the party continues with DanceFest, an afternoon of free dance performances, dance lessons and social dancing across four stages. For more info:

May also brings the celebration of Mother’s Day on the 11th, and if you’re planning on spending this special day in New York, and want to have a pre-meal drink, or even eat your Mother’s Day Brunch in the heart of New York, Rockefeller Center’s Summer Garden Restaurant and Bar opens that week. Eat and drink under 30 Rockefeller Plaza and the heroic sized sculpture of Prometheus. For more info:

New York is always known for its culture and art, and the Frieze Art Fair is back to sustain this image, and impress art lovers from around the world. As the weather is getting warmer, time spent outdoors is warranted and a visit to the Frieze Art Fair fulfills that with the location of the fair on Randall’s Island. With contemporary painting, performances, photography and more, and over 1,000 artists and 190 galleries represented from around the world, this is the place to explore and visit from May 9th-12th. See here for ticket and transportation info:

In Broadway News…

Fantasia Barrino will be reprising her role in the Broadway hit based on the Harlem jazz era at the Cotton Club in After Midnight, and she’s got a special announcement for everyone who buys tickets for her return:

Broadway’s new musical, Rocky is releasing their cast recording on May 27th! Get the music that turned the 1976 Oscar®-winning Best Picture into Broadway’s newest “heart-stopping and viscerally theatrical” thriller. Make sure to get your copy and take the life of the show home with you.

It’s our favorite time of year again: THE TONY AWARDS!! Some really wonderful shows have been nominated this year (including a fair amount of Broadway Collection shows), so if you’re planning on watching the awards on Sunday, June 8th take a look at the nominees:
How many have you seen?

Tags: After Midnight, Rocky