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Live From Lincoln Center’s Stars in Concert – Second Edition | Begins May 10


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LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS – STARS IN CONCERT RETURNS,
FEATURING ANNALEIGH ASHFORD, MEGAN HILTY, AND CYNTHIA ERIVO

 

Live From Lincoln Center will welcome some of Broadway’s brightest stars—Annaleigh Ashford, Megan Hilty, and Cynthia Erivo—for the second edition of the critically acclaimed Stars in Concert performance series. Each evening will spotlight one of these leading voices of musical theater, combining the intimacy of cabaret with the razzle dazzle of Broadway.

Last year’s inaugural run showcased the talents of Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster, and Stephanie J. Block, illuminating their musical journeys to stardom, revisiting favorite songs, and offering glimpses of future projects for an intimate live audience, and the millions of viewers at home.

“We are thrilled to have such an amazing group of artists join us for the second year of Stars in Concert,” said Andrew C. Wilk, Executive Producer of Live From Lincoln Center. “Last year, the series received such a warm welcome by fans and artists alike, with more than 8 million at-home viewers, in addition to the live audience in the intimate Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. I can’t wait to see Ms. Ashford, Ms. Hilty, and Ms. Erivo shine on the Lincoln Center stage this season.”

Annaleigh Ashford (FX’s American Crime Story: Versace) won a Tony Award for her portrayal of “Essie” in the Broadway revival of You Can’t Take It with You and recently starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George. Megan Hilty, Tony-nominee for Noises Off, is best known as “Ivy Lynn” from NBC’s Smash and for her starring role in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical. Cynthia Erivo, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner for The Color Purple, is currently filming the title role in Kasi Lemmons’ highly anticipated Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet and can soon be seen in Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale. Hilty and Ashford wowed audiences during past Live From Lincoln Center New Year’s Eve broadcasts; Hilty in 2012 and Ashford in 2017.

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ABOUT THE CONCERTS

Cynthia Erivo
Bursting onto the scene with her star-making performance in The Color Purple, Cynthia Erivo is swiftly approaching the haloed EGOT status. The classically trained actor—she graduated from the famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art—with a powerhouse voice already has a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award under her belt, and is now seamlessly making the transition from Broadway to the big screen. During this momentous time in her career, Erivo brings her rich vocals and radical talent to The Appel Room for a soulful evening of song.

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ABOUT LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
Live From Lincoln Center is a cornerstone of performing arts broadcasting, presenting the world’s greatest artists and performances in music, dance, and theater from Lincoln Center’s renowned stages. Now in its 43rd season on PBS, the pioneering series—produced by Lincoln Center—has been seen by hundreds of millions of viewers since its debut and celebrated by 17 Emmy Awards and other honors for its broadcasting excellence. Additional Live From Lincoln Center content is accessible online at PBS.org.