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Annaleigh Ashford on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER | Friday, May 17 at 9


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LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS – STARS IN CONCERT RETURNS,
FEATURING ANNALEIGH ASHFORD

 

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

Annaleigh Ashford
Described as “luminous” and “a sly comic genius” (New York Times), Broadway favorite Annaleigh Ashford has thrilled audiences in Sunday in the Park with George, Kinky Boots, and You Can’t Take It With You, for which she won a Tony Award. She also earned television fame with critically acclaimed turns on Masters of Sex and American Crime Story. For this special one-night engagement, Ashford lends her stunning vocals and comic verve to the gorgeous Appel Room, bringing ebullience and warmth to a New York winter evening.

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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.