‘Broadway in the Boros’ set bring live performances to Astoria later this month

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Catch a performance from the cast and musicians from current Broadway shows without having to go into Manhattan.

Now in its third year, Broadway in the Boros seeks to bring Broadway shows to those in the five boroughs who may not have the opportunity to see a currently running Broadway musical. The family-friendly events are open to the public and give free performances from the cast of current musicals that are running on Broadway.

“We are thrilled to present a stellar lineup for this year’s Broadway in the Boros, a program that enables New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs to experience the extraordinary talents of our Broadway community,” said Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin. “We invite all New Yorkers to come out to parks in their neighborhoods to enjoy these musical performances and hope to even inspire some future Broadway stars in the audience.”

This year, Broadway in the Boros will be coming to Queens on Friday, June 29. From noon to 1 p.m., the Broadway cast and musicians from 2018 Tony-nominated “Once on This Island” and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” will perform at Kaufman Astoria Studios Backlot, located on 36th Street in Astoria. 

In addition to the performances, the event will feature giveaways, trivia games and more. The Museum of the Moving Image will also offer free admission into the museum right after the performances are over.

“A night on Broadway remains largely inaccessible to so many families and communities across NYC, but now thanks to Broadway in the Boros we are able to bridge that gap,” said New York City Council Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo. “Art serves many purposes – to entertain, to teach, to both push audiences out of their comfort zone and reaffirm their humanity, and with this effort we can bring all of that Broadway magic and more to communities across the city.”

Click here to see the full schedule for the 2018 Broadway in the Boros.