Check Out Photos From Broadway Celebrates Earth Day Concert, Featuring Ruthie Ann Miles, Anika Larsen, Jelani Remy, More | Playbill

Photos Check Out Photos From Broadway Celebrates Earth Day Concert, Featuring Ruthie Ann Miles, Anika Larsen, Jelani Remy, More

The free Times Square concert was presented by The Broadway Green Alliance and Times Square Alliance.

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The Broadway Celebrates Earth Day concert, presented by The Broadway Green Alliance and Times Square Alliance, returned to Times Square April 20, and Playbill has photos from the free event.

The afternoon featured performances from Broadway artists as well as young performers from around the region and interviews with environmental leaders. David Alpert directed with musical accompaniment by Rick Hip-Flores.

Ben Cameron hosted the concert, which included Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles (Sweeney Todd), Tony nominee Anika Larsen (Almost Famous), John Cardoza (The Notebook), Lissa deGuzman (Wicked), Autumn Hurlbert (Something Rotten!), Casey Likes (Back to the Future: The Musical), Michael Maliakel (Aladdin), Liam Pearce (How to Dance in Ohio), Courtney Reed (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Jelani Remy (Back to the Future: The Musical), Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), Alexandra Socha (Wicked), and Nik Walker (Spamalot). Attendees were also treated to a performance by drag performer Evita Loca (as portrayed by John Michael Dias) as well as a selection from the new musical The Apple Boys featuring Tony nominee Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), Alex Gibson (SpongeBob the Musical), and Teddy Yudain (Little Shop of Horrors).

Students from Cassie Okenka Voice Studio, EPIC Players, NYU Steinhardt, Perkiomen Valley High School, R.Evolución Latina, and Wolf Performing Arts Center also took the stage. Broadway Celebrates Earth Day also featured guest speakers from Arts & Climate Initiative, Earthjustice, Final Strike Collective, HeadCount, IATSE Green Committee, New York League of Conservation Voters, and Scenery.

Check out photos below:

Photos: Ruthie Ann Miles, John Cardoza, Nik Walker, More Celebrate Earth Day

“The Times Square Alliance is thrilled to partner once again with the Broadway Green Alliance and the Department of Transportation to present a free Broadway Earth Day concert in the heart of Times Square as part of Car-Free Earth Day,” said Tom Harris, president of the Times Square Alliance, in an earlier statement. “Broadway in Times Square has been a leader in providing more space to pedestrians, and we look forward to joining all the other neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs as we celebrate our public spaces and the great programming we can bring to them.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate again with the Times Square Alliance to harness the power of theatre to cultivate courage and community around the most pressing challenge of our time,” added Molly Braverman, director of the Broadway Green Alliance.

“I love the Earth Day concert in Times Square and am excited to be participating again,” stated Larsen. “It’s always so fun and inspiring and galvanizing. This year, I’m especially excited about this celebration because if there ever was an election year to think about saving our planet, this is the one!”

The event underscores the Broadway community’s commitment to raise awareness about the climate while inspiring steps towards a more sustainable future. The concert, presented with iHeartRadio Broadway, also servesd as one of the key events for the NYC Department of Transportation’s “Car-Free Earth Day,'' celebrated throughout the five boroughs.

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