The final day of the Curtain Up Broadway Festival is upon us. Free and open to the public, the three-day event from Playbill, The Broadway League, the Times Square Alliance, and Prudential Financial features performances, sing-alongs, a block party, and more—including appearances from a host of your favorite Broadway stars.
Not in NYC? All main stage events will be streamed live at Playbill.com/CurtainUp, so you can join in the fun from wherever you may be!
The festival's finale events include a Curtain Up! LIVE concert hosted by Amber Ruffin and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and featuring performances from Broadway shows that will broadcast live on WABC and stream at Playbill.com/CurtainUp. Scheduled to appear are Alex Brightman, Sharon D Clarke, Brandon Victor Dixon, Myles Frost, Krysta Rodriguez, André De Shields, Will Swenson, and more, along with performances from A Beautiful Noise, A Strange Loop, Aladdin, & Juliet, Beetlejuice, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Death of a Salesman, Hadestown, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Into the Woods, The Lion King, MJ The Musical, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Music Man, The Phantom of the Opera, Six, and Wicked. Closing out the day will be more dueling pianos with Drew Wutke and Franca Vercelloni.
Take a look at today's complete schedule below. For more information, including a map of the entire event and the main stage live stream, visit Playbill.com/CurtainUp.
Sunday, October 2
10:30 AM-1:00 PM - Curtain Up! LIVE from Broadway Concert at the Main Stage
Hosted by Amber Ruffin and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Curtain Up! LIVE from Broadway will spotlight marquee talent and showcase Broadway musicals and plays, marking the culmination of the Curtain Up Broadway Festival. This concert will also air live on WABC, and is directed by Sammi Cannold, with music direction by Daryl Waters.
1:00-3:00 PM – Belt It Out on Broadway Dueling Pianos presented by Prudential at the Broadway Dueling Pianos Stage
Join Prudential all weekend at Belt It Out On Broadway, a series of Dueling Piano show-downs held right in Times Square. From specially themed programs featuring Broadway stars to spirited sing-alongs where audience members choose the tunes, rollicking good fun will be yours for the asking. This session will star pianist Drew Wutke and Franca Vercelloni.