Some of Broadway's best gathered in the summer heat yesterday to celebrate the kickoff to the 13th annual 106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park, a free lunchtime summer series featuring performances from Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Emceeing was 106.7 LITE FM personality Helen Little as well as Rick Holmes and Steve Rosen of off-Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher.

On hand to perform were cast members from Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Cinderella, Pippin, STOMP, and iLuminate: Artist of Light. The remaining shows will take place every Thursday from July 18-August 15. On tap for next week are performances from Sistas: The Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, F#%king Up Everything, and Chicago — so remember to head out on your lunch hour next Thursday to see some mid-afternoon Broadway, free of charge!