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In Residence on Broadway Will Bring Artists to the Lunt-Fontanne This Spring

Broadway will open its doors to a host of popular artists through this new partnership.

The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, previously occupied by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will host artists as part of the In Residence on Broadway series.
(© David Gordon)

Live Nation, the Araca Group, and EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group) have announced plans for In Residence on Broadway, a new partnership that will bring a variety of artists to Broadway venues multiple times each year. The series will run from May-July 2019 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and will feature artists who will take the Broadway stage for a limited residency of 5-10 shows over the course of 1 to 2 weeks.

"Over the last few years on Broadway, we've seen non-traditional Broadway shows take center stage. In a time when shows other than musicals and plays are being presented, we started dreaming about bringing our favorite entertainers to Broadway," said Matthew Rego, CEO of the Araca Group. "Live Nation is excited to partner with the Araca Group and EBG to become part of the Broadway community and bring this unique concert experience to fans in New York," added Anthony Makes, President of Live Nation in New York. "In Residence on Broadway will bring a wide range of artists to an intimate Broadway setting for an up close and personal performance."

"We established In Residence on Broadway as an opportunity for artists to bring their talents to a true Broadway stage in New York, which will be a special experience for fans," said Scott Zeiger of EBG. "The amazing team of designers will create customized stage experiences to reflect each artist's signature style."

The production team for In Residence on Broadway will include Tony-nominated lighting designer Mike Baldassari, five-time Tony-nominated sound designer Peter Hylenski, and Tony-nominated sound designer Garth Helm. PRG will provide lighting and sound equipment.

The Lunt-Fontanne Box Office will open on Thursday, April 4. Performers for the 2019 spring/summer engagement will be announced in the coming weeks.