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School of Rock's Alex Brightman to Host 2016 Broadway Salutes

Industry professionals will be recognized for their contributions to Broadway at a ceremony in Shubert Alley.

School of Rock star Alex Brightman will host the 2016 Broadway Salutes ceremony.
School of Rock star Alex Brightman will host the 2016 Broadway Salutes ceremony.
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The Broadway League and the Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) have announced that the eighth annual Broadway Salutes event will take place on Tuesday, September 20, in Shubert Alley (between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets). The event will begin at 3:30pm with red carpet arrivals, followed by the public ceremony at 4pm.

The industry-wide public celebration recognizes theater professionals who have worked for 25, 35, and 50 years on Broadway. The event honors actors, agents, attorneys, box office treasurers, casting directors, choreographers, composers, designers, directors, dressers, managers, musicians, orchestrators, producers, publicists, stagehands, stage managers, stylists, theater owners, ticket sellers, ushers, writers, and many more theater professionals who have dedicated their careers to the success of Broadway.

Directed by Marc Bruni, the ceremony will be hosted by School of Rock's Tony-nominated star Alex Brightman. Broadway Salutes will also include special guest performances by Leslie Kritzer (Something Rotten!) and Rashidra Scott (Beautiful — The Carole King Musical), with music direction by Joel Waggoner. Also in attendance will be Julie Menin, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.

The Broadway Salutes committee includes Tony DePaulo (IATSE), Nina Lannan (general manager), Laura Penn (SDC), Hal Goldberg (Jujamcyn), Paige Price (AEA), Danielle Saks (general manager), and Chris Brockmeyer (Broadway League).

Connie Wilkin and Jennifer O’Connor, of Foresight Events, make up the production team.

For more information on Broadway Salutes, click here.