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‘Broadway Celebrates Earth Day’ concert will be offered in Times Square

The third annual event will take place in April.

(L-R) Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles and Tony nominee Anika Larsen are set to perform at the “Broadway Celebrates Earth Day” concert (Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images; Jenny Anderson)

Broadway will honor Earth Day with a concert. The Broadway Green Alliance and Times Square Alliance will present the third annual “Broadway Celebrates Earth Day” concert on April 20; Earth Day is April 22. The free weekend event, that’s goal is to champion sustainability and raise awareness about the climate emergency, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets. The performance, which will also be live-streamed, will serve as one of many New York City Department of Transportation’s “Car-Free Earth Day” events that day.

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

Hosted by Ben Cameron, the concert will feature several Broadway performers, including Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles, Tony nominee Anika Larsen, Michael Maliakel, Jelani Remy, Alexandra Socha and Nik Walker. Additional performers will be announced. David Alpert will direct the presentation, and Rick Hip-Flores will serve as musical accompanist.

“I love the Earth Day concert in Times Square and am excited to be participating again,” Larsen said in a statement. “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!”

Students from Marymount Manhattan College, New York University’s Steinhardt School, nonprofits R.Evolución Latina and Epic Players, Perkiomen Valley High School in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and Wolf Performing Arts Center in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, will also appear. 

Julie Tighe, director of New York League of Conservation Voters, will be a guest speaker, along with representatives from HeadCount, a nonprofit organization that helps register people to vote, specifically at music events.

iHeartRadio Broadway will serve as the concert’s media partner.