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Broadway's Back in September with Free Outdoor Concert and Preview Performances

September 1, 2010 - A new season on Broadway is about to begin, and an annual celebration of new and returning shows is scheduled to take place in the heart of the theatre district.

Broadway on Broadway, the free outdoor concert in Times Square, features performances from new shows and returning favorites accompanied by a live thirty-piece orchestra. Times Square will be “standing room only” on Sunday, September 12 at 11:30am to make room for the tens of thousands of attendees. The festivities will stretch from 43rd to 47th Streets. Other free events are also scheduled throughout the month. Visit www.ILoveNYTheater.com for more information.

A number of plays, musicals and revivals will also begin previews in September.

George Bernard Shaw’s classic Mrs. Warren’s Profession follows a young lady who learns that her affluent upbringing has been funded through her mother’s less than reputable occupation. Cherry Jones and Sally Hawkins lead the cast; previews start September 3 for a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre.

Brief Encounter tells the tale of two people who meet and fall in love but are married to other people. Using elements from Noel Coward’s classic screenplay and stage production and adding song, dance, and visual projections, previews start on September 10 at Studio 52 for a limited engagement.

The Pitmen Painters makes its celebrated transfer from London, depicting the story of a group of coal-miners in the 1930s who take up art lessons. Performances start at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre beginning September 14 for a limited run.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson makes the leap from Off-Broadway when it begins performances on September 20 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The story of America’s seventh president and controversial figure comes to life against a background of rock music and historical invention.

Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight star as actors at different points in their careers in the backstage comedy A Life in the Theatre. Previews start September 21 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre for a limited run.

David Hyde Pierce, Mark Rylance and Joanna Lumley headline in La Bête, a modern-day satire about theatre and the arts, with performances beginning on September 23 at the Music Box Theatre.

Football meets the footlights when Lombardi, based on the life of the legendary Green Bay Packers coach, begins performances on September 23 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Time Stands Still returns to Broadway after a previous run last season. Starring Laura Linney as a photojournalist recuperating back home after an injury involving a roadside bombing, previews begin on September 23 at the Cort Theatre.

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