The Broadway League is pleased to announce that Todrick Hall, now starring in Kinky Boots, will serve as a National Ambassador for the 2017 KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY®, taking place in New York City on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. Tickets to participating shows will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:30am. Visit: https://www.kidsnightonbroadway.com/home
“When I was a child and saw my first Broadway show, I never knew that people could do this as a career. That they could entertain people, help people escape from the crazy things happening and enjoy live singing and dancing and experience someone leaving their heart on the stage. It’s cool in this day and age to see someone not on their phone, but to be completely invested,” said Todrick Hall. “I hope and pray that it changes kids’ lives and doesn’t just impact their life for this one night, but inspires them to go chase their dreams. No dream is too small or too large. For me to come from a small farming community in Texas to now being on Broadway means that anything is possible, no matter what age, race, ethnicity or background. You can achieve anything you want as long as you believe in yourself and really dedicate your time to fine tuning your craft.”
TODRICK HALL is currently starring as Lola in the Tony Award®- Winning Musical Kinky Boots. He is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, choreographer, playwright, costume designer, “American Idol” finalist, star of his own MTV show and viralYouTube sensation (2.4M subscribers, 400M views). Hall just released his first visual album, Straight Outta Oz, which debuted as the #2 pop album. Broadway: The Color Purple, Memphis. Hall has opened “The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards”; been a judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Gay for Play”; choreographed videos for Beyoncé; written and starred in the Virgin America safety video, Fiat commercials and the theme song for the new online version of “Sesame Street.”
Kids’ Night on Broadway® is an annual event where kids 18 and under can attend participating Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A Kids’
Night on Broadway ticket includes restaurant discounts, parking discounts, activities, and more. On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, select shows will offer in-theatre activities for kids including talkbacks, Kids’ Night on Broadway activity books, and more events still to be announced! Many Times Square area eateries will offer specials for Kids’ Night on Broadway ticket-holders, including free entrees for kids. Check kidsnightonbroadway.com for participating restaurants.
Kids’ Night on Broadway will also take place in multiple cities around the country, with different shows and venues putting their own spin on the event, on numerous dates throughout the year. Check kidsnightonbroadway.com for specific dates and locations.
Participating* 2017 shows to date include:
Aladdin, Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, A Bronx Tale, Cats, Chicago, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, In Transit, August Wilson’s Jitney, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, On Your Feet!, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock the Musical, Significant Other, Waitress, and Wicked. (*subject to change)
KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY®, a program of The Broadway League, is generously presented by The New York Times and is sponsored by WABC-TV with additional support from Turnstyle and Westchester Family.
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