Kaufman Music Center: Broadway Playhouse 2017 Performances

Kaufman Music Center’s 2017 Broadway Playhouse series kicks off in January with kid-friendly (age 4-11) performances include songs, stories, sing-alongs and mini-musicals that introduces children to classic Broadway musicals.

Kaufman Music Center’s 2017 Broadway Playhouse Performances

Some of the upcoming performances families can enjoy include

  • On January 22, an introduction to the lives and music of Jazz Age icons George and Ira Gershwin (An American in Paris, Lady Be Good).
  • On February 12, children will discover The Wizard of Oz and American Songbook classics by the great Harold Arlen.
  • The season concludes with a celebration of Alan Menken, composer of the beloved musicals Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast

Some kids will be invited to join the cast as Munchkins or characters from Beauty and the Beast! Hosted by Sean Hartley, Broadway Playhouse features music director Scott Ethier and stars Jason Robinson, Martin Landry, Kathryn Markey and Gabrielle Stravelli.


Broadway Playhouse: George & Ira Gershwin: Sun, Jan 22, 11 am

The Gershwin brothers changed the world of theater and music. The songwriting team whose voice has come to be synonymous with the Jazz Age wrote many classics of the American Songbook that we’re still all singing today. They made it big on Broadway with hits like Lady, Be Good (1924), Porgy and Bess (1934) and Of Thee I Sing (1931) – the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. An American in Paris (1928), currently running on Broadway, features classic songs including “I Got Rhythm” and “Our Love Is Here to Stay.” Some kids will be invited on stage to play games and join the fun.

Broadway Playhouse: Harold Arlen: Sun, Feb 12, 11 am

The Wizard of Oz composer Harold Arlen wrote some of the greatest hits from the 1930s and 40s, including “Over the Rainbow,” ”Get Happy” and “Stormy Weather,” during a long career that spanned both Hollywood and Broadway. Together with lyricists like Johnny Mercer, Yip Harburg and Ira Gershwin, Arlen wrote some of the classics of the American Songbook, teaching generations how to “Accentuate the Positive” and sing the “Blues in the Night.” Some kids will be invited on stage to play games and join the performance as Munchkins.

Broadway Playhouse: Alan Menken: Sun, Mar 5, 11 am

A whole generation of children has grown up singing Alan Menken’s songs from beloved musicals and films including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas. His music has captured the imagination of millions and won him eight Academy Awards, eleven Grammys and a Tony Award. Families are invited to “Be Our Guest” at Merkin Concert Hall, where kids will discover a “Whole New World” with beloved characters. Some children will be invited on stage to join the cast and play characters from Beauty and the Beast.

To buy tickets, call 212 501 3330 or visit - www.KaufmanMusicCenter.org/MCH
3-concert Broadway Playhouse subscription: $60
2-concert flex subscription: $35 per ticket
Single Tickets: $20

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023


Founded in 1952 as a community music school, today’s Kaufman Music Center is one of the city’s most vibrant cultural organizations and home to Merkin Concert Hall; Lucy Moses School, New York's largest community arts school; Special Music School, a K-12 public school for musically gifted children; and Face the Music, an acclaimed youth new music ensemble.

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Would you like to see one of the upcoming Broadway Playhouse performances? Enter this giveaway for tickets


  • (1) Family 4 pack of tickets for (1) Broadway Playhouse 2017 Performance.


Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. January 21, 2016.

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  1. Oh fun! I'd love to start taking my 4 year old to see live music and theater!!

    1. I think we'd love the Alan Menken one the most, but all sound great!

  2. I would say the wizard of oz one ,but the Disney one sounds neat too.natbelinsky@verizon.net

  3. I would like to see the wizard of oz

  4. i want to see wizard of oz and ill be in town then!