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Free 'Stars in the Alley' Outdoor Concert Offers Performances from 20 Broadway Shows

'Hamilton' and 'Shuffle Along,' which lead the 2016 Tony nominations, are also expected to be present in some form at the event.

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    Mike Coppola
    Brandy Norwood performing with the cast of "Chicago" at the 2015 Stars in the Alley concert.

    More than 20 musicals will be featured in Friday's free outdoor concert Stars in the Alley -- the annual event that gives theater fans a sneak peek at the best of Broadway.

    San Hayes ("An Act of God") and Mo Rocca ("The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee") will host the two-hour concert, which begins at 12:30 p.m. in Time Square's famed Shubert Alley.

    The day will include performances of select numbers from 2016 Tony nominees "Bright Star," "The Color Purple," "Disaster!," "On Your Feet!," "She Loves Me," "Tuck Everlasting" and "Waitress" -- more than a week before some of those shows hit the stage for Broadway's top award show.

    Last year's big Tony winners "An American in Paris," "Fun Home" and "Something Rotten!" will perform too, as will the soon-closing "Finding Neverland" and "Matilda the Musical."

    Also scheduled? Long-running hits "Aladdin" "Beautiful," "Chicago," "Kinky Boots," "Les Miserérables," The Phantom of the Opera" and "Wicked." 

    Stars in the Alley is organized by The Broadway League. "School of Rock" stars Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess will be on hand, serving as the day's social media correspondents. 

    Joining the musical performances will be a handful of stars from Broadway's non-musical shows, including Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Fully Committed"), Michael Shannon ("Long Day's Journey Into Night"), and the Tony-nominated stars from "The Humans" and "Eclipsed."

    "Hamilton" and "Shuffle Along," which lead the 2016 Tony nominations, are also expected to be present in some form at the event.

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