The magic of Broadway has returned and last night, fans of Disney on Broadway were treated to a special concert at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Four amazing actors filled the house with energetic performances of favorite Disney songs as part of the Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund.

Ashley Brown, Michael James Scott, Josh Strickland, Kissy Simmons | Photo by Mike Leonard

Ashley Brown, Michael James Scott, Josh Strickland, Kissy Simmons | Photo by Mike Leonard

What’s Happening: 

  • The lights of the Great White Way are on again including those at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
  • Following an extended closure, the New Amsterdam reopened last night with Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund.
  • The musical extravaganza was one of the first events on Broadway since the shutdown and the first Broadway performance to hire actors on an Equity contract, the union of Broadway performers.
Michael James Scott, Ashley Brown, Kissy Simmons, Josh Strickland | Photo by Mike Leonard

Michael James Scott, Ashley Brown, Kissy Simmons, Josh Strickland | Photo by Mike Leonard

Photos by Mike Leonard

Photos by Mike Leonard

  • Live at The New Am featured performances by four Disney on Broadway stars:
    • Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins)
    • Michael James Scott (Aladdin)
    • Kissy Simmons (The Lion King)
    • Josh Strickland (Tarzan)
  • The sold-out audience were serenaded with Disney hits including:
    • “Beauty and the Beast”
    • “A Whole New World”
    • “Circle of Life”
    • “Let it Go”
Josh Strickland and Kissy Simmons | Photo by Mike Leonard

Josh Strickland and Kissy Simmons | Photo by Mike Leonard

Ashley Brown and Kissy Simmons | Photo by Mike Leonard

Ashley Brown and Kissy Simmons | Photo by Mike Leonard

Michael James Scott and Josh Strickland | Photo by Mike Leonard

Michael James Scott and Josh Strickland | Photo by Mike Leonard

Michael James Scott and Kissy Simmons | Photo by Mike Leonard

Michael James Scott and Kissy Simmons | Photo by Mike Leonard

Ticketing:

  • Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund will perform three more times this weekend:
  • Tickets ranging in price from $79.50 to $99.50 are available now through Ticketmaster.
  • For more information, visit the Disney on Broadway website 

Good to Know:

  • With the health and safety of guests, cast, musicians, and crew a top priority, all guests entering the theatre for Live at the New Am will be required to provide proof of vaccination.
  • Guests under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.
  • More information can be found on the Disney On Broadway Health and Safety Page

More Disney on Broadway:

  • As previously announced, Disney’s hit Broadway productions The Lion King and Aladdin will reopen this fall.
  • The Lion King resumes performances at the Minskoff Theatre on September 14th.
  • Aladdin resumes at the New Amsterdam Theatre on September 28th.
  • Tickets for both productions are on sale now.