Every year,the Great White Way Salutes those working in theater. People in every category of the industry who have spent 25, 35 or even 50-plus years giving their all are toasted at Broadway Salutes. The eighth annual celebration took place on September 20 in Shubert Alley. Broadway League Chair and Event Co-Chair Nina Lannan, Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin, NYC Mayor’s Office Commissioner of Media and Entertainment Julie Menin, Tony winner Daisy Eagan, School of Rock host and Tony nominee Alex Brightman, Broadway alum Rashidra Scott, Something Rotten!‘s Leslie Kritzer, Stage Directors & Choreographers’ Society Executive Director and Event Co-Chair Laura Penn and Anthony DePaulo, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees’ Vice President, Coalition of Broadway Unions & Guilds’ Chair and Event Co-Chair.
Brightman hosted the event, which included performances from Kritzer, Scott and Eagan singing from shows that reached mile stones.
The opening number was “It’s Today” from Mame which celebrated it’s 50th Birthday.