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Curtain Up! Festival Kick-off Event

Curtain Up! Festival Kick-off Event

On Friday, September 17, at 12:00 PM the Curtain Up! Festival Kick-off Event begins at  Duffy Square in Times Square, 7th Ave. & 47th St. Join U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer; Commissioner Anne Del Castillo (New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment); Alex Birsh (Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Playbill); Charlotte St. Martin(President, The Broadway League); Tom Harris (President, Times Square Alliance) will kick off Broadway’s return in this opening ceremony with a celebratory countdown to the official start of the Curtain Up! Festival. The event will include special performances by Broadway stars Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jessica Vosk with music direction by John McDaniel. 

Playbill, in partnership with The Broadway League, the Times Square Alliance, and title sponsor Prudential present Curtain Up!, a three-day outdoor experience in Times Square presented by title sponsor Prudential; sponsored in part by Lexus, Netflix, and United Airlines; with additional support from Audible and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Curtain Up! will include twenty-two unique events taking place on stages in Duffy Square (7th Ave. & 47th St.) and between 45th & 46th Streets throughout the weekend. 


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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