Broadway by the Year

Broadway by the Bay (BBBay), a musical theatre company, will end its 45th Anniversary season with the West Coast premiere of Broadway by the Year – a musical and historical snapshot of the Great White Way – running for six performances only from November 18 through 21, 2010 at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center. Tickets for Broadway by the Year range in price from $20 – $48.

From top: Kudisch, Testa, O'Malley, Racey
From top: Kudisch, Testa, O’Malley, Racey

Broadway by the Year takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway’s history. Created by Scott Siegel for the historic Town Hall in New York City, the show celebrates the show-stopping songs (and some of the lesser-known gems) from Broadway shows of a selected year. The production will feature the years of 1930 (Girl Crazy, Strike Up the Band ,The New Yorkers) and 1964 (Funny Girl, Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof).

The cast includes three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 9 to 5), two-time Tony nominee, Mary Testa (On the Town, 42nd Street, Chicago, Xanadu), Kerry O’Malley (Billy Elliot, White Christmas, Annie Get Your Gun, Into the Woods) and Noah Racey (Curtains, Never Gonna Dance, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Follies). The show is directed by Scott Coulter (Steven Schwartz and Friends) and will be narrated by Scott Siegel.

“After playing in New York City for over 10 years, we are thrilled that Broadway By the Year will make its West Coast premiere at Broadway By the Bay,” said Artistic Director, Brooke Knight. “It is sure to be an evening of exceptional music featuring some of the top talent from the Great White Way.”


Broadway by the Bay
San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600 N. Delaware Ave., San Mateo
Thursday, November 18 through Sunday, November 21, 2010.

– Thursday, November 18 at 8 p.m.
– Friday, November 19 at 8 p.m.
– Saturday, November 20* at 2 & 8 p.m. (Saturday Family Matinee: November 20 at 2 p.m. $15 adults; $5 children)
– Sunday, November 21 at 1:30 & 5 p.m.

Monica Turner
Contributor to Stark Insider for tech, the arts and All Things West Coast for over 10 years.