- Posted October 31, 2012 by
New York, New York
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I first learned about the event from a tweet by @BroadwayGirlNYC: "Broadway actors & fans will gather in Times Square at 3pm to sing uplifting showtunes - details: pic.twitter.com/uIWWXu7f (via@geridith)." Several other theater friends were soon tweeting about the event, which was organized by Jacob Brent. Songs included "New York, New York," "There's No Business Like Show Business, "Tomorrow," "Seasons of Love," "My Favorite Things," and other related (and unrelated) musical theater classics. It was more of a half hour impromptu concert than a sing along, but a total delight regardless; everyone was so glad to get out of their apartments and gather for a communal activity. The singers seemed to be collecting a fair amount of donations between songs, and the tourists and residents alike were enjoying the unexpected musical entertainment, especially since Broadway shows have been canceled the past three days.