The Broadway in Bryant Park shows your kids need to see

Who could resist a matinee performance of their favorite show…especially in one of NYC’s most beloved parks? 

For the 18th year, 106.7 LITE FM has partnered with our favorite Midtown green oasis to present Broadway in Bryant Park, free lunchtime performances (musical numbers) throughout the summer. Beginning July 12 at 12:30pm, guests young and old are invited to a first-come, first-serve showing of a variety of the best of Broadway (and off-Broadway, too). 

But there are a few dates families should note: July 12 (SpongeBob SquarePants and Stomp) Aug 2 (Aladdin, Frozen and The Lion King) and Aug 16 (School of Rock and Wicked). These fun snippets take away the restrictions of a theater (and eliminates the hefty price tags), so it’s the perfect time to expose your youngsters to the performing arts scene in NYC.

But, in the event you find yourself on 42nd St kid-free, here is the full lineup of shows:  

July 12

106.7 LITE FM Host: Helen Little
Co-Host(s): Catherine Russell and the cast of Perfect Crime
SpongeBob SquarePants

July 19

106.7 LITE FM Host: Rich Kaminski
Co-Host: Renée Taylor from My Life on a Diet
Pre-Show: Brooke Shapiro
Desperate Measures
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

July 26

106.7 LITE FM Host: Bob Bronson and Christine Nagy
Co-Host(s): Cast of The Play That Goes Wrong
Pre-Show: Mary Poppins Returns
Come From Away
Kinky Boots
The Band’s Visit
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody

Aug 2

106.7 LITE FM Host: Delilah
The Lion King

Aug 9

106.7 LITE FM Host: Victor Sosa
Co-Host(s): Cast of The Play That Goes Wrong
Pre-Show: VITALY: An Evening of Wonders
Avenue Q
Jersey Boys
Smokey Joe’s Café
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Aug 16

106.7 LITE FM Host: Delilah
Pre-Show: Jordin Smith + Brooke Shapiro
Once On This Island
School Of Rock

NYC, you really are a gem. We’ll see you at the park! (If your kiddos are at camp on Thursdays, fear not: You can score deals on shows here). 

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Time to keep busy. Enjoy these fun summer activities for kids, plan a visit to NYC’s most popular family attractions and head to the theater (indoors this time) for the best Broadway shows for kids. Also, don’t forget to browse Time Out’s roundup of fantastic free outdoor theater!

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