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Broadway on Broadway Returns to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

By Mathew Katz | September 7, 2012 6:34am

TIMES SQUARE — The Crossroads of the World will host an extravaganza of musical theater for its 20th year, as Broadway on Broadway returns to the Great White Way.

Sunday's free concert brings the best of Broadway to the public, with performances from both new and long-running shows — all accompanied by a 30-piece live orchestra.

The concert, traditionally on the first Sunday after Labor Day, was postponed in 2011 to honor the decade anniversary of 9/11.

This year's festivities are hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford, whose new musical "Scandalous: The Life and Trails of Aimee Semple McPherson," is set to debut this season. Previous hosts included Martin Short, Kelsey Grammer and John Lithgow.

The cast of "Scandalous," along with popular plays like "Once," "Mamma Mia!" and "Elf" will all performs songs from their shows.

However, the acclaimed "The Book of Mormon" will not participate in the concert.

The concert will start at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 in Times Square, from West 46th and 47th streets between Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early.