Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) announced today that it is co-producing a three-part virtual concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway, Powered by PNC, featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on Oct. 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on Nov. 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on Dec. 5. Tickets are on sale now.
Subscription packages and single tickets are available for Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway, Powered by PNC at DallasSummerMusicals.org. Subscription packages are $75 and include access to all three livestream events, or single tickets are available for $30. Ticket holders will have access to an on-demand video recording of the livestream for 72 hours, available beginning one hour after each live broadcast ends. Proceeds from ticket sales will support DSM’s mission to deliver the spirit of Broadway to North Texas audiences through educational programs and community outreach initiatives.
“While our stages remain dark, we are excited to offer another virtual livestream opportunity for Broadway fans to stay connected to live theater, and we are thrilled PNC has chosen to support this series,” said Ken Novice, president of Dallas Summer Musicals. “Coming off the success of our Christopher Jackson livestream, we hope this new Women of Broadway livestream series offers a little something for everyone and reminds us all how much live theater is needed in our lives.”
Each show, transmitted live in HD with professional sound mixing, will feature a mix of Broadway show tunes, pop songs and personal stories from the life of each headliner. Performances will take place at The Shubert Virtual Studios on Manhattan’s West Side. At-home audience members will be invited to email in questions to be answered during the livestream.
“Dallas Summer Musicals is one of our city’s great cultural resources, and as the arts community grapples with how to adapt to the current times, we’re thrilled to have found a way to support DSM’s new virtual programming and continue their mission,” said Brendan McGuire, PNC regional president for North Texas. “As long-time supporters and lovers of the arts, PNC believes the Women of Broadway virtual series also will help bring back, and in some cases expand, access to the arts in our region, removing physical barriers for some audience members.”
The livestreams, which are a co-production of Dallas Summer Musicals and Entertainment Benefits Group, are being shared by more than 20 nonprofit arts presenters around the country.