Playbill's Pride in Times Square celebrated NYC Pride June 24-25 in Times Square between 45th and 47th streets—the heart of Broadway. The weekend-long event gathered stage and screen stars, Broadway shows, LGBTQIA+ non-profits, special Times Square business promotions, and more.
“Playbill is extremely proud to take part in this celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community,” said Playbill Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Alex Birsh. “We are always honored to change our iconic yellow design to the Pride Flag colors, celebrating this expansive and important community. And this year, we are even more proud to celebrate Pride in our biggest way yet: a big party in Times Square, and our first-ever official Playbill Pride Float in the NYC Pride Parade. Playbill aims to be a leader in our community, and we look for this event to continue expanding our tradition of standing with and behind our LGBTQIA+ friends, family, and allies. Here's to an amazing celebration with our partners, sponsors, and the entire Broadway community."
Go inside the weekend with this social media round-up of Instagram posts.
From the Austin Artists Project, Rocky Lane, Mela Sarajane Dailey, and Kai Shappley all shared posts from the weekend.
1. Rocky Lane:
2. Mela Sarajane Dailey:
3. Kai Shappley:
4. Marti G Cummings performed at Pride in Times Square in support of the Ali Forney Center. The center is the largest non-profit in the United States that provides shelter and healthcare services to LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness in New York City:
5. See Ben Roseberry performing from the new musical Beau in Times Square:
6. Check out the New York City Gay Men's Chorus belting it out at Pride:
7. GLAAD celebrated Pride with Neil Davis Scibelli:
8. Playbill Piano Bar took center stage with Joey Contreras:
9. The cast of Gateway Playhouse's Head Over Heels sang their hearts out:
11. Liz McCartney also posted a video of her performance in Times Square:
12. John McDaniel also posted as part of the reunion:
13. JJ Niemann:
14. Yoni Weiss:
15. Billy Recce:
16. Todd Buonopane:
17. The Prom's Caitlin Kinnunen posted this joyful photo:
18. Check out Mason Alexander Park taking the stage as Hedwig:
19. Audible presented Shakina Nayfack:
Get on your dancing shoes to enjoy these Broadway Disco photos:
20. S.N.O.B. DJs Ari Grooves, Preston W. Dugger III (DJ Duggz), and Emily McGill.
21. Orfeh took the stage to the delight of fans:
22. Angela May Reed shared a look at the outfits, and the stage energy with two posts:
23. Storm Marrero posted a video captured from front and center:
24. Marti G Cummings also posted this VIP Party red carpet Pride moment that was all about the love: