Mayor Sala: “Milan is the natural home for all expressions of creativity and beauty”

A global celebration showcasing the creativity of the world’s talented contemporary musical theatre artists and productions, International Festival of Musical Theatre, has been officially announced by CEO of Milano Musical Awards (MM) Roberto Righi and MMA’s board and Broadway International Group, for the summer 2022.

Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala said: “Milan is the natural home for all expressions of creativity and beauty. We wish this team all the best on this first edition of the International Festival of Musical Theatre, and we’ll see you in Milan in 2022.”

Board member of MMA Fabrizio Carbon,stressed: “We are thrilled to welcome the international musical community to our beautiful city, which has a long and illustrious history as a center for the arts and commerce.”

Academy and Tony Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is featured in a

A special video introducing the Festival features the world-known actress Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Award winner Ben Vereen and musical theatre stars from around the world performing the iconic song “Magic to Do”.

For the Inaugural Festival, several acclaimed musical productions will be invited to perform in prominent theatres in Milan and the Lombardy region over a two-week period in Summer, 2022. The Festival will include a Gala Event, featuring performers and presenters honoring a Musical Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, reports wfmz.com.

The event has a strong support from the city government of Milan and the Lombardy region, but also from the local arts industry and Italian fashion icons. The Festival will embrace the hubs of Broadway and London’s West End, as well as musical theatre art and artists around the globe.

Chairperson of Broadway International Group Simone Genatt said: “Musical theatre is a powerful international voice which crosses cultural barriers and unites us. Broadway International Group is proud to partner with our colleagues and friends in Milan and around the world on this exciting new Festival.”

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