Broadway at the NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden



Mamma Mia cast members perform at the NBA All-Star Game.

Broadway comes to Madison Square Garden as the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets host the NBA All-Star game this year. There’s a lot of glitz and glamour associated with the exhibition contest, which offers basketball fanes three days of sports and entertainment.

The All-Star Break

The NBA All-Star break tips off tomorrow with two games: the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at 7 pm and the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at 9 pm. On Saturday there are four big competitions. The action starts at 8:30 am as the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night gets into gear. The first event offers Degree Shooting Stars, while the second is the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. The final two events are considered to be the biggest of the night with the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest (3rd Event) and Sprite Slam Dunk (4th Event) being presented.

Broadway Entertainment

The All-Star Game takes center court at 8:30 Sunday night. Performing during the telecast, which may be seen on TNT, will be the casts of Chicago, Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia! Other entertainers include Queen Latifah and Tamia singing the U.S. and Canadian anthems, and Christina Aguilera and the Rockettes. Ariana Grande will perform at half-time.

Full Service Entertainment

If you get the chance to see the NBA All-Star Game, you see some great basketball action as well as some wonderful all-star entertainment from The Great White Way just down the street. Enjoy the shows!

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    Paul Mroczka

    Paul Mroczka has served Theatre By the Sea as associate director and playwright-in-residence. He has directed for companies including North Country Center for the Arts, Pontine Movement Theatre, The Theatre of Newburyport and the Palace Theatre. A former National Endowment for the Arts fellow in playwriting, he has also garnered a Shubert Fellowship, the Jason Miller Award and has received grants from the New Hampshire Council for the Humanities. His plays have been performed at New York’s La MaMa La Galleria, Nat Horne Theatre, and Manhattan Punchline Theatre, among others. His interactive planetarium show, Pathfinders, is running at the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in Concord, NH. Recent directorial assignments include Good People, Steel Magnolias, and The Complete World of Sports (Abridged) at The Barnstormers Playhouse in New Hampshire, and Rumors, Orpheus in the Underworld, and The Glass Menagerie at PSU. This summer Paul finished an initial draft of his new play, Smart Money ... Read Full