BROADWAY BLOWS BACK Benefit Moves to Dec. 10 at Gershwin Theatre
CITY OF HOPE: BROADWAY BLOWS BACK, a benefit concert to raise funds for New York and New Jersey communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, will now take place on Monday, December 10 at 7:30 PM. The concert, which will feature performances by members of the Broadway theatre community, will take place at the Gershwin Theatre (222 W. 51st St.) and is sponsored by Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored for the new date and are available at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877- 250-2929.
"In the interest of adding to our already stellar line-up and maximizing the total donation for Hurricane Sandy victims via our partners at the Mayor's Fund and Tunnel to Towers, we've made the decision to re- schedule CITY OF HOPE: BROADWAY BLOWS BACK," said Mark Fisher, one of the event's producers. "We look forward to sharing what will undoubtedly be an even more amazing evening with the Broadway community at the Gershwin Theatre on December 10."
As previously announced, CITY OF HOPE: BROADWAY BLOWS BACK will feature performances by Broadway notables Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Robert Creighton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Max Crumm (Grease), Eden Espinosa (Wicked), Julie Halston (Anything Goes), Dee Hoty (Bye Bye Birdie), David Hyde Pierce (Curtains), Natalie Joy Johnson (Silence! The Musical), Raymond J. Lee(Anything Goes), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia!), Jessie Mueller (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Julia Murney (Wicked), Chistiane Noll (Chaplin), Christopher Sieber (La Cage Aux Folles), Elizabeth Stanley (Million Dollar Quartet), and Patrick Wilson (All My Sons) with more performers to be announced soon.
50% of the proceeds from CITY OF HOPE: BROADWAY BLOWS BACK will be donated to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City in support of hurricane relief efforts. The Mayor's Fund retains no administrative fee, and one hundred percent of donations are being dispersed to relief efforts and organizations. Funds will support immediate aid needs – including, food, water and hygiene supplies – as well as long-term relief and restoration for victims affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The remaining 50% of the proceeds from CITY OF HOPE: BROADWAY BLOWS BACK will be donated to support relief efforts conducted by the Tunnel To Towers Foundation, a 501(c)(3) founded to honor the life and legacy of Stephen Siller (FDNY), 9/11 hero. Since its inception, the Tunnel To Towers has established "In the Line of Duty" programs for our most severely injured first responders and "Legacy of Love" programs including relief efforts with Hurricane Sandy. 100% of gross funds raised will immediately be used to provide much-needed resources to those areas hit hardest by the storm in NJ & NY. Tunnel to Towers is very proud of the fact that no donations are being spent on overhead, and ALL hurricane funds are going directly to relief. The Foundation has active relief stations open 7 days a week in Red Hook –Brooklyn, Far Rockaway, Long Beach – Long Island, and Staten Island. To learn more visit TunnelToTowers.org/RELIEF or follow on twitter @Tunnel2Towers.
"The Tunnel To Towers Foundation is deeply moved by the support of Broadway. We are reminded, yet again, of the unique way New Yorkers come together through crisis to make an immediate impact in rebuilding our community" says Frank Siller, brother to Stephen Siller and Chairman of the Tunnel To Towers Foundation.
For more information, please visit www.BroadwayBlowsBack.com.