Canonico & Murman Join Starry Roster for Berg's '100 Years Of Broadway' Concert 4/30

Canonico & Murman Join Starry Roster for Berg's '100 Years Of Broadway' Concert 4/30

Leftfield Productions, Inc. along with Bud Negley, WHY and The Hard Rock Café announce that on Thursday, April 30th "Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway" will perform a fundraising concert in Times Square at the Hard Rock Café featuring Broadway's Rob Evan (Jekyll and Hyde), Rita Harvey (Phantom of the Opera), Steve Blanchard (Beauty and the Beast), Carter Calvert (Ain't Nothin' But the Blues), Danny Zolli (Jesus Christ Superstar), Andrea Rivette (Miss Saigon), Tad Wilson (Rock of Ages), Capathia Jenkins (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me), Eryn Murman (Spring Awakening) and Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening).

The show will be introduced by Charles Grodin and Vincent Pastore with more special guests to be announced.

The widely acclaimed "Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway", a musical revue of Broadway's most celebrated shows which features a dazzling cast of Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band is coming to The Hard Rock Café in Times Square, New York City on Thursday, April 30th at 8pm. Tickets for "Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway" are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com. There will only be 400 seats sold for this special fundraiser for W.H.Y.

According to San Francisco's KABC theater critic, Jerry Friedman, "This revue features some of the best songs from the best Broadway shows, sung by some of the most talented performers working today singing many of the songs that they have sung on Broadway."

"Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway" recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, Spring Awakening, Beauty and The Beast, Fiddler On The Roof, Ain't Nothing But The Blues, Jekyll & Hyde and other great Broadway Shows. These amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics and thrilling numbers from Broadway's newest hit shows.

More than 35.5 million people in the U.S., including 12.6 million children, live in households that struggle to feed their families. Every day WHY helps thousands of America's hungry connect to food pantries, soup kitchens, shelter, and government programs in their neighborhoods by providing immediate help via the National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY. WHY also supports the work of more than 8,750 community-based organizations working on the frontlines to help poor and hungry Americans move out of poverty, more specifically helping them tap their own power to be self-reliant through job training, life skills, urban farming, after school programs, affordable housing, entrepreneurial businesses, and much more. WHY is a leading advocate for innovative, community-based solutions to hunger and poverty, and challenges society to confront these problems by advancing models that create self-reliance, economic justice, and equal access to nutritious and affordable food. WHY was co-founded in 1975 by artist-activist Harry Chapin and current executive director Bill Ayres and remains connected to their musical roots through their Artists Against Hunger & Poverty initiative with support from Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Jackson Browne, and many others.

Neil Berg (composer) is the composer/lyricist of the hit off-Broadway musical The Prince and the Pauper, which ran for two years at the Lamb's Theater in New York City. The New York Times described it as "...soaring on the wings of theatrical fun." Berg is currently writing the music for the Broadway-bound musical Grumpy Old Men, based on the hit film. Two of Berg's new musicals have been selected for the prestigious New York Musical Theater Festival: The Man Who Would Be King, a musical realization of Rudyard Kipling's novella, and Tim and Scrooge, the sequel to A Christmas Carol. Neil is also currently collaborating with Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan on the new rock musical, The Twelve.

Since it was established in 1971, Hard Rock has been committed to a wide variety of philanthropic causes and activities around the world. Hard Rock International has made it both its business and abiding passion to make the earth a safer, healthier and better place to live. Charitable work will always be integral to "what" Hard Rock "is". Every year, Hard Rock's CEO, Hamish Dodds, visits philanthropic partner organizations around the world. "[Hard Rock is] a beacon in the world of corporate philanthropy." - Bill Ayres, Founder, World Hunger Year (WHY)

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

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