David Hyde Pierce, Jessie Mueller, Julia Murney and More Set for BROADWAY BLOWS BACK Benefit Tonight
The Broadway company of Wicked in conjunction with Mark Fisher Fitness announced today that the New York theatre community will come together tonight, November 26 to present CITY OF HOPE: BROADWAY BLOWS BACK, a benefit concert to raise funds for New York and New Jersey communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The concert will take place at 7:30 PM 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 are available at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929.
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), Christopher Sieber (La Cage Aux Folles), Elizabeth Stanley (Million Dollar Quartet), and Patrick Wilson (All My Sons) with more performers to be announced soon.
The producing team of CITY OF HOPE: BROADWAY BLOWS BACK comprises Richard H. Blake, Steve Chazaro, Mark Fisher, Michael Keeler, Raymond J. Lee and Betsy Werbel. “CITY OF HOPE: BROADWAY BLOWS BACK carries on the Broadway community’s tradition of pulling together to raise funds for those in need. With a cast of Broadway’s best generously donating their
time and talent, we look forward to an evening of great performances as New York theater lovers unite to do our part to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy,” says Mark Fisher, one of the co-producers of the event and owner of Mark Fisher Fitness.
Those interested in volunteering for the event can reach out by visiting www.BroadwayBlowsBack.com and clicking the “get involved” link.
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 ALLhurricane 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, yetagain, 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, visit www.BroadwayBlowsBack.com.