MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Cast to Headline 8th Annual Broadway Toys For Tots Benefit, 12/16
The Broadway Boys will once again host Broadway's favorite holiday party and concert with the 8th Annual BROADWAY SINGS FOR TOYS: A Benefit for Toys for Tots on Monday, December 16 at 7:00pm.
Joining the festivities will be Motown the Musical cast members Jesse Nager, also a member of The Broadway Boys; Tony Award nominee Charl Brown; Nicholas Christopher; Rebecca Covington; Marva Hicks; Tiffany Howard; Sasha Hutchings; Morgan James; Crystal Joy, who will sing a duet with her mother, Tony Award® winner Adriane Lenox (AFTER MIDNIGHT); Mykal Kilgore; Raymond Luke Jr.; two-time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw; and Donald Weber Jr., along with former cast members Ariana DeBose and Daniel J. Watts.
The annual concert is a cocktail party/concert/toy drive that gathers Broadways hottest talent for a dynamic and inspirational concert sure to brighten your spirits!
The Broadway Boys hosting/performing at this year's event include Jesse Nager (MOTOWN, MARY POPPINS), Daniel Torres (EVITA), Gabe Violett (SPRING AWAKENING), Travis Morin (ROCK OF AGES), John Michael Dias (JERSEY BOYS), Zal Owen (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), and Brad Greer (ALTAR BOYZ).
Broadway Sings for Toys: A Benefit for Toys for Tots will be held at The Cutting Room (located at 44 E 32nd St). Tickets are $20 (with an unwrapped toy) and can be purchased by calling 212-691-1900 or by visiting www.thecuttingroom.com.
As always, guests can expect an amazing concert and a raffle with great prizes. VIP ticket holders will receive a gift bag filled with Broadway and Holiday themed gifts.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, featuring music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy began performances March 11 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), and opened April 14.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown the Musical is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy's incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more.
Featuring all the classics you love, Motown the Musical tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience the next electrifying chapter in the Motown story, Broadway's record-breaking smash hit Motown the Musical!