Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit

Last night, August 2, audiences at Joe's Pub took a musical road trip across the country in Free to Dream, an evening devoted to the songs of Katsaros and Schermerhorn. Featuring an all-star Broadway cast including Rent star Anthony Rapp and Avenue Q's John Tartaglia and Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Free to Dream showcased the people and places that make up the fabric of America; from country, rock and pop, to swing and the blues. Proceeds from Free to Dream benefit The New York Pops' education programs, which bring music to thousands of public schoolchildren across the five boroughs of New York City. The evening was hosted by The New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke, and featured the Camp Broadway Kids, as well as the voice of Willard Scott as ‘DJ Sam.'

For nearly a decade, Grammy-winning composer Doug Katsaros and Emmy-nominated lyricist William Schermerhorn have been writing songs for national audiences as part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and other notable events. In addition to the title song "Free to Dream," highlights of the August 2 concert program included the original songs "It's All About Tonight," "Beneath a Summer Sky," "Gift of Light," and "Sing Another Day."

BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the concert, and brings you photo coverage below.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Liz Callaway

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Liz Callaway

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Anthony Rapp

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
John Tartaglia

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
John Tartaglia and Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Liz Callaway and the Camp Broadway Kids

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Liz Callaway

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Karen Mason

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
John Tartaglia and Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Anthony Rapp and Liz Callaway

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
John Tartaglia, Karen Mason, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Steven Reineke and Liz Callaway

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
John Tartaglia, Karen Mason, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Steven Reineke, Anthony Rapp and Liz Callaway

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Karen Mason

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Doug Katsaros (Composer) and William Schermerhorn (Lyricist)

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
William Schermerhorn

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
William Schermerhorn and Steven Reineke

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
The Dream Band-Doug Katsaros, Elise Morris, Aaron Heick, Jame De La Garza, Jeff Carney, Steve Bargonetti, Clint de Ganon, Sara Cawell and Margaret Dorn

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Doug Katsaros, William Schermerhorn, Joanna Simon and Joel Rosenman

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Joel Rosenman

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Joanna Simon

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
William Schermerhorn and Doug Katsaros

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Dan Dutcher, William Schermerhorn and Doug Katsaros

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Joel Rosenman, Steven Reineke and Joanna Simon

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
William Schermerhorn and Steven Reineke

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
William Schermerhorn

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Doug Katsaros

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Doug Katsaros and Elise Morris

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Steven Reineke (host of tonights show and NY Pops Conductor)

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
William Schermerhorn

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
John Tartaglia and Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Doug Katsaros, John Tartaglia, Stephanie D'Abruzzo and William Schermerhorn

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Doug Katsaros, John Tartaglia, and William Schermerhorn

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Doug Katsaros, John Tartaglia, William Schermerhorn and Steven Reineke

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Liz Callaway, William Schermerhorn and Karen Mason

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Liz Callaway, William Schermerhorn, Doug Katsaros, Karen Mason and Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Tonight's Cast-John Tartaglia, Liz Callaway, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Karen Mason and Anthony Rapp

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Liz Callaway, Karen Mason and Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Liz Callaway

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Karen Mason

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Anthony Rapp

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
John Tartaglia

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
The Camp Broadway Kids-Katy Miller, Kendra Jain, Samantha Rockhill, Samantha Petrucci, Nicole Biedel, Alexis Barone, Katelyn Wilson, Samantha Alicandri, Jessica Fallon Gordon, Katherine Dalldorf, Christian Ramirez and Steven Reineke

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
The Camp Broadway Kids-Katy Miller, Kendra Jain, Samantha Rockhill, Samantha Petrucci, Nicole Biedel, Alexis Barone, Katelyn Wilson, Samantha Alicandri, Jessica Fallon Gordon, Katherine Dalldorf, Christian Ramirez and Steven Reineke, Anthony Rapp, John Tartaglia, Karen Mason, Liz Callaway and Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Anthony Rapp, William Schermerhorn, John Tartaglia, Steven Reineke and Doug Katsaros

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Liz Callaway and Steven Reineke

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Steven Reineke and Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Steven Reineke and Karen Mason

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Steven Reineke, Doug Katsaros and William Schermerhorn

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Anthony Rapp, Liz Callaway, John Tartaglia, Doug Katsaros, William Schermerhorn, Steven Reineke, Elise Morris, Margaret Dorn, Karen Mason and Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Anthony Rapp, John Tartaglia and Michael Shawn Lewis

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit
Michael Shawn Lewis

Photo Coverage: Rapp, Tartaglia et al. in 'Free to Dream' Benefit

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