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
Liz Callaway and the Camp Broadway Kids
Doug Katsaros and Elise Morris
Steven Reineke (host of tonights show and NY Pops Conductor)
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
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