Teal Wicks, Natalie Weiss, Lilli Cooper & More Set for Second Annual Broadway Charity Songs Concert Tomorrow
Broadway Gives Back and Seaview Productions will present the "Second Annual Broadway Charity Songs" benefit concert. "Broadway Charity Songs" has paired a group of award-winning musical theatre composers with a group outstanding charities and tasked them with composing an original song inspired by the work of that charity. The result is a group of songs gifted to the charities - with the hope that the songs "go viral" -- increasing awareness for these outstanding organizations.
"Broadway Charity Songs!" will be hosted by playwright and screenwriter Douglas Carter Beane (Cinderella, Xanadu, To Wong Fu). The concert will feature the talents of Lisa Howard (Spelling Bee, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Wicked), Marla Mindelle (Sister Act, Cinderella), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening, Wicked), Taylor Richardson (Annie), Jill Abromovitz (Cinderella, 9 to 5) Elizabeth Loyacano (Phantom of the Opera, Dracula), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Colin Israel (Matilda), Gabe Violet (Spring Awakening), Jeremy Morse (Bloodsong of Love), Emily Rosenfeld (Annie), Alex Dreier (Billy Elliott), Carly Paige Baron (Mary Poppins), Anthony Pierini (Big Fish, Mary Poppins), Mary Kate Morrissey, Preston Sadleir, Joey DeBenedetto, Jason Sweettooth Williams, Amy Carrigan, Aaron Komo, and Adam Sica. The evening will be directed by Tom Wojtunik and musical directed by Jonathan Breit.
"Broadway Charity Songs!" will be debuting songs by Andrew Lippa, Adam Gwon, Daniel Maté, Douglas J. Cohen, Beth Falcone, Zoe Sarnak, Jonathan Reid Gealt, Joshua H. Cohen, Marisa Michelson, Anna Dagmar, Kevin Wanzor, Noel Carey, Andre Catrini, Nadav Wiesel, Sean Patterson, and Natalie Tenenbaum.
The concert will honor and benefit the following charity organizations: Look Good, Feel Better; The NY Whale and Dolphin Action League; Help Us Adopt; The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding; Girl Rising; Legacies of War; Men Can Stop Rape; Canstruction; Pajama Program; The Fresh Air Fund; Art Start; Lighthouse International, and SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders).
Doors will open at 6:00 with the concert beginning at 7:00. Tickets are available on the Le Poisson Rouge website at http://www.lepoissonrouge.com/lpr_events/2nd-annual-broadway-charity-songs-february-24th-2014/. Tickets range from $20-$250.
About Broadway Gives Back: BROADWAY GIVES BACK seeks to be one of the many ways those in need know that they have a friend in the Broadway community. By partnering with non-profit organizations, Broadway Gives Back produces award-winning art that makes a difference.
About Seaview Productions: SEAVIEW PRODUCTIONS, under the leadership of executive producers Greg Nobile and Jana Shea, is committed to the development of new audiences through creative investment in new work and emerging artists. Current producing projects include A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and College Musical. Upcoming investments include the forthcoming revival of Of Mice And Men.