Frank Wildhorn, Constantine Maroulis, Carrie Manolakos and More to Sing for Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley
Returning for a second year in a row, legendary Broadway composer and songwriter Frank Wildhorn will headline one of the year's much anticipated concerts to benefit Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley at 8 PM, Friday, April 7 at the historic Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY.
Known for both his musicals and popular songs including the number one international hit song, "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" - made famous by Whitney Houston - and the song "Gold", heard at the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, Wildhorn was the first composer to have three Broadway musicals running on Broadway simultaneously: Jekyll and Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Civil War.
In addition to Wildhorn, the concert will feature performances by hit Broadway show actors Constantine Maroulis (American Idol, Rock of Ages, Jekyll and Hyde) and Carrie Manolakos (Mama Mia!, Wicked) as well as other artists, details of which will be announced as they are finalized. Accompanied by a world-class band, Frank and his Friends will perform Broadway show favorites as well as brand new songs, never before heard.
Thomas J. Conklin, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, said: "On behalf of our entire community, I want to extend our deepest appreciation to Frank Wildhorn to again devoting his time and talents to help us reach the goal of granting a wish to every eligible child in the Hudson Valley", adding: "Frank's tireless efforts in inviting enormously talented performers to join him in this benefit concert will arguably make it one of the year's hottest tickets. If you love Broadway music as well as our great cause, you should order your tickets now so that you don't miss out on this exciting evening."
Ticket prices (with all proceeds to benefit the Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley) range from $35 to $200. Premium tickets ($200) also include a meet & greet with the performers after the show. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.tarrytownmusichall.org or by calling 877-840-0457.
There are also four levels of sponsorship opportunities for individuals, companies and organizations to support the Frank Wildhorn and Friends Broadway Concert.
To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, visit hudson.wish.org/news-and-events/signature-events/frank-wildhorn-friends-broadway-concert.
Conklin noted: "Given the cash cost of granting a wish for each child ranges between $7,500 and $10,000, the generosity of our supporters for these signature events is so critically important to fulfilling our mission of making a difference in the lives of the wish kids and their families."
Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The wish experience is a community effort involving volunteers, staff, donors and medical professionals working in tandem to make each wish come true. Since its inception in 1986, the Hudson Valley Chapter has granted wishes to over 2,500 children in the community it serves. The Chapter's territory spans eight counties of the Hudson Valley, including Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester. The Chapter is a proud participant of the Better Business Bureau Charity Seal Program, which indicates that the organization has met the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Additionally, a recent independent audit of the chapter reported that 80% of all funds raised goes to program services. For more information about the Hudson Valley Chapter, visit www.hudson.wish.org.