Photo Coverage: Rosie's Bway Extravanganza Backstage
Rosie O’Donnell hosted "A Broadway Extravaganza, a benefit for Rosie’s Broadway Kids" at 8PM on Monday, November 23. This years celebration included a star-studded tribute performance honoring the one and only Queen Latifah at the world famous Palace Theatre.
The evening featured unforgettable performances by Nikki Blonsky (HAIRSPRAY Movie), Melinda Doolittle (AMERICAN IDOL), Montego Glover (MEMPHIS), Norm Lewis (LITTLE MERMAID), and special performances by Judy Gold, The Cast of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter and of course - Rosie’s Broadway Kids.
Rosie hosted the evening, which was directed by Christopher Gattelli and featured a 20-piece orchestra at the legendary Palace Theatre. Rosie’s Broadway Kids teaches musical theatre to thousands of underprivileged children throughout New York City, and proceeds from the evening will help continue RBKid’s efforts, whose mission is to improve the lives of children through the arts.
More information about Rosie’s Broadway Kids can be found at: www.rbkids.org.
Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.