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Photo Flash: Lena Hall, Robin De Jesus & More Pay Tribute to Prince at 42West


On May 16, Jacob Langfelder's Broadway The Hardway and Michael J. Moritz Jr. presented a one night only encore performance of DEARLY BELOVED... A Tribute to Purple Rain at 42West. Check out photos below!

The show stars Tony Award Nominee, Drama Desk Winner and film star Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles, Camp) as The Kid alongside Grammy nominee and Tony Award winner, Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots) as Apollonia, E. Clayton Cornelious (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Kinky Boots, A Chorus Line) as Morris Day, Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots) as Dez and Ariel Bellvalaire as Wendy. Two-time TONY and GRAMMY nominated producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, On The Town, Big Fish, A Night with Janis Joplin) music directed the evening. Proceeds for the show benefited Arts for All.

The one night only performance was originally produced and directed by Jacob Langfelder in 2014. For the production, JD Urban along with Burt Rock created 14 original video graphics to play on a 30 foot LED wall. Aerial stunts by MIXT Dance with and Sound Engineering by Quinn McCarthy for The Creamery Studio. Strobes, Flash, 10,000 Feathers, and Fog were all used for this concert experience.

Arts for All offers accessible artistic opportunities to children in the New York City area who face socio-economic, physical, or emotional barriers to exploring the arts. Through Arts For All, professional artists work with youth organizations to build self-confidence, self-expression, teamwork, resilience, and creativity in children. For more information, please visit

Photos by JD Urban

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