Baldwin Wallace Alums to Honor Memory of Kyle Jean-Baptiste at Benefit Concert
Notable graduates from Baldwin Wallace University will band together on August 26 to honor the life of fellow grad Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the Les Miserables cast member who tragically passed away in 2015. Jean-Baptiste was the youngest, and the first African-American actor, to play the leading role of "Jean Valjean" on Broadway. The Kyle Jean-Baptiste Foundation, which was founded in 2016 in his name, supports and provides opportunities of enrichment and learning to empower youth, families, and communities through the Arts.
The concert will feature Adrian Bumpas (A Chorus Line), Cole Burden (Bridges of Madison County), Keri Rene Fuller (Waitress), Kyra Kennedy (Waitress), Rod Lawrence (The Lion King), Sam Leicht (The Lightning Thief), Patty Lohr (Kinky Boots), Corey Mach (Kinky Boots), Jen Noble (King Kong), Kyle Post (Kinky Boots), Colton Ryan (Dear Evan Hansen), Anthony Sagaria (American Psycho), and Nyla Watson (The Color Purple).
The concert is produced by Broadway Sings Productions, developed in 2012 by Corey Mach. Broadway Sings currently resides at Sony Hall, as well as their spinoff series, UNPLUGGED, at The Green Room 42. More information on the series can be found on the Broadway Sings website: www.broadwaysingsconcert.com.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at https://thegreenroom42.poptix.com/. The Green Room 42 is located at 570 Tenth Avenue inside the YOTEL on the fourth floor. Tickets are $20-$60. There is no drink minimum. All ages welcome. All performers are subject to change.
The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest urban entertainment cabaret club, that since its opening on Valentine's day has featured Broadway names like Alice Ripley, Telly Leung, Josh Groban, Eva Noblezada, Lillias White, James Snyder, The Skivvies (Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley), Matt Doyle, Constantine Maroulis, and many more. Located on the fourth floor of YOTEL NYC, The Green Room 42 boasts a funky new vibe, and no food or beverage minimum-- opening up the cabaret industry to an affordable, relaxed atmosphere, perfect for theatre people and theatre fans alike.