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Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nikki M. James, Philippa Soo and More Join NYCLU Artist Ambassad Photo Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nikki M. James, Philippa Soo and More Join NYCLU Artist Ambassadors Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2021

The NYCLU today announced the Artist Ambassadors class of 2021, a multidisciplinary partnership between the organization and New York’s vibrant performing arts community.

André De Shields, Laura Benanti, Adrienne Warren, Katrina Lenk and More SING OUT FOR Photo André De Shields, Laura Benanti, Adrienne Warren, Katrina Lenk and More SING OUT FOR FREEDOM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union present their annual Sing Out For Freedom benefit concert tonight, Monday, November 2 at 6:30PM (EST).

André De Shields, Laura Benanti, Adrienne Warren, Katrina Lenk and More Join ACLU &  Photo André De Shields, Laura Benanti, Adrienne Warren, Katrina Lenk and More Join ACLU & NYCLU's SING OUT FOR FREEDOM Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) have announced performers and speakers set to join their annual Sing Out For Freedom benefit concert, this year an election eve virtual event on Monday, November 2 at 6:30PM (EST).

ACLU & NYCLU Announce 18th Annual SING OUT FOR FREEDOM Concert Hosted by Lea DeLaria Photo ACLU & NYCLU Announce 18th Annual SING OUT FOR FREEDOM Concert Hosted by Lea DeLaria
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2020

The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union have announced this year's newly titled Sing Out For Freedom virtual event, formerly known as Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, will be hosted by Three Time SAG Award Winner and Obie Winner Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black').

Photo Flash: BELLA BELLA Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway Photo Photo Flash: BELLA BELLA Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019

Take a look at opening night arrivals for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced, The Niceties).

Laura Benanti To Host Broadway Stands Up For Freedom Gala For ACLU Photo Laura Benanti To Host Broadway Stands Up For Freedom Gala For ACLU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

Tony Award-winning actress LAURA BENANTI (My Fair Lady) has been announced to host and perform at the 17th annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM concert on Monday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. at The Town Hall in New York City (123 W. 43 St.) Also joining the previously announced line-up of stars will be performers ALYSHA UMPHRESS (On The Town), KIM BLANCK (Octet) and MILI DIAZ (Wicked).  

Special Events Announced for MTC's BELLA BELLA Photo Special Events Announced for MTC's BELLA BELLA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

MTC announces events following select performances of Bella Bella, written and performed by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein

Kelli O'Hara, Eva Noblezada, Judy Kuhn and More Set For BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDO Photo Kelli O'Hara, Eva Noblezada, Judy Kuhn and More Set For BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

The lineup has been announced for the 17th annual Broadway Stands Up For Freedom concert on Monday, October 28th at 7:30 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43 St.). The lineup includes Kelli O'Hara, Montego Glover, Judy Kuhn, Phillipa Soo, Eva Noblezada, Krystina Alabado, Julia Murney, Jeannette Bayardelle, Shoba Narayan, Shaina Taub, Starr Busby, L Morgan Lee, We Mcdonald, Liana Stampur, and The Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Be Honored At ACLU/NYCLU's 'Broadway Stands Up For Freedom' Photo Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Be Honored At ACLU/NYCLU's 'Broadway Stands Up For Freedom'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019

Tony Award-winning actress Celia Keenan-Bolger (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD) and Level Forward, the Tony Award-winning producers of the current revival of OKLAHOMA!, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and the upcoming Broadway musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL, will be honored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). They will join a star-studded lineup at the NYCLU and ACLU's 17th annual Broadway Stands Up For Freedom concert on Monday, October 28 at 7:30 PM at the Town Hall (123 W. 44 St.) in Manhattan.

BWW TV: Watch Ashley Park, Erika Henningsen, Ali Stroker & More Raise Their Voices in Photo BWW TV: Watch Ashley Park, Erika Henningsen, Ali Stroker & More Raise Their Voices in VOICE FOR CHOICE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2019

The Hysterical Womxn's Society brought together stars of stage and screen stars to help raise more than $55,000 at their first-ever benefit event 'Voice for Choice' last night at The Cutting Room. Award-winning comedian, writer and activist Judy Gold hosted the one-night-only event in partnership with the ACLU of New York, that assembled strong voices from womxn and allies in the Broadway community and beyond. All proceeds from the event supported the ACLU of New York and the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Photo Flash: Broadway Unites for Hysterical Womxn's Society's VOICE FOR CHOICE Benefi Photo Photo Flash: Broadway Unites for Hysterical Womxn's Society's VOICE FOR CHOICE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019

The Hysterical Womxn's Society brought together stars of stage and screen stars to help raise more than $55,000 at their first-ever benefit event ‚ÄúVoice for Choice‚ÄĚ last night at The Cutting Room. Award-winning comedian, writer and activist Judy Gold hosted the one-night-only event in partnership with the ACLU of New York, that assembled strong voices from womxn and allies in the Broadway community and beyond. All proceeds from the event supported the ACLU of New York and the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Ashley Park, Jarrod Spector & More Join Line-Up for VOICE FOR CHOICE Benefit Concert Photo Ashley Park, Jarrod Spector & More Join Line-Up for VOICE FOR CHOICE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

The Hysterical Womxn's Society has expanded its line-up of stage and screen stars for a?oeVoice for Choice,a?? a benefit concert in partnership with the ACLU of New York to support reproductive rights. Award-winning comedian, writer and activist Judy Gold will host the one-night-only event to assemble strong voices from womxn and allies in the Broadway community and beyond through musical performances, personal testimonials and other special appearances on July 29, 2019, at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St).

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Caissie Levy & More Join Line-Up for VOICE FOR CHOICE Benefit Co Photo Celia Keenan-Bolger, Caissie Levy & More Join Line-Up for VOICE FOR CHOICE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

The Hysterical Womxn's Society will bring together a star-studded line-up for "Voice for Choice," a benefit concert in partnership with the ACLU of New York to support reproductive rights. The one-night-only event will assemble strong voices from womxn and allies in the Broadway community and beyond through musical performances, personal testimonials and other special appearances on July 29, 2019, at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St).

Photo Coverage: Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Chita Rivera & More Sing to Protect Fam Photo Photo Coverage: Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Chita Rivera & More Sing to Protect Families on the Border at Concert for America!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 2, 2018

On Saturday night, Broadway united Great Hall at The Cooper Union for a new edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA, starring Jorge Avila, Tina Fey, Mandy Gonzalez, Jeremy Jordan, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Olga Merediz, Brian Stokes Mitchel, Chita Rivera, Keala Settle, Shaina Taub and Patrick Wilson. Check out photos from inside the big night below!

NYCLU Launches 'Listening NYC' to Further Critical Dialogue on Fairer & Safer Policin Photo NYCLU Launches 'Listening NYC' to Further Critical Dialogue on Fairer & Safer Policing
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The New York Civil Liberties Union today announced the launch of Listening NYC, a new eight-week campaign created to inspire conversations about policing practices among New Yorkers of all viewpoints, and to drive action for the policing New Yorkers want.

Photo Flash: Broadway Stands Up for Freedom with the NYCLU!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Just last night, the NYCLU (New York Civil Liberties Union) hosted its 15th Annual 'Broadway Stands Up For Freedom' Concert, and Mr. Harry Belafonte was honored with the inaugural 'Freedom Award' for his lifetime dedication to fighting for civil rights and civil liberties.

Chris Jackson, Gavin Creel, Lindsay Mendez, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Andrea Burns and More to 'STAND UP FOR FREEDOM' This Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced today a star-studded lineup of performers for the annual benefit concert, "Broadway Stands Up for Freedom," which will take place on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.  This iconic concert was created 15 years ago by aspiring musical theater actors to highlight social injustices and civil rights issues through song and spoken word.

BWW Recap: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Makes a Macaron Murderer with ACLU Benefit
by Troy Frisby - Jun 9, 2017

What do you get when you cross Mad Libs with Clue, add a group of theatre vets, and sprinkle in a dash of philanthropy? Why, it must be VILLAIN: DEBLANKS! The comedy event, held at Feinstein's/54 Below, served as a benefit for the ACLU, with Billy Mitchell, who wrote the skeleton script for the show, serving as the night's emcee.

Photo Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Performs Encore Benefit for ACLU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

297965After a sold out performance in March, Villain: DeBlanks revisited Feinstein's/54 Below with an encore benefit to support the ACLU. Starring Bebe Neuwirth, Tony Sheldon, Brenda Braxton, Stephen Wallem, Dale Soules and Ben Rimalower, the event on May 31 was full of hijnks and shenanigans -- supporting a great cause.

NYCLU, Actor Jeffrey Wright Launch Campaign to Reform New York's Broken Public Defense System
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The New York Civil Liberties Union today released a video narrated by award-winning actor, activist and New Yorker Jeffrey Wright calling on Governor Cuomo and legislators to overhaul and properly fund the state's failing public defense system. New York state leaves responsibility for public defense to its counties, creating an underfunded, patchwork system in which poor New Yorkers accused of crimes often do not receive adequate legal representation, which the Constitution requires.

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