Broadway will show that it cares when stars, producers, writers, and directors come together for “From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook” on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at
Also: composer Frank Wildhorn (Tony nominations for "Bonnie & Clyde," "Civil War"and "Jekyll & Hyde"), Philip Boykin (Tony nominee:
More performers will be announced soon.
Newtown area residents Brett Boles, author of the musical "Foreverman," and Broadway producer Van Dean, initiated the event.
"The outpouring of love and support from the Broadway community has been incredibly heartwarming," said Dean in a statement, "and everyone was looking for a way they could use their talents to bring something positive to the community. 'From Broadway with Love' provides them with the perfect outlet to do so."
The show is directed by Michael Unger together with Jeff Calhoun, Stephen Nachamie, David Lee and Daisy Prince.
The show is produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard of the Broadway Consortium, Jennifer Isaacson, Ken Mahoney, Sarahbeth Grossman, Bethney Ruggiero, Michael Alden, Rob Hinderliter and Yvette Kojic.
Jeffrey Saver ("End of the Rainbow") is the music director who will be conducting an orchestra consisting of many Broadway musicians. Technical supervisor is Tom Bussey, sound designer is John Petrafesa, lighting designer is David Agress, scenic designer is Tom McPhillips, production stage manager is Zoya Kachadurian.
"Tickets will be provided at no cost to the families directly affected by the tragedy and any first responders who were at the school that day," according to the press release for the event. "For the
A limited number of tickets for the public for the 2,600-seat theater are now on sale, ranging from $50 to $250.
To purchase tickets or make a tax-deductible donation log on to www.FromBroadwayWithLove.org.
Contact Ken Mahoney at 914-419-3762 or email@example.com for information on how be become a corporate sponsor.
All proceeds and donations will go to United Way of Western Connecticut's Sandy Hook School Support Fund.