Broadway stars to help LA homeless in 1-night event
A number of Broadway stars will be doing a benefit performance called Broadway to the Rescue for the Hope of the Valley Homeless Mission this Saturday, October 14.
The one-night only event will be held at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood and will have largest group of Broadway stars assembled to recreate and revise Broadway’s greatest hits.
Broadway stars at the event
Audience at the event can expect showstoppers from Hairspray!, Wicked, Le Miserables, Book of Mormon, Little Shop of Horrors, Waitress, and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Likewise, Broadway stars– both Tony winners and nominees– as well as a few friends from TV, film, and music will headline the event.
These include Tony Winner Lillias White (The Life, Dreamgirls), Tony Nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Shrek the Musical), Tony nominee Sharon McNight (Starmites), and Paul Vogt (Hairspray!, Chicago).
Also present will be: Drama Desk Award Winner Aaron Lazar (Les Miserable, The Light in the Piazza),Barret Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles, Avenue Q, Mamma Mia) J. Elaine Marcos (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Annie), and Rhett George (Memphis, Aida).
Lastly, you can expect Krystal Joy Brown (Motown, Leap of Faith), Clent Bowers (Cats, Big), and Jessica Snow Wilson (Les Miserables, Little Shop of Horrors) at the event.
There will also be special appearances by Grammy Nominee Lisa Loeb, The Office’s Kate Flannery, and Scot Robinson from The Lampshades.
Benefit for the homeless
The proceeds from the one-night event will benefit the Hope of the Valley, a multi-facility rescue mission that helps the homeless in Los Angeles.
Broadway veteran J. Elaine Marcos, said, “This event is not just thrilling for the audience but for us too.”
Meanwhile, Rhett George said: “It’s like the roof is blown off the place, again and again and again!”
Krystal Joy Brown sums up the event: “To sing one of my songs from a Broadway show, join with the entertainment community in LA to raise money for those in need, what’s not to love?”
Tickets are $40 for general admission. However, there’s $150 for the VIP package, which includes premium seating, exclusive photo ops, entrance to the private cast party, the red carpet, champagne and a dessert reception.
There will also be a silent auction for exclusive, autographed items that would excite any Broadway collector and enthusiast.
Tickets and information can be found here. You can also make a donation at the same event through the same link.