Leslie Odom Jr.
(© David Gordon)
Leslie Odom Jr.
(© David Gordon)
The New York Civil Liberties Union (The New York State affiliate of the ACLU) has announced additional casting for its annual benefit, Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, to be held at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts on Monday, July 23. Seth Rudetsky will host and musical direct the show, which will directed by Daniel Goldstein.

Uzo Aduba, Carrie Manolakos, and Leslie Odom, Jr., will join previously announced stars Lindsay Mendez, Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra, Nikki Renée Daniels, Darius de Haas, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Ripley Sobo, The Broadway Boys, and founding performer Liana Stampur with Clinton Curtis.

In addition, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner is the honorary chairman for the event, and will give opening remarks.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the NYCLU's youth programs, including its work with LGBT teenagers; its Teen Activist Project, which engages New York City teens as organizers and peer educators on civil rights and civil liberties issues; and its work to stop overly aggressive policing and zero-tolerance discipline in the city's public schools.

Click here for more information and Broadway Stands Up for Freedom tickets.