Rockers On Broadway was founded by Donnie Kehr in 1993 during the Broadway run of The Who's Tommy, in which he appeared. Inspired by an idea from Pete Townshend, he wanted to give musical theatre performers the opportunity to experience the feeling of singing with a rock band in a concert style venue, so they could understand and transfer the rawness of that edge to the stage.
The evening is hosted by actress/comedian, Caroline Rhea, star of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch and NBC's hit series The Biggest Loser.
The show, which is being put together by Jersey Boys cast member Donnie Kehr, will feature that show's four leads, John Lloyd Young, Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, and J. Robert Spencer. Kehr will also perform in the concert.
The line-up will also include Kathy Brier, Will Chase, Jarrod Emick. Larry Gatlin, Michael Lanning, Norm Lewis, Billy Porter, Greg Reuter, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Sara Schmidt, Jeremy Schoenfeld, Sherie Rene Scott, Matt Stocke, Kate Taylor, The Tokens, and Patrick Wilson.
All proceeds from the event will go to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Wingspan Arts, Inc. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids gives assistance nationwide to persons living with HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer and Wingspan Arts provides In-school, Afterschool, and Conservatory arts education programs to Tri-state area children.
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