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Cats, School of Rock, Phantom Take Part in Andrew Lloyd Webber Sing-Along

The Central Park event celebrated the Sing for Hope piano series.

This custom Andrew Lloyd Webber Sing for Hope piano is played by Satomi Hofmann at the Central Park Dairy.
(© David Gordon)

Cast members from three of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway shows, Cats, School of Rock, and The Phantom of the Opera, joined together on Tuesday, June 20, at the Central Park Dairy for a special public sing-along at their custom Sing for Hope piano.

The casts of School of Rock and Phantom come together to sing "Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
(© David Gordon)

The lunchtime concert featured the songs "Mr. Mistoffelees," "Teacher's Pet," "The Music of the Night," and "Any Dream Will Do." On hand to perform were Phantom cast members Paul A. Schaefer, Ali Ewoldt, Dara Adler, Kelly Jeanne Grant, and Satomi Hofmann, who served as accompanist; Cats company members Andrew Wilson and Madison Mitchell, and musical director William Waldrop; and, from School of Rock, Brandon Niederauer, Ruth Righi, Paul Luke Bonefant, Chloe Bryan, Raghav Mehrotra, Sammy Ramirez, Ellie Kim, Olivia Chun, Michael Cascetta, and Demi Singleton.

Paul A. Schaefer sings "Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera.
(© David Gordon)

The Sing for Hope pianos are the country's largest annual public arts project, reaching an estimated 2 million New Yorkers annually across the five boroughs. This summer will mark the project's sixth anniversary with the placement of the 400th artist-designed piano to date, making New York City host to more street pianos than any other city in the world. After their time on the streets, Sing for Hope will transport the instruments to New York City public schools.

A performance of "Mr. Mistoffelees" from Cats in Central Park.
(© David Gordon)