Matthew Morrison, Christy Altomare, and More Set for Parkland Benefit Concert
A slew of Broadway stars will participate in From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Parkland, USA, to raise funds for victims of the Florida school shooting.
A benefit concert for the victims of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has been announced. From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Parkland, USA will take place at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, on Monday, April 16, at 7pm.
The concert will feature musical performances and special appearances from a variety of Broadway and television stars. Performers will include Matthew Morrison (Glee), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Deborah Cox (The Bodyguard), Wayne Brady (Kinky Boots), Kirsten Maldonado (Kinky Boots), Noah Galvin (Dear Evan Hansen), Justin Guarini (In Transit), Vincent Rodriquez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Ephraim Sykes (Hamilton), Erich Bergen (Madam Secretary), Christy Altomare (Anastasia), Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde), Telly Leung (Aladdin), Jordan Donica (My Fair Lady), Donna Lynne Champlin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Gabrielle Ruiz (If/Then), Etai Benson (The Band's Visit), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia), George Salazar (The Lightning Thief), Bryan Fenkhart (Memphis), Charity Angel Dawson (Waitress), Jessica Vosk (Wicked national tour), Brandon Shapiro, and Jake Wildhorn. The lineup is subject to change, and additional performers will be announced later.
Some of the songs to be performed were written by Marjory Stoneman Douglas students in collaboration with New York theatrical composers including Joe Iconis, Bobby Cronin, Zoe Sarnak, Drew Gasparini, and more, with additional songs written solely by the students. There will also be a special performance by Jaime Guttenberg's dance troupe in honor of her memory. Several students will speak at the event as well.
The benefit event is produced by Van Dean and Yael Silver (Once on This Island), both of Broadway Records, together with Joyce Arbucias, Kenny Howard, Andrea Canny, and Chris Yakubchik. The performance will be codirected by Michael Unger and Kenny Howard. Michael J. Moritz Jr. will be music director and co-music supervisor with Jeff Saver (Chicago); both will conduct with lead orchestrations by Kim Scharnberg. The rest of the creative team includes Robin Carus (casting), Jason Haft (project coordinator), Sam Wilmott and Marcus Stevens (creative consultants), Sydney Steele (production stage manager), and Rachel Sussman (project manager).