It has been a little more than a month since tragedy struck Sandy Hook Elementary School and our nation mourned with the residents of Newtown, CT. As the town continues to recover, Broadway stars, producers, writers, and directors will lend their voices in support. “From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook” will take place on January 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT, 20 minutes from Newtown. All proceeds and donations will go to United Way of Western Connecticut’s Sandy Hook School Support Fund.
“From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook” will feature song, dance, and other appearances from some of the biggest names on Broadway, together with select students from various Newtown choirs and dance groups.
Tony award-winner Christine Ebersole is one of the many talents scheduled to perform. (©Christine Ebersole)
Renowned Broadway performers scheduled to appear include Brian Stokes Mitchell, Linda Eder, Stephen Schwartz, Micky Dolenz, Marc Shaiman, Michael Cerveris, Christine Ebersole, Frank Wildhorn, Philip Boykin, Richard Kind, Nikki Blonsky, Mary Testa, Alan Muraoka, Jan Maxwell, Robin De Jesus, Julia Murney, Capathia Jenkins, Janet Metz, Lance Guest, Erik Hayden, Randy Redd, Dan Mills, and Victoria Matlock, Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats as well as members of the touring cast of “Sister Act” and Muppets and cast members from “Sesame Street”.
Brett Boles, author of the musical “Foreverman,” and Broadway producer Van Dean, both from the Newtown area, are the original conceivers of the benefit concert. The Tony Award-winning producer and the emerging musical theater writer decided to put together this concert as a way to lift the spirits of a town so close to their hearts and show that Broadway cares.
“The outpouring of love and support from the Broadway community has been incredibly heartwarming,” noted Dean, “and everyone was looking for a way they could use their talents to bring something positive to the community. ‘From Broadway With Love’ provides them with the perfect outlet to do so.”
“From Broadway With Love” provides a free night of entertainment for the impacted families, first responders, and the Sandy Hook Elementary community. The Palace Theatre seats approximately 2,600 and a limited number of tickets are now on sale for the general public, ranging from $50 to $250. To purchase tickets or make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.FromBroadwayWithLove.org.
This benefit event is made possible, in part, by the generous donations from many companies and individuals including Bermuda Limousine International, One Dream Sound, the Palace Theater of Waterbury, CT, Atomic Rental, Consulting for a Cause, The Silent Orchestra and more.