Broadway Cares To Host Disney Benefit Concert via Live Stream for COVID-19 Relief Fund

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Broadway Cares To Host Disney Benefit Concert via Live Stream for COVID-19 Relief Fund. Broadway Cares is hosting the  “Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway” benefit to help relief efforts for those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will present a free livestream of its Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway benefit concert on Monday, April 13, at 7pm ET. The concert, which took place last November, is being aired to raise money for the organization’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.”

According to Theater Mania, “Frozen‘s Ryan McCartan will host the live stream from his family’s basement and will interview Disney’s Broadway veterans from their homes throughout the evening.”

Set to perform during the live stream are Broadway talents:

  • Jelani Alladin (Kristoff, Frozen; Hercules, Hercules)
  • Sierra Boggess (Ariel, The Little Mermaid)
  • Christian Borle (Bert, Mary Poppins)
  • Ashley Brown (Belle, Beauty and the Beast; Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins; Marie/Fairy Godmother, Cinderella)
  • Kerry Butler (Belle, Beauty and the Beast)
  • Lauryn Ciardullo (Jasmine, Aladdin; Ensemble, The Little Mermaid)
  • Gavin Creel (Bert, Mary Poppins)
  • Merle Dandridge (Kala, Tarzan)
  • Lindiwe Dlamini (Shenzi, The Lion King)
  • Bongi Duma (Ensemble, The Lion King)
  • Susan Egan (Belle, Beauty and the Beast)
  • Andrew Barth Feldman (Evan Hansen, Dear Evan Hansen)
  • Bradley Gibson (Simba, The Lion King)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Shenzi, The Lion King (Animated Feature))
  • Mandy Gonzalez (Angelica Schuyler, Hamilton)
  • April Holloway (Ensemble, Aladdin)
  • James Monroe Iglehart (Genie, Aladdin)
  • Adam Jacobs (Simba, The Lion King, Aladdin, Aladdin)
  • Ramona Keller (Paradice, Brooklyn)
  • Nina LaFarga (Queen Iduna, Frozen)
  • Tamika Lawrence (Dotty Moffett, Caroline, or Change)
  • Norm Lewis (King Triton, The Little Mermaid)
  • Kara Lindsay (Katherine, Newsies)
  • Tshidi Manye (Rafiki, The Lion King)
  • Sibusiso Ngema (Ensemble, The Lion King)
  • Ashley Park (Jess, Grand Horizons)
  • Adam Pascal (Edward Lewis, Pretty Woman: The Musical)
  • Krysta Rodriguez (Isle, Spring Awakening)
  • Michael James Scott (Genie, Aladdin, Swing, Tarzan)
  • Sherie Rene Scott (Ursula, The Little Mermaid)
  • Kissy Simmons (Nala, The Lion King)
  • Josh Strickland (Tarzan, Tarzan)
  • Katie Terza (Jasmine, Aladdin)
  • Marisha Wallace (Fortune Teller, Aladdin)
  • Rema Webb (Nala, Shenzi, Rafiki, Sarabi, The Lion King)
  • Alton Fitzgerald White (Mufasa, The Lion King)
  • and Syndee Winters (Nala, The Lion King)

The benefit will include a reunion for 18 Newsies from the show’s Broadway and national touring productions, and a special performance from Broadway Inspirational Voices.

Photo Credit: Disney

You can watch the live stream benefit on the Broadway Cares YouTube account on April 13th by CLICKING HERE.

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Featured Photo Credit: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Source: Theater Mania


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