It’s kinda crazy how blessed I am with the people in my life. New friends I’ve met along this twisty path, old dear comrades of the ages, and so many in between, inspiring the heck outta me at every turn. When people give free reign to their brilliance, especially in service to others, it makes me ridiculously proud. Two dear friends I’ve loved for many years are involved in this laudable and hugely graceful project–one as organizer and one as performer–they rock my world.
From Broadway With Love, a Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook is a beautiful act of generosity: Monday night, January 28, at 7:00PM, some of the finest Broadway performers you could hope for are putting on a show to raise funds for the United Way of Western Connecticut’s Sandy Hook School Fund. In response to the tragedy at that school in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, when we all lost a piece of ourselves, the entire nation (and communities well beyond US borders) mourned. On this special Monday night, Broadway producers, stars, dancers, writers, and directors, lend their hearts and talents in support of the community hard at work healing. Families affected by the event and first-responders all get in free, as will as many other students and families and teachers and staff as they can manage. The rest of us can buy tickets or support from afar to make this evening of song and dance and laughter, and of course tears, happen. Taking the stage at the Palace Theater in Waterbury (20 minutes from the school) will be bunches of names you know, and more you’ll be happy to learn: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Linda Eder, Stephen Schwartz, Mickey Dolenz, Marc Shaiman, Michael Cerveris, Christine Ebersole, Frank Wildhorn, Nikki Blonskey, Andrea McArdle, Alan Muraoka and the Muppets and Sesame Street cast members…and so many more.
It’s about pouring out warmth from hearts opened wide. It is what we all are up to, and I could not be more proud of everyone who is taking this on. Find out more and see if you can get a ticket here, and grab your wallet so you can donate here.