This slate of Broadway spellers at this year's Broadway Bee will include Paige Davis (Chicago), Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!), J. Harrison Ghee (Kinky Boots), Jelani Remy (Ain't Too Proud), Lee Aaron Rosen (Angels in America), Evan Todd (Beautiful), Zach Hess (Frozen), Lauryn Ciardullo (Aladdin), Afra Hines (Hadestown), and Alex Weisman (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee-inspired event will be hosted by the William Finn-Rachel Sheinkin musical's original conceivors, Rebecca Feldman and Jay Reiss. Mean Girls Tony nominee Taylor Louderman will serve as the event's comfort counselor.
The event, hosted by Broadway Bound Kids, pits multiple teams of Broadway stars against each other in a spelling bee. Now in its fourth year, the evening benefits Broadway Bound Kids' programs bringing performing arts to New York City children, including community-based workshops, school-based arts residencies, summer programs, full-scale productions, master classes with Broadway professionals, and tickets to Broadway shows. Participating teams can earn "lifelines" to help them along the way towards winning the Bee Trophy by fundraising.
Tickets for the Broadway Bee start at $35 for standing room tickets, and go up to $1,200 for VIP tables that seat eight. For more information and tickets, visit BroadwayBoundKids.org.