Ben Vereen, Juan Pablo Espinosa, Mary Birdsong, Stacey Oristano, Anthony Federov, Quinn Cummings, and Mary Bond Davis have joined the lineup for the May 24 presentation of Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!
The fifth concert in the monthly fundraising series will also feature performances by Chita Rivera, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Rachel Bloom, Helen Reddy, Wayne Brady, Wilson Cruz, Dan Bucatinsky, and Barrett Foa at 7 PM May 24 in Royce Hall on the University of California campus in Los Angeles.
The concert will be directed by Tony nominee Lisa Mordente. Three previous concerts in the series were done in New York and one in Chicago.
For those unable to attend in person, the Los Angeles concert will be broadcast live via Facebook Live and at ConcertsforAmerica.com, beginning at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT.
Created and hosted by Playbill columnist Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! series benefits five national organizations working to protect human rights: Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, The Sierra Club Foundation, NAACP, and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The event is created and organized in association with Your Kids, Our Kids, with the support of The Actors Fund. It is co-produced by Joey Monda and Frankie Dailey.
Check out photos from the March Concert in America that was presented in Chicago:
Concert for America in Chicago with Chita Rivera and Hamilton Stars
Rivera, Hilty, Jackson, and Rudetsky have been special guest performers on several of Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Playbill’s inaugural river cruise along the Rhône River in May 2017 is sold out, but cabins are available for the Rhine River cruise in August 2017, featuring Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, and Santino Fontana. Playbill Travel is now also booking Broadway on the Danube River for November 2017, with celebrity guests to be announced. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.