The evening, an annual benefit for The Performing Arts Project, will begin at 9:30 PM.
[title of show] stars Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell will host the concert, which promises "fabulous performers sharing video of their most embarrassing moments onstage and then redeeming themselves by recreating that moment."
Performers include Tony Award winner Billy Crudup (No Man's Land/Waiting for Godot, The Coast of Utopia), Rose Hemingway (How to Succeed…), Taran Killam ("Saturday Night Live," "12 Years a Slave"), Kelli O'Hara (The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work, South Pacific), Ben Platt (The Book of Mormon, "Pitch Perfect"), Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County, Reasons to be Pretty, "Rescue Me") and Krysta Rodriguez (First Date, The Addams Family, "Smash"), among others.
Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Big Fish, The Addams Family) will serve as the music director.
At the end of the evening, the audience will vote on the performer who most redeemed themselves through their efforts that night. Bell and Blackwell were the winners of the event last year, which Pasquale developed with his peers in mind. "This benefit is to remind us all that we all have failed. And failed miserably; in my case in particular," said Pasquale. "But it's also to remind us about persistence, and focus, and moving forward. And about recognizing how important it is to not take ourselves too seriously. It will be a crazy fun night."
The Performing Arts Project is a not-for-profit organization formed by a group of educators and entertainment industry professionals to "help prepare the next generation of performers. The Performing Arts Project offers dynamic and constantly evolving annual programming, the cornerstone of which is a three-week summer intensive during the month of July." Funds raised during this benefit will go directly towards scholarships and student programming costs.