The previously announced Broadway Baby Mamas concert, set for March 15 at Feinstein’s/54 Below, will now help raise funds for Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles following the tragic loss of her four-year-old daughter.
Miles, who was scheduled to appear in the concert (originally a benefit for Planned Parenthood), and her daughter Abigail Blumenstein were among five who were struck by a driver at a Brooklyn intersection March 5. Blumenstein and another child, one-year-old Joshua Lew, were pronounced dead on the scene. Miles and Lew’s mother Lauren are now in stable condition.
Miles announced in January that she and husband Jonathan Blumenstein are expecting; company manager Jack Stephens, who set up a GoFundMe campaign for the family, reports that the unborn baby was unharmed in the incident. A separate campaign was additionally established for the Lew family.
Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger will host the performances, scheduled for 9:30 and 11:30 PM. The lineup includes Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block, Anika Larsen, and Lauren Worsham (each scheduled to appear at the 9:30 show only), as well as Ashley Brown, Nikki Renee Daniels, Sara Jean Ford, Jenn Gambatese, Megan McGinnis, Lisa O’Hare, and Pearl Sun.
The event will also feature Alison Cimmet, Cara Cooper, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Blair Goldberg, Leah Horowitz, Joanne Javien, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Amy Justman, Jamie Karen, Garrett Elise Long, Gina Milo, Happy McPartlin, Jessica McRoberts, Kat Nejat, Lindsay Northen, Katie O’Toole, Liz Pearce, Lyn Philistine, Allison Posner, Jessica Rush, Kristen Beth Williams, Dana Winkle, and Jessica Tyler Wright.
Actors Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush formed the Broadway Baby Mamas group after the birth of their daughters to connect with fellow mothers in the industry. Since then, over 200 women have joined. The two produce the benefit alongside Worsham.
There is a $30-50 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. For tickets, visit 54Below.com.