Actors from Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale, Wicked, and other shows will help write A Love Letter to Houston, an October 30 New York concert designed to raise money to help residents of that hurricane-ravaged city.
The event will take place at 8 PM at the Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street in Manhattan.
Among the scheduled performers: Dear Evan Hansen’s Kristolyn Lloyd and Laura Dreyfuss, A Bronx Tale’s Nick Cordero, Wicked’s Eden Espinosa, Passing Strange’s De’Adre Aziza, Beautiful’s Kara Lindsay, plus actors to be announced from Hamilton, The Color Purple, Jersey Boys, Waitress, Once on This Island, Frozen, and Mean Girls, along with television’s Glee and Rebel. The lineup is subject to change.
Proceeds will go to The Houston Food Bank.
Kristolyn Lloyd, a Houston native who will also direct and co-produce the concert, said she is spearheading the event because “I felt helpless and was getting antsy not being able to do more. So, when it was suggested that I do a benefit concert, I was immediately inspired with the idea of bringing all the things that I love about the city of Houston here to my community in New York City. The entire night is a celebration and tribute to the amazing artist that Houston has birthed. From ZZ Top, to Beyoncé, Kenny Rogers, Robert Glasper, Johnny Nash—everything you see and hear that night was written or created by a born and raised Houstonian.”
Tickets cost $60 in advance, $75 at the door, $125 for VIP seating.