Canada’s top Broadway talent will join forces October 30 at Feinstein's/54 Below to raise money for relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Proceeds from BLAME CANADA!: Canada Sings for Puerto Rico will be donated to the UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program run by the Hispanic Federation.
The concert will feature Astrid Van Wieren and Susan Dunstan, who currently star in Come From Away, as well as Nicolas Dromard (Jersey Boys), Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful), Jeigh Madjus (Here Lies Love), Ryan Silverman (Side Show), Jacqui Sirois, Evan Alexander Smith (Dirty Dancing), Liam Tobin (Beautiful), and Danielle Wade (winner of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Over The Rainbow). Music direction is by Rick Fox (Doctor Zhivago); show time is 9:30 PM.
The evening will showcase the best in new Canadian musical theatre, highlighting music by members of the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective. Attendees can expect songs by Sankoff & Hein (Come From Away), Neil Bartram (The Story of My Life, The Theory of Relativity), Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal (Prom Queen), and a performance by composer Corey Payette with music from his new show Children of God.
“We are deeply saddened by the events in Puerto Rico,” producers of the benefit said in a statement. “The devastation is far reaching and more needs to be done. From one community to another, we want to do our part to support the recovery and relief efforts.”
There is a $25–$35 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at 54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4 PM are available by calling (646) 476-3551.
For more information on UNIDOS, visit HispanicFederation.org.