During the event, the child actors will assemble Easter baskets for the children of Freedom House, a shelter for disabled women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Many of the child actors who will participate in the event are from past and present Broadway productions, including Grey Gardens (on which East of Doheny is a producer), Tarzan, Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, The Color Purple and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Kelly Gonda, East of Doheny's president, said in a statement, "Broadway's kids are in a unique position to spark their peers into community action. Some of these actors have portrayed the unfortunate realities of underprivileged children, everything from homelessness to living in abusive households. They have provided a face for those in need, making them the perfect advocates for children less fortunate."
East of Doheny intends to host other Broadway Kids Care events throughout the year in support of other shelters, senior citizen facilities and medical centers.
Spanky's BBQ is located at 127 West 43rd Street in Manhattan. For information about East of Doheny, visit www.eastofdoheny.com. For more information about Freedom House, call (212) 677-6668 or visit www.bflnyc.org.