The event will be hosted by David Alan Grier and Richard Thomas, who are currently starring in David Mamet's Race on Broadway. Performers scheduled to take part include Janine DaVita (Grease), Michael Lanning (The Civil War), singer-songwriter Scott Alan and Leigh Taylor-Smith (2008's Miss New York). According to press notes, "the music and voices of Broadway, the passion of spoken word and slam poetry, the rhythm of indie rock, R&B and reggae will all come together in one night" for the event.
Proceeds from the event will go to GHESKIO Medical Center, the medical relief organization in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The funds will be sent to GHESKIO via Weill Cornell Medical College.
The Canal Room is located at 285 West Broadway at Canal Street. For tickets, visit canalroom.com. For more information on the concert, visit lightforhaiti.net.
GHESKIO Medical Center is located in Port-au-Prince at the center of the devastation of the recent earthquake in Haiti, and is committed to giving medical assistance to the earthquake's survivors in addition to continuing its regular work with HIV and tuberculosis patients.