Idina Menzel to Return to the Gershwin for Sept. 25 Benefit Concert

News   Idina Menzel to Return to the Gershwin for Sept. 25 Benefit Concert
 
Idina Menzel, who won a Tony Award for playing the role of Elphaba in Wicked, will return to the Gershwin Theatre Sept. 25. The actress, who will soon be seen in the Public Theater's See What I Wanna See, has just joined the starry line-up for the Broadway's Celebrity Benefit for Hurricane Relief.
Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Those also scheduled to perform at the 8:30 PM concert — produced by the company of Wicked and made possible by the Nederlander Organization — include Bryan Batt, Shoshana Bean, Victoria Clark, Charlotte D'Amboise, Jill Eikenberry, Raul Esparza, Ricky Ian Gordon, Adam Guettel, Shuler Hensley, Megan Hilty, Bill Irwin, Cheyenne Jackson, Brian d'Arcy James, Isabelle Keating, Judy Kuhn, Adriane Lenox, Susan Lucci, Terrence Mann, Rue McClanahan, Michael McElroy, Idina Menzel, Liza Minnelli, Julia Murney, Bebe Neuwirth, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara, Denis O'Hare, Elizabeth Parkinson, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce, Phylicia Rashad, Keith Roberts, Jai Rodriguez, Carole Shelley, Christopher Sieber, Daniel Sunjata, Michael Tucker, Ben Vereen, Frederick Weller and The Broadway Inspirational Voices as well as the casts of All Shook Up, Avenue Q Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, Mamma Mia!, Rent, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Wicked.

In a recent statement, Wicked's Ben Vereen said, "On Monday August 29th, 2005 Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast like no other storm in recorded history. For hundreds of thousands of people just like you and me, life will never be the same again. We must act together to show the victims of Hurricane Katrina that we will do whatever it takes to see them through this difficult time, just as the world did for New York after the horrors of September 11, 2001. When ticket sales hit an all time low and businesses were struggling to keep their doors open, our fellow Americans rallied around our city. They came to stay in our hotels, eat at our restaurants, shop in our stores... and they came to see our shows!"

Tickets for the concert are priced $100 and $300 and are available by visiting the Gershwin Theatre box office, by calling (212) 307-4100 or by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com. The Gershwin Theatre is located at 222 West 51st Street.

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