Jordin Sparks, Tom Wopat, Brenda Braxton, Bianca Marroquin Set for To Mexico From New York Concert

News   Jordin Sparks, Tom Wopat, Brenda Braxton, Bianca Marroquin Set for To Mexico From New York Concert
 
To Mexico From New York with Love, a one-night-only benefit concert for those affected by Hurricane Alex, will be held Sept. 1 at the Merkin Concert Hall in the Kaufman Center.

Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks

Organized by Broadway actress Bianca Marroquin (In the Heights, Chicago), the 8 PM concert will feature performances from Jordin Sparks (In the Heights), Tony nominee Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair), Carol Woods (Chicago), Jaime Camil, Tony nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe’s Café), Raymond Bokhour (Chicago), Roberto Araujo, Eddie Bennett, Dylis Croman, Rosie Fiedleman, Ruben Flores, Gabriela Garcia, Doreen Montalvo, Sharon Moore, Rick Negron and Marcos Santana.

In a statement Marroquin said, "I got frustrated at seeing the horrific images of places in Monterrey and Tamaulipas – and it was devastating to talk to people from home who were going through such incredibly tough times as a result of Hurricane Alex. Because of my Broadway commitments, I’ve not been able to participate in any of the local charity events that are happening in Mexico, so I decided to organize something here, with the incredible support of my friends in the theatre community. And the response from my Broadway friends has been truly overwhelming. I know that their love, support and talent will make this concert a truly spectacular event."

All proceeds from the event will be donated to service organizations helping those in northern Mexico who were affected by Hurricane Alex.

Tickets are $50 each and are available by visiting www.kaufman-center.org or by calling (212) 501-3330.

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