Lilly Awards Benefit, Honoring Women in Theatre, Will Feature Lindsay Mendez, Heidi Blickenstaff, Steven Pasquale and More

News   Lilly Awards Benefit, Honoring Women in Theatre, Will Feature Lindsay Mendez, Heidi Blickenstaff, Steven Pasquale and More The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, featuring Broadway stars performing songs written by women, will be presented Nov. 10 at Birdland.

The event will benefit The Lilly Awards Foundation, whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theatre.

The concert will include Clyde Alves, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony Yazbeck, the leads in the current revival, singing from On The Town; The Broadway Boys singing from Once On This Island; Carol Hall singing from her show The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with special guests Jenn Colella, Lindsay Mendez and Keala Settle; Debra Monk and Cass Morgan singing from their show Pump Boys and Dinettes; Steven Pasquale and Douglas Sills singing from The Secret Garden; Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford singing from their show I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road; Amanda Green and friends singing from her show Hands on a Hardbody; Kate Wetherhead and Maria Thayer singing from Bernice Bobs Her Hair; Heidi Blickenstaff, Jessica Vosk and Caitlin Kinnunen singing from The Danger Year by Georgia Stitt; and Katrina Rose Dideriksen singing from Feral.

Special appearances will include Jason Robert Brown, Zina Goldrich, Marcy Heisler and Valerie Vigoda. Additional singers and songwriters will be announced at a later date.

The evening will be directed by Daisy Prince with musical direction by Georgia Stitt and co-produced by Amanda Green and Stitt.

A VIP reception begins at 5:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the performances begin at 7 PM. Founded by Julia Jordan, Marsha Norman and Theresa Rebeck, the Lilly Awards were started in spring 2010 as a way to honor the work of women in the American theatre. The awards are named for Lillian Hellman, a pioneering American playwright who said, "You need to write like the devil and act like one when necessary."

Birdland is located at 315 W. 44th Street in NYC. Tickets range from $50 to $250 and can be purchased at thelillyawards.org or artful.ly.

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