Matt Doyle Joins Lineup for Artists for Elephants Benefit; Concert Will Be Streamed Live

News   Matt Doyle Joins Lineup for Artists for Elephants Benefit; Concert Will Be Streamed Live
 
Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening) has joined the numerous Broadway performers who will take part in an upcoming evening to benefit Artists for Elephants.

Matt Doyle
Matt Doyle Photo by Leslie Hassler

The Dec. 6 concert at Joe's Pub will also feature the talents of the previously announced Ron Bohmer (Ragtime, Little Night Music, Phantom), Jose Llana (Wonderland, Spelling Bee, Flower Drum Song), Carrie Manolakos (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Sean Hingston (Promises, Promises, Contact), Lucia Spina (South Pacific, Legally Blonde, Les Miz), Kristy Cates (Wicked, Jerry Springer), Jason Reiff (The Who’s Tommy, Les Miz), Donna English (Lend Me A Tenor, Forbidden Broadway), the Joe Brent Quartet, Fiasco Theater members Jessie Austrian (Lend Me a Tenor), Noah Brody (Cymbeline), Ben Steinfeld (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Emily Young (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Andy Grotelueschen (Henry V, Cymbeline) and Paul L. Coffey (Cymbeline) with a new song from the writing team of Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys). Show time is 9 PM.

The evening will be directed by Kent Nicholson with music direction and accompaniment by Emily Otto, additional accompaniment by Willem Oosthuysen and Alden Terry.

The event will be streamed live via Livestream.com.

"As recently as thirty years ago, elephants roamed freely over all of Southeast Asia, numbering in the tens of thousands," according to press notes. "Today fewer than 3,000 elephants remain in Thailand. Most are working in the illegal logging trade or tourist parks, or begging on the streets. Many are injured, sick, or underfed and in need of rescue. Artists for Elephants is working to help these elephants and bring them to sanctuaries where they can live in family units, raise healthy babies, and spend the rest of their lives living like elephants free from back-breaking work or performing for tourists."

Tickets are available by visiting joespub.com. *

All proceeds for the event go directly to rescuing and providing care for at risk and in-need elephants. Artists for Elephants is a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a registered public charity.

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