The ninth annual Broadway Meows concert for the Humane Society of New York will be staged at Don't Tell Mama cabaret in New York July 17. The evening will feature performances by a string of Broadway, regional, and touring actors, with proceeds going towards the animal welfare organization.
The concert will consist of songs from composer-lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh, whose cat Smee was saved by the Humane Society and who said he spearheads the concert each year as a way of giving back. The 24 songs are drawn from his cabaret acts and musicals: Love Quirks, More to Love, and Stanley’s Party. The evening will also feature six songs from his new musical, The Diamond as Big as The Ritz, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story of the same title.
Bisen-Hersh will be joined onstage by a cast that includes Celia Mei Rubin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812), Matthew Schatz (Heathers: The Musical), Tyler McKenzie (Mamma Mia!), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night With Fanny Brice), Teresa Hui (Love Quirks), Kimberly Immanuel (Pacific Overtures), Cooper Grodin (The Phantom of the Opera), Megan Masako Haley (Wicked), Elliot Lane (Ghostlight), Austin Ku (Pacific Overtures). Miriam Kushel (More to Love), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Drew Seigla (The Fantasticks), Adam B. Shapiro (The Normal Heart), Edward Tolve (Goodspeed’s Anything Goes) Jelani Remy (The Lion King), Shiniya Daniels, and Dani Granati.
The concert is being produced by Noah W. Sprock. The production stage manager will be Kelly Kohlman.
Don't Tell Mama is located at 343 W. 46th Street. The club charges an $18 cover plus a two-drink minimum (cash only). Call for reservations after 4 PM at (212) 757-0788 or online at Donttellmamanyc.com. For more information on the event, visit BroadwayMeows.