Richard Kind Hosts Born for Broadway, Featuring Wesley Taylor, John Tartaglia, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Adriane Lenox, Lesli Margherita, Tonight

News   Richard Kind Hosts Born for Broadway, Featuring Wesley Taylor, John Tartaglia, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Adriane Lenox, Lesli Margherita, Tonight Stage and screen star Richard Kind, a Tony nominee for The Big Knife, hosts the fifth annual Born for Broadway fundraiser Oct. 13 at 8 PM at the Merkin Concert Hall.

Lesli Margherita
Lesli Margherita

The evening marks Kind’s second time hosting the show, which he helped to inaugurate in 2009.

Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge directs the fundraiser with music direction by Lawrence Yurman.

Performers include Adrian Bailey, Ashley Blanchet, Danielle Brooks, E. Clayton Cornelius, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Khaya, Carole Lasser, Adriane Lenox, Lesli Margherita, Zane, Timothy McDevitt, Robert Petkoff, Steve Rosen, Jesse Ruben, Peter Scolari, Ryan Silverman, Ali Stroker, John Tartaglia, Wesley Taylor, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman and Rema Webb.

Founder and executive producer Sarah Galli created Born for Broadway in 2003 as a way to give back to her community after her brother Jeff suffered a spinal cord injury. Eleven years later, it has evolved from a student-run music revue into an annual cabaret that brings together established Broadway and television performers and emerging talent, including individuals with paralysis, to benefit paralysis-related causes.

Tickets are on sale for $25-75 at bornforbroadway.com. All proceeds benefit Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, a nonprofit that supports international advocacy, education and spinal cord injury research.

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center is located at 129 W. 67th Street.

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