An eclectic collection of last season's Broadway stars will perform in A Sing-In for America Oct. 1 at Los Angeles' Wadsworth Theatre. Hosting the show is John Ritter, who starred in Neil Simon's The Dinner Party, while the talent includes George Gershwin Alone's composer-performer Hershey Felder, Jane Eyre's Rochester James Barbour and Tom Sawyer's Linda Purl.
Amy Yasbeck of "Wings" co-hosts. Also performing are Beauty and the Beast's Fred Applegate, The Lion King's Kevin Bailey, Nine's Eileen Barnett, The Who's Tommy's Marcia Mitzman Gavin, Crazy for You's Harry Groener, The Phantom of the Opera's Dale Kristien, "Caroline in the City"'s Amy Pietz, cabaret's Amanda McBroom, TV's Alan Thicke, "Cybil"'s Alicia Witt, "Best in Show"'s Fred Willard and A Funny Thing on the Way to the Forum's Joanne Worley.
Funds from the event will benefit the American Red Cross disaster Relief Fund, provided for the families of those affected by tragedy. Producers Richard Willis and Joel Zwick, along with Felder, Barbour, Cole and Crivello, organized A Sing-In for America.
There is no charge for the event, but reservations are required. Any donations will be given to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The Wadsworth Theatre is located at 11301 Wilshire Boulevard in Brentwood. For reservations, call (310) 479-3636.
— By Christine Ehren