The Lilly Awards Will Celebrate Women Songwriters with Concert Featuring Dozens of Broadway Artists

News   The Lilly Awards Will Celebrate Women Songwriters with Concert Featuring Dozens of Broadway Artists
 
The Lilly Awards Foundation will present The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway leading ladies Chilina Kennedy, Kate Baldwin, Emily Skeggs, Sydney Lucas and Lesli Margherita, among other stars, Nov. 9.

The one-night-only benefit concert is directed by Leigh Silverman, with musical direction by Georgia Stitt, and will take place at The Cutting Room in Manhattan.

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret is set to feature musical numbers from Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, The Color Purple, The Drowsy Chaperone, Runaways, Doctor Zhivago, It Shoulda Been You and more.

It will celebrate the work of women songwriters Kristen Anderson‐Lopez, Barbara Anselmi, Carmel Dean, Lisa DeSpain, Bridget Everett, Jenny Giering, Julie Gold, Micki Grant, Amanda Green, Carole King, Lisa Kron, Lisa Lambert, Cyndi Lauper, Amy Powers, Lauren Pritchard, Brenda Russell, Lucy Simon, Jenny Stafford, Georgia Stitt, Elizabeth Swados, Shaina Taub, Jeanine Tesori and Allee Willis.

Also included in the line-up of performers are Kelly Barrett (Wicked), Bridget Everett (Rock Bottom), Gina Ferrall (Mamma Mia!), Amanda Green (Bring It On, The Musical), Julie Gold ("From a Distance"), Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys), Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple), Kenita Miller (The Wild Party), Bonnie Milligan (Jasper in Deadland), Tam Mutu (Dr. Zhivago), Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Shania Taub (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Sally Wilfert (Assassins), Grace Capeless (The Lion King), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I), Akira Golz (Matilda), Jake Lucas (The King and I) and Alexandria Suarez (On Your Feet).

Proceeds will benefit the Lilly Awards Foundation, dedicated to promoting gender parity and celebrating the work of women in the theatre industry. Tickets to the concert range from $75-$400 and can be purchased at TheLillyAwards or Artful.

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