The event also includes performances by such theatre stars as three of the four leads from Jersey Boys (Young, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer), Jarrod Emick (The Boy From Oz, Damn Yankees), Billy Porter (Smokey Joe’s Café, Grease!), Tituss Burgess (Jersey Boys, Good Vibrations), Steve Gouveia (Jersey Boys), Donnie Kehr (Jersey Boys, The Who’s Tommy), Michael Lanning (The Civil War), Greg Reuter (Spamalot), Sara Schmidt (Jersey Boys, Brooklyn) and Jeremy Schonfeld (Drift).
Also performing are the pop star Micky Dolenz (Aida, The Monkees), the country star Larry Gatlin, the singer-songwriter Kate Taylor, the '60s favorites The Tokens ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight") and the team of Mark Pender and Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg ("Late Night with Conan O’Brien").
Leslie Gore (the song "It's My Party") is scheduled to make an "appearance."
Patrick Wilson, Will Chase, Norm Lewis, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Sherie René Scott, Christian Hoff and Matt Stocke were originally announced for the event, but are no longer able to participate. The event is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Wingspan Arts, Inc., presented by Donnie Kehr, Cori Gardner and Good To Go Entertainment.
Kehr founded the Rockers on Broadway series in 1993 to give Broadway actors the experience of performing in a rock concert.
The BB King Blues Club & Grill is located in Manhattan at 237 West 42nd Street. For more information visit www.rockersonbroadway.com.