PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: "Glee" Star Alex Newell, Christine Dwyer, Robin De Jesus and 25 More Share Songs of Pride

By Michael Gioia
22 Jun 2014

Bryan Campione and Harold Lewter will present Broadway Celebrates Pride Week, a concert kicking off New York City Pride week that will benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute, June 23 at 54 Below. In anticipation of the evening, the cast picks songs of pride as part of this week's Playbill Playlist



The 9:30 PM concert will feature performances by "Glee" actor Alex Newell, two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles), Bryan Terrell Clark (Motown), composer Scott Alan, Christine Dwyer (Wicked), composer Bobby Cronin, Tracy McDowell (Motown), Mykal Kilgore (Motown), Bethany Moore (Pippin), Robert Pendilla (Kinky Boots), composer Joey Contreras, Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Gerard Salvador (Mamma Mia!), Dimitri Moïse (The Book of Mormon), Alan Shaw (national tour of Les Misérables), Kat Hennessey (Wicked in Japan), Corey Desjardins (Independents), Talia Thiesfield (Fox's "The Following") and Elizabeth Urbanzyck.

#SheHasHadIt creator Jarvis Derrell will make a special appearance, and a song composed by composers Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar will be performed.

Here's how the evening is billed: "Oh, what a night this will be, when all the colors of the rainbow unite in support of the LGBTQ Broadway Community for this Pride extravaganza! Featuring many of Broadway's best and brightest performing songs from Broadway, pop, rock, soul, country, and beyond, a portion of the evening's proceeds will also go to support the Hetrick-Martin Institute."

Michael McAssey will provide music direction.

As previously announced, Playbill celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month by altering its iconic logo to rainbow, providing our readers with "30 Days of Pride" feature stories and more.

The Hetrick-Martin Institute is a leading professional provider of social support and programming for at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) youth. HMI youth members, ranging in age from 12 to 24, come from over 300 zip codes throughout all of New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area.

54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. There is a $25-$35 cover charge plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit 54Below.com.

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