The NYCLU is one of the nation's foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights and was founded in 1951 as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Amongst the big-hitting Broadway lineup on July 21, other notable performers will include radio personality and Playbill.com staff writer Seth Rudetsky, Todd Buonopane ("30 Rock") and Broadway Stands Up for Freedom founding performer Liana Stampur with the Clinton Curtis band. Susan Blackwell will return to host, Daniel Goldstein returns to direct and Paul Staroba will make his NYCLU debut as music director.
Proceeds from the show benefit the NYCLU’s youth programs, including its work with LGBT teenagers and the Teen Activist Project, which engages New York City youth as organizers and peer educators on civil rights and civil liberties.
In addition to the performances, the one-night-only benefit will feature an original video by Broadway’s Andrew Keenan-Bolger (see his 2013 video here) and new music by Broadway composer Michael Friedman.
For more information about this year's show, including a complete list of performers, visit nyclu.org/broadway.
Visit the Shagan Box Office in the NYU Skirball Center lobby (566 LaGuardia Place). Individual tickets are $60; VIP tickets and sponsorship packages begin at $100. To purchase, visit nyuskirball.org/calendar/nyclu2014, or call (212) 352-3101.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.