By Andrew Gans
08 Nov 2010
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
The 8 PM concert features the talents of Chris Barron from Spin Doctors, Randy Jones from The Village People, Fred Schneider from The B52s, Sirius Radio star "Cousin Brucie" Morrow, Tony winners Alice Ripley and Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Tony nominee Chad Kimball as well as Kathy Brier, Tituss Burgess, Ben Cameron, Te'Rea Campbell, Jessica Dillan, Anika Ellis, Felicia Finley, John Arthur Greene, Steve Gouveia, Emma Hunton, Adam Kantor, Donnie Kehr, James Kinney, Jeremy Kushnier, Jay Leslie, Ian Liberto, Michael Longoria, Alex Nordin, Jermaine R. Rembert, Sara Schmidt, Jeremy Schonfeld, Nikki Snelson, Wendi Stoltzfus, Doug Storm, Alena Watters and Tommar Wilson.
Donnie Kehr directs the evening, which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Dreams Foundation, Broadway in South Africa and The Bendheim Performing Arts Center Scholarship Fund.
Rockers on Broadway, now in its 17th year, was founded by Kehr while appearing in the Broadway run of The Who's Tommy. He was inspired by Pete Townshend, who wanted the play's performers to experience the feeling of singing with a rock band in a concert-xtyle venue, and to transfer the rawness of that edge to the stage.