By Carey Purcell
13 May 2013
Performers include Lilla Crawford and her Annie co-stars Madi Rae DiPietro, Junah Jang, Tyrah Skye Odoms, Brooklyn Shuck, Sadie Sink and Jaidyn Young, as well as Justin Barnette (Encore’s Fiorello!), Jared Thomas Bradshaw (Jersey Boys, Forbidden Broadway), Kathy Calahan (Mary Poppins), Ryan Kasprzak ("So You Think You Can Dance," "Smash" asst. choreographer), Amanda Lea LaVergne (Annie, Grease), Megan Lewis (Bare, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Grey Gardens), Desi Oakley (Annie, Wicked), Shannon Oliver (Miss New York 2012), Ryan VanDenBoom (Annie), Laurie Veldheer (Newsies) and Mikey ("Sandy" in Annie).
The benefit is hosted by Broadway’s David Rossetti (Annie), who also serves as the benefit creator, coordinator and co-director with Cedric Hill. All proceeds benefit the ongoing youth theatre programs supported by the Y's Strong Kids Campaign.
Audiences can expect to hear "I Won't Grow Up" from Peter Pan and "Children Will Listen" from Into the Woods.