Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, with Hedwig's Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Telly Leung, Held Tonight

Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Telly Leung and more are part of the annual benefit concert Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, which takes place July 21 at the Skirball Center.

Celia Keenan-Bolger
Celia Keenan-Bolger

Susan Blackwell ( [title of show], Volleygirls) returns to host the 7:30 PM concert, which has musical direction by Paul Staroba. Daniel Goldstein ( Godspell) directs.

In addition to Tony winner Hall ( Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Tony nominee Keenan-Bolger ( The Glass Menagerie) and Leung ( Godspell, "Glee"), the benefit features Tony nominee Condola Rashad ( Stick Fly), Tony nominee Robin De Jesus ( La Cage), Adam Chanler-Berat ( Next to Normal), Justin Guarini ( Romeo and Juliet), Barrett Foa ( Buyer & Cellar), Zach Unger, Seth Rudetsky, Todd Buonopane ( Cinderella), Liana Stampur and the Clinton Curtis band.

The evening also includes a video from Andrew Keenan-Bolger ( Newsies) and new music by Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson composer Michael Friedman.

All proceeds benefit the NYCLU's youth programming, including work for LGBT teenagers; the Teen Health Initiative, which educates teenagers on their rights to access health care in New York City; and its work to stop overly aggressive policing and military recruiting in the city’s public schools.

For tickets, beginning at $60, visit NYCLU.org/Bway. The Skirball Center is located at 566 LaGuardia Place.