Broadway's Donna Lynne Champlin Will Present Ode To Joy Auction to Beat ALS

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12 Jun 2014

Carol Burnett, Harold Prince, Kristin Chenoweth and Lily Rabe are among the supporters of or donors to Donna Lynne Champlin's (Sweeney Todd, Billy Elliot) Ode to Joy – a national online auction to combat ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, through June 20.



Champlin's personal connection to the auction fundraiser is her sister-in-law Joy Parker, who lives with ALS.

Among the items to be auctioned are music notes from the original Next to Normal production with signatures from composer and lyricist Tom Kitt, a signed "Glee" script, an hour-long meeting with Tony-winning director Hal Prince and an original ink-drawing by Guys and Dolls composer Frank Loesser.

In addition to the online auction, an Ode to Joy fundraising event will happen in Rochester, NY June 21 including a barbeque, family entertainment and separate live auction for local bidders.

To learn more about the auction and for a sneak peek at some of the items, check out Champlin's video here or visit simplejoysonline.net/odetojoy.