Chita Rivera, Rosie O'Donnell, BD Wong, Telly Leung, Christopher Jackson, Anika Larsen Set for Evening of Song

An Evening of Song, featuring artists whose work has been preserved on the Yellow Sound Label, will be presented Sept. 15 at 7 PM at Birdland to benefit the Art Attack Foundation.

Telly Leung
Telly Leung

The concert will boast the talents of Tony winner Chita Rivera, Tony winner BD Wong, Telly Leung, Christopher Jackson, Anika Larsen, Jim Caruso and songwriters Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich. Helping kick off the evening will be Rosie O’Donnell, co-founder of the Maravel Arts Center, which has received scholarship support from the Art Attack Foundation.

Michael Croiter is the musical director.

Attendees can expect to hear a mix of standards, pop hits and original songs.

Rivera, who is also the Chairperson of the Art Attack Foundation, said in a statement, “Now, more than ever, young people with talent need our help with training, support, encouragement and above all opportunity. That is exactly what Art Attack provides, and why they need our help, in order to accomplish all that they achieve. That very next scholarship that is given could be the one for a future star in the arts. I am proud and delighted to be a part of this fine organization.”

Founded by Dan Watt, the Art Attack Foundation’s mission is to "inspire community leaders, businesses, and individuals to participate and contribute in the education, enhancement and development of young performing artists. AAF is dedicated to providing opportunities, funding, and encouragement to assist young performers in realizing their full artistic potential."

The Art Attack Foundation is a non-profit; tickets and any donations are tax-deductible. Visit to learn more.