Lauren Kennedy, Seth Rudetsky, Richard Kind and More Are Part of New York Rocks for The Rock Benefit Dec. 17

New York Rocks for The Rock, a benefit for the Flat Rock Playhouse in North Carolina, is presented Dec. 17 at 7 PM in Manhattan at the Times Square Arts Center.

Richard Kind hosts the evening, which features the talents of Lauren Kennedy, Seth Rudetsky, Klea Blackhurst, Garrett Long, Michael Jablonski, Gwendolyn Jones, Carey Anderson, Leslie Odom Jr., Libby Servais, Amy Toporek, Ben Hope, Nick Kepley and Matthew Friedman. Michael Marotta directs with musical direction by Amy Jones.

In an earlier statement actress Lauren Kennedy said, "I have worked at Flat Rock Playhouse three times and I have fallen in love with Western North Carolina and the amazing community of theatre professionals there. It is such a wonderful and nurturing place to work! I believe so staunchly in their mission of developing new theatre and developing new artists."

Times Square Arts Center is located at 669 8th Ave. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $40 for priority seating (first three rows in the theatre). Tickets can be purchased by calling the Flat Rock box office at (866) 732-8008 or cash only at the door on the day of the event. Donations can be made by clicking here.