Broadway Charity Songs paired award-winning musical theatre composers with various charities and asked each composer to write an original song that the charity could use for fundraising purposes. The result, according to press notes, is a "group of songs gifted to the charities – with the hope that the songs 'go viral' – increasing awareness for these outstanding organizations."
The evening, which is hosted by Douglas Carter Beane, features direction by Tom Wojtunik and musical direction by Jonathan Breit.
Performers include Lisa Howard, Natalie Weiss, Marla Mindelle, Lilli Cooper, Taylor Richardson, Jill Abromovitz, Elizabeth Loyacano, Julia Mattison, Colin Israel, Gabe Violet, Jeremy Morse, Emily Rosenfeld, Alex Dreier, Carly Paige Baron, Anthony Pierini, Mary Kate Morrissey, Preston Sadleir, Joey DeBenedetto, Jason Sweettooth Williams, Amy Carrigan, Aaron Komo and Adam Sica.
The aforementioned artists are debuting songs by Andrew Lippa, Adam Gwon, Daniel Maté, Douglas J. Cohen, Beth Falcone, Zoe Samak, Jonathan Reid Gealt, Joshua H. Cohen, Marisa Michelson, Anna Dagmar, Kevin Wanzor, Noel Carey, Andre Catrini, Nadav Wiesel, Sean Patterson and Natalie Tenenbaum.
The concert honors and benefits the following charitable organizations: Look Good, Feel Better; The NY Whale and Dolphin Action League; Help Us Adopt; The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding; Girl Rising; Legacies of War; Men Can Stop Rape; Canstruction; The Pajama Program; The Fresh Air Fund; Art Start; Lighthouse International; and SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders).
Doors open at 6 PM with the concert beginning at 7 PM. Tickets are available by clicking here. Tickets range from $20-$250.