PHOTO CALL: Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Bryce Pinkham, Adam Chanler-Berat, Robin De Jesus and More
Stand Up for Freedom
Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Telly Leung and more were part of the annual benefit concert Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, which takes place July 21 at the Skirball Center.
Susan Blackwell ( [title of show], Volleygirls) returned to host the 7:30 PM concert, which had musical direction by Paul Staroba. Daniel Goldstein ( ) directed. Godspell
In addition to Tony winner Hall (
), Tony nominee Keenan-Bolger ( Hedwig and the Angry Inch ) and Leung ( The Glass Menagerie Godspell, "Glee"), the benefit featured Tony nominee Condola Rashad ( ), Tony nominee Stick Fly 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 ( ), Liana Stampur and the Clinton Curtis band. Cinderella
The evening also included a video from
Andrew Keenan-Bolger ( ) and new music by Newsies 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.
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Hand to God
Mild-mannered Jason unhappily has to participate in a Jesus-themed puppet show at his church. However, he soon discovers that his puppet, Tyrone, has a mind of its own.
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