Ripley, Young, DeGarmo, Chase and Cast of Hair Set for Rockers on Broadway Concert
By Adam Hetrick
Tony Award winners Alice Ripley and John Lloyd Young will lead the line-up for the Rockers on Broadway Celebrating the 60's concert at B.B. Kings on Nov. 2.
Donnie Kehr, who appeared in the 1993 rock musical The Who's Tommy, created the organization that features Broadway talent rocking out with a live band. The latest concert will benefit BC/EFA, as well as the Broadway Dreams Foundation and the Bendheim Performing Arts Center.
In addition to Ripley (Next to Normal) and Young (Jersey Boys), the evening will feature Tony nominee J. Robert Spencer (Next to Normal), Chad Kimball (Memphis), Will Chase (Billy Elliot, High Fidelity), Diana DeGarmo (Toxic Avenger), Tituss Burgess (Guys and Dolls), Lisa Brescia (Wicked), Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening), Ben Cameron (Wicked), Ta’Rea Campbell (Little Shop of Horrors), Kathy Deitch (Wicked), David Larsen (Billy Elliot), Greg Reuter (Shrek), Douglas Crawford, Steve Gouviea, Sean Jeness, Michelle Kinney, composer Jeremy Schonfeld, Donnie Kehr and cast members of Hair.
Also featured will be Lesley Gore, Eddie Brigati and Gene Cornish (The Rascals), Lou Christie, Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) and The Rip Chords.
DJ "Cousin Brucie" Morrow will host the 8 PM evening, directed by Kehr, that will be backed by band members Ted Baker, Kevin Dow, Matt Garrison, Kevin Kuhn, David Kuhn, Jay Leslie, Ethan Popp and John Putnam. Ethan Popp serves as musical director with choreography by Greg Graham, lighting by Herrick Goldman and Susan Nicholson and projection design by Wendall Harrington.
For tickets visit TicketMaster.com. B.B. Kings is located on West 42nd Street in Manhattan.
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