Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lindsay Mendez and More Part of Broadway Stands Up for Freedom Concert July 23
By Adam Hetrick
The Broadway Stands Up for Freedom benefit concert, featuring Celia Keenan-Bolger, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Lindsay Mendez, is held July 23 at the Skirball Center.
Seth Rudetsky hosts and musical directs the 7:30 PM concert that is directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell). Tony Kushner is the evening's honorary chair.
The event promises performances and appearances by Tony Award nominee Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher), Odom, Jr. (Leap of Faith) and Mendez (Dogfight, Godspell), as well as Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia!), Uzo Aduba (Godspell), Nikki Renée Daniels (Porgy & Bess), Darius de Haas (Rent), Ripley Sobo (Once), The Broadway Boys, Ethan Lipton and his Orchestra, and founding performer Liana Stampur with Clinton Curtis.
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.
For tickets, beginning at $60, visit NYCLU.org/Bway. The Skirball Center is located at 566 LaGuardia Place.
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