Jason Gotay, Ashley Kate Adams, Anthony Lee Medina, Brian Charles Rooney and More Set for Broadway Can! Benefit
By Michael Gioia
The fourth annual Broadway Can!, a concert for the Citymeals-on-Wheels and City Harvest, will be offered Nov. 11 at Don't Tell Mama in NYC.
The 8 PM concert, which will feature the music of songwriter Seth Bisen-Hersh, will include Ashley Kate Adams (La Cage aux Folles), Morgan Billings (The Sound of Music), Nora Fox Blackall (The Sound of Music), Toby Blackwell (Rent), Brian Childers (Danny and Sylvia), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night with Fanny Brice), Nina Hennessey (Bye, Bye Birdie), Kaitlin Kiyan (Hair), Elise Levin (Born Blue), Anthony Lee Medina (Spring Awakening), Elly Noble (Carrie), Rori Nogee (Pinkalicious), Caryn Osofsky (The Fantasticks), David Perlman (Baby It's You), Kristine Reese (Wicked), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Courter Simmons (Jersey Boys), Shelley Thomas (Rent) and Elisa Winter (Sweeney Todd).
Broadway Can! will be produced by Dennis Fowler, directed by Laura Pestronk and stage managed by Andrew Morton and Emma Peele.
Audiences can expect to hear 21 songs from Bisen-Hersh's catalog, featuring songs from Love Quirks, More to Love, What If...? and Malka. Songs will include "Thanksgiving Day," "It's Not You, It's Me," "I'm Not Interested in You," "Why Do I Always Fall for Straight Boys?," "Can You Believe I Was Ever Sad We Broke Up?" and "Hey!"
Proceeds from the evening will go to Citymeals-on-Wheels, which "raises private funds to ensure no homebound elderly New Yorker will ever go a day without food or human company." Canned goods will be donated to City Harvest, which has "served New York City for more than 25 years [as a] food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women and children."
Don't Tell Mama is located at 343 W. 46th Street. There will be a $17 cover plus a two-drink minimum. For reservations, call (212) 757-0788 or visit DontTellMamaNYC.com.
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