THE SCREENING ROOM: Broadway Backs Boston Benefit, With Nick Adams, Corey Mach, Ariana DeBose and More
By Michael Gioia
Nick Adams, Corey Mach and Ariana DeBose were among the performers who took part in Broadway Backs Boston, an evening where Broadway performers come together to support those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy, May 6 in New York City. Here are highlights from the evening.
"In light of the recent tragedy in Boston, 15+ members of the Broadway community perform[ed] at the Beechman," according to press notes. "All proceeds will go to the One Fund Boston. This charity was set up to help the people most affected by the unfortunate event that occurred in Boston on April 15."
Performers included Adams (Pricilla Queen of the Desert, La Cage aux Folles), Larkin Bogan (Hair, Wicked), Matt DeAngelis (Hair, American Idiot), Jeanna de Waal (Wicked, American Idiot), Dan Gleason (American Idiot), Marcus Paul James (In The Heights, Rent), Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell), Mach (Hands on a Hardbody, Godspell), Ben Thompson (Matilda The Musical, American Idiot) and DeBose (Motown, Bring It On), among others. The concerts were musically directed by Eli Zoller.
"As a native Bostonian and longtime New York resident, it broke my heart to see my neighbors and friends in such pain broadcast on the television," said performer DeAngelis in an earlier statement. "I'm incredibly humbled by the support of the Broadway community coming together to help organize this event to aid those in need. This is going to be a very special night, not to be missed."
Videography is by Shoshana Feinstein.
Ben Brown, Abby Church, Erin Krom, Andromeda Turre, Nik Walker - "Hold Your Head Up High":
Nick Adams - "On the Street Where You Live":
Ariana DeBose - "Home":
Larkin Bogan - "The Boat Song":
Mary Callanan - "Love Will Keep Us Together":
Eli Zoller - "Centerfold":
Dan Gleason - "Shower The People":
Matt DeAngelis, Dave Rubin, Erica Swindell, Larkin Bogan, Eli Zoller - "Wagon Wheel":
Morgan James - "I Think It's Going To Rain Today":
Ben Thompson - "Better Man":
Jeanna deWaal - "What's Up":
Marcus Paul James - "Fix You":
Corey Mach - "Waiting on the World to Change":
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