Jason Robert Brown, Carolee Carmello, Lillias White and More Perform at Anti-Defamation League Benefit Nov. 25
By Adam Hetrick
Jason Robert Brown, Carolee Carmello, Eden Espinosa and Lillias White are part of The Anti-Defamation League & Broadway: Side By Side Against Hate For 100 Years Nov. 25 at the Hudson Theatre.
Directed by Tony Award winner Ted Sperling (The Light in the Piazza) and written by Jonathan Tolins (Buyer & Cellar, Twilight of the Golds), the 8 PM concert commemorates ADL’s 100 years of achievements through the songs of Broadway.
Honored as part of the evening are Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me and Fiorello! writer Sheldon Harnick, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Tony Award-winning producer Harriet Newman Leve (War Horse, La Cages Aux Folles, The Norman Conquests), who will receive the Distinguished Leadership Award; and Adam Blanshay (CEO Just For Laughs Theatricals), who will receive the Future of Broadway Award.
In addition to Brown, Carmello, Espinosa and White, the evening promises appearances by Robert Cuccioli, Stephen DeRosa, André De Shields, Randy Graff, Jesse Manocherian, Michael McElroy, The Mark Stuart Dance Company and many more. There will be a special duet between Harnick (who is celebrating his 90th birthday this month) and Graff. Graff appeared in the 2004 revival of Fiddler on the Roof.
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry and hate.
A 6 PM VIP reception and 7 PM dinner precede the concert. Tickets range from $75 to $1,000, and are available online at adl.org/broadway100.
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