PHOTO CALL: Broadway Shows Their Support for the Gulf Coast Hurricane Disasters

By Morgan Allen
September 26, 2005

Led by Wicked co-star Ben Vereen, the Broadway theatre community came together to sing and dance their way through a benefit concert on Sept. 25 to raise money for the residents of the Gulf Coast of the United States.

That region has been hit by two powerful hurricanes – first Katrina, then Rita — in recent weeks. Held at Wicked’s current home, the Gershwin Theatre, the performers included an A-list line-up that would have made any fan of Broadway drool.

At left, Lennon’s Julia Murney, former Wicked Tony winner Idina Menzel and director Joe Mantello, as well as Dagmara Dominczyk and Patrick Wilson are seen backstage during the concert. Below, Vereen and Liza Minelli lead the curtain call for the "Broadway Celebrity Benefit for Hurricane Relief" at the Gershwin on West 51st Street in New York City.

Photos by Aubrey Reuben