Celia Keenan-Bolger, Norm Lewis, Bobby Steggert and More Join Roster for Public Sings! Benefit

News   Celia Keenan-Bolger, Norm Lewis, Bobby Steggert and More Join Roster for Public Sings! Benefit
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Norm Lewis, Betsy Morgan, Bobby Steggert and Renee Elise Goldsberry are the latest performers to join the lineup for the Public Theater's March 5 Public Sings! benefit concert.

Celia Keenan-Bolger
Celia Keenan-Bolger

In addition to Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher, Merrily We Roll Along), Lewis (Porgy and Bess, Side Show), Morgan (A Little Night Music), Steggert (Assistance, Grand Manner, Ragtime) and Goldsberry (Good People), the Public has announced the addition of Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid), John Ellison Conlee (The Full Monty), Lili Cooper (Spring Awakening), Matt Doyle (War Horse), Greg Hildreth (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Eli James (One Man, Two Guvnors), Justin Levine (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Jessica Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Katie Thompson (Giant).

They join the previously announced Alan Cumming (Cabaret), Montego Glover (Memphis), Kelli O'Hara (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza), Bejamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, "The Playboy Club"), Raúl Esparza (Leap of Faith, Company, Twelfth Night), Jesse L. Martin (Rent, The Merchant of Venice), David Byrne of the Talking Heads, as well as Public writers including February House composer Gabriel Kahane and Ethan Lipton (No Place to Go).

The Public has also announced that a limited amount of show-only $250 tickets are now available.

Daisy Prince (The Last Five Years, Songs for A New World, It's Only Life) will direct the concert at Joe's Pub, which promises songs from new musicals developed at the Public, including Hair; A Chorus Line; Caroline, or Change; the upcoming musical February House; and more. Chris Fenwick (Giant) will musical direct.

"Musicals have been central to the history of The Public Theater since we opened the doors on Astor Place in the fall of 1967 with the world premiere of Hair," artistic director Oskar Eustis said in a previous statement. "From Two Gentleman Of Verona to Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, from A Chorus Line to Passing Strange, the Public has created musicals that stretch the boundaries of the form and reflect the times we live in. Public Sings! is our celebration of that history and our preview of the future of our musical theatre." For tickets to Public Sings! phone (212) 539-8554. Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.

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