Chita Rivera, Ben Vereen, and More Broadway Luminaries Gather in L.A. for Concert for America | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Chita Rivera, Ben Vereen, and More Broadway Luminaries Gather in L.A. for Concert for America The May 24 extravaganza will be the fifth concert in the fundraising series.
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Ben Vereen, Chita Rivera, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Megan Hilty, and Cheyenne Jackson are among Broadway luminaries scheduled to light up the May 24 Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! in Los Angeles, which benefits five national organizations working to protect human rights.

The fifth concert in the monthly fundraising series will also feature performances by Rachel Bloom, Helen Reddy, Wayne Brady, Wilson Cruz, Dan Bucatinsky, Barrett Foa, Juan Pablo Espinosa, Mary Birdsong, Stacey Oristano, Anthony Federov, Quinn Cummings, and Mary Bond Davis at 7 PM in Royce Hall on the University of California campus.

Tickets for the concert of songs, comedy, and commentary start at $30 are available at and

The concert will be directed by Tony nominee Lisa Mordente. Three previous concerts in the series were done in New York and one in Chicago. The next Concert for America will be held in June in San Francisco. See details here.

For those unable to attend in person, the Los Angeles concert will be broadcast live via Facebook Live and at, beginning at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT.

Created and hosted by Playbill columnist Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! series benefits five organizations: Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, The Sierra Club Foundation, NAACP, and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The event is created and organized in association with Your Kids, Our Kids, with the support of The Actors Fund. It is co-produced by Joey Monda and Frankie Dailey.

Check out photos from the March Concert in America that was presented in Chicago:

Concert for America in Chicago with Chita Rivera and Hamilton Stars

Rivera, Hilty, Jackson, and Rudetsky have been special guest performers on several of Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are available for Playbill’s Rhine River cruise in August 2017, featuring Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, and Santino Fontana. Playbill Travel is now also booking Broadway on the Danube River for November 2017, with Carmen Cusack, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced. Visit for booking and information.

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