Groff, White, Shindle and More to Sing at Second Stage's "Pro-Am Night" | Playbill

News Groff, White, Shindle and More to Sing at Second Stage's "Pro-Am Night"
Jonathan Groff, Lillias White, Kate Shindle, Derrick Baskin, Manu Narayan and more will take part in Second Stage Theatre's second annual "Pro-Am Night" alongside the company's board members.

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The event — which teams stage professionals ("Pro") with amateurs ("Am") — is scheduled for April 20 at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.

The one-night-only event, titled "The Quest for Fame," which feature Broadway performers joining the 2ST Board of Trustees in song, serves as the spring gala benefit for the Off-Broadway troupe.

Joining Groff (Spring Awakening), White (The Life), Shindle (Legally Blonde), Baskin (The Little Mermaid) and Narayan (Bombay Dreams) will be board members Liz Berens, Tavener Holmes Berry, Larry Creel, Liz Gerring and daughter Nicole Radke, Wendy Evans Joseph, Tony Kiser, John Kroft, Annie McMillan, John Partilla and son Jackson, Bambi Putnam, Lynne Randall, Ellen Richard, Nathan Saint-Amand, John Schmidt, Suzanne Schwartz Davidson, Denise Seegal, Robin Senior, Stephen Sherrill, Mike Singer, John Sullivan, and James and Eileen Thomas. (Participants are subject to change.)

Second Stage vets Bill Pullman (Peter and Jerry), Bob Saget (Privilege), Brian d'Arcy James (Next to Normal) and Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed) will make special video appearances.

The evening will begin at 6:30 PM cocktails and continue with the Pro-Am Performance at 7:15 PM followed by an 8 PM dinner catered by bite.

To purchase tickets ($125 for show-only; upwards of $25,000 for a table) to the event at Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues), call (212) 787-8302, ext. 113. For more information, visit

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