Jay Armstrong Johnson's annual Halloween concert-party I Put a Spell On You has set a live, in-person return after two years of virtual entries. The Hocus Pocus-themed event will hit NYC's Sony Hall October 23 at 8 PM.
Johnson will return as Winifred Sanderson along with Allison Robinson and Amanda Williams Ware as Sarah and Mary Sanderson, respectively. The evening of performances with larger-than-life costumes and make-up will also feature a host of Broadway favorites to be announced in the coming days. The show will be followed by a dance party. Attendees are encouraged to come in their best Halloween wear—and, yes, there will be a costume contest.
Ahmad Simmons is helming this year's event while also serving as lead choreographer. Will Van Dyke will music direct, with costume design and art direction by DW, multimedia produced by Catriona Rubenis-Stevens, technical direction by Mido Francios, makeup led by Alcone Company's Kyle Krueger, and set decoration by Michael Lee Scott. The event, presented by Kampfire Films, is produced by Katie Rosin, Johnson, and DW.
Proceeds from the event will go to Broadway Cares, supporting their ongoing efforts to help those affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, and other critical illnesses countrywide. The non-profit works to provide meals, medication, emergency financial assistance, housing, counseling, and other services.
For tickets and more information, visit BroadwayCares.org.
Take a look a photos from the 2019 installment of I Put a Spell On You: