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News Figueroa, Lewis, Llana, Spanger and More Will Sing for Diversity June 23 A host of Broadway favorites will take part in an upcoming concert to benefit Diverse City Theater Company, the organization founded in 2003 to focus on "promoting diversity and multiculturalism in the theatre arts."
Jose Llana
Jose Llana

The June 23 concert, titled An Evening of Music Celebrating Diversity in the Theater, will be held at the Helen Mills Event Space & Theatre in Manhattan. Show time is 6:30 PM. Among those scheduled to lend their vocal talent to the evening are Allison Blackwell (Les Miserables), Nikki Renee Daniels (Aida, Beauty and the Beast), Angel Desai (Company), Ali Ewoldt (Les Miserables), Rona Figueroa (Nine, Miss Saigon), Norm Lewis (The Little Mermaid), Jose Llana (Flower Drum Song, 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee), Julie Danao Salkin (Lennon) and Amy Spanger (The Wedding Singer, Chicago).

Lea Salonga performed a benefit concert at Carnegie Hall for Diverse City Theater Company in November 2005. That evening, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, helped support two critically acclaimed seasons of original theatre for the new theatre company.

The Helen Mills Event Space & Theater is located in Manhattan at 137 West 26th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). Tickets, priced $250 and $500 (includes a post-performance VIP champagne reception) can be purchased by calling (212) 916-0508 or by visiting [email protected]


Diverse City Theater Company Inc. is an independent not-for-profit organization-run by artist playwrights, directors and actors. Its mission is to "commission, develop and produce powerful and though-provoking original plays that explore and examine diversity issues in our national culture, create multiculturally fluent theater audiences and advocate the non-traditional casting of actors." For more information visit

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