Tony Award-nominated director Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime) has signed on to direct the 8 PM concert. Lawrence Yurman (On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Grey Gardens) is the musical director.
Born for Broadway, according to press notes, "is an exciting one-night only cabaret event featuring the best talents from current and past Broadway shows. The evening benefits the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy."
Participants as well as special hosts will be announced at a later date. Past hosts include Richard Kind and Kathie Lee Gifford.
Born for Broadway began as a student-sponsored musical revue at Marymount Manhattan College, where founder and executive producer Sarah Galli was enrolled as a performance major. Galli started the event to involve the theatre community and raise funds for the organization.
The American Airlines Theatre is located at 227 West 42nd Street. For more information, call (800) 225-0292 or visit www.bornforbroadway.com or www.ChristopherReeve.org.