Showbiz Stars Converge for San Francisco Concert for America

Benefits and Galas   Showbiz Stars Converge for San Francisco Concert for America
Faith Prince, Alan Cumming, and Rory O’Malley among stage folk set for the June 24 benefit.
Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming

Broadway stars will join a lineup of singers, writers, and comedians at the latest in the Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! series, set for San Francisco June 24.

Tony Award winners Alan Cumming (Cabaret) and Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls) will appear with Jane Lynch (Annie), Kevin Chamberlin (Seussical), Rory O’Malley (Hamilton), Shoshana Bean (Wicked), and concert organizer Seth Rudetsky (Disaster!) at the Curran Theatre.

Other guest performers include actor Sharon Gless (Cagney & Lacey), jazz singer Paula West, operatic tenor Pasquale Esposito, actor Hal Sparks (Queer as Folk), Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin, playwright-comedian Marga Gomez, actor Kate Flannery (The Office), and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

The celebrities are gathering to help raise money for five national organizations working to protect human rights in these challenging political times. This will be the sixth concert in the monthly series, created by Rudetsky and James Wesley, benefits The Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, The Sierra Club Foundation, NAACP, and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Participating performers are subject to change.

Rudetsky, a Playbill columnist and Sirius/XM radio personality, will host the 7 PM concert, which features songs, comedy, and commentary. The Concert for America series, which originated at Town Hall in Manhattan and has performed editions in Chicago and elsewhere, will hold its July 6 edition at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.

Tickets for the San Francisco concert start at $25 and are available at

Prince, Chamberlin, and Rudetsky have been a 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 with Michael Feinstein for November 2017, also featuring Carmen Cusack, Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced. Visit for booking and information.

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