Brian Stokes Mitchell at the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Walt Disney Concert Hall Opening Night concert and Gala.
NEW YORK – Some of Broadway’s biggest stars including Chita Rivera, Kelli O’hara, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Betty Buckley, Jessie Mueller, Billy Porter — be organizations spending Inauguration Day at a concert in New York City raises money for human rights.
“Concert for America: Stand up, Sing Out!” will be held in The Town Hall in Manhattan on Jan. 20. It is the first in a series of monthly benefit concerts and will be streamed live on Facebook.
Others planned include Sharon Gless, Andrea Martin, Bebe Neuwirth, Rosie O’donnell, Rosie Perez, Lillias White, Judy Gold, Caroline Rhea, Stephanie Mills, and Charles Busch. The concert is the brainchild of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the Broadway Orlando fundraising concert.
Müller, who currently have the main role in “waitress” again your the Tony Award-winning role as Carole King singing “Beautiful” and hopes his message of love and tolerance that resonates.
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“Hatred comes from a lack of love, so we can’t fight, with more of its own toxicity, we fill it with love,” she said. “There are really great things to the game. Things that we do not store or solidify or safeguard alone. We need to think bigger, we need to ask for help, we need to reach out to another and tape it. I hope this concert can be an example.”
Proceeds benefit the groups to protect the civil rights, women’s health and the protection of the environment, including Planned Parenthood, the Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center and the Sierra Club Foundation. Tickets range from $25 to $50.
Porter, who won the Tony in “Kinky Boots,” want to know to sing his version of Richard Rodgers ” classic “precious.” There is a song on his upcoming CD, which will be published on the day of the inauguration.
“Edelweiss is a flower that blooms in the worst of conditions,” he said. “It is a song of hope, of peace, of prayer for the healing of a country in times of crisis. We need you now more than ever.”