Broadway Stars Come to Orlando for “From Broadway with Love” Benefit at Dr. Phillips Center July 25
Following the events that took place at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016, the Broadway and Orlando theatre communities will unite to perform From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando – a healing night of music and dance to honor the 49 victims – on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m in the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the performing Arts. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, July 8, 2016 at 10 a.m. Tickets range from $20 – $40 and may be purchased online at www.drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees.
From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando features song, dance and special appearances from some of the biggest names on Broadway including Chita Rivera (two-time Tony® Award winner), Norbert Leo Butz (two-time Tony Award winner), Kelli O’Hara (Tony Award winner), Jessie Mueller (Tony Award winner, currently in Waitress), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Tony Award Winner, currently in Shuffle Along), Carmen Cusack (Bright Star), Andrea McArdle (original Annie), Lillias White (Tony Award winner), Andréa Burns (On Your Feet! The Musical – The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan), Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon), Josh Henry (Shuffle Along), Keala Settle (Waitress),Anika Larsen (recently seen in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Justin Sargent (Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia!), as well as SiriusXM Broadway hosts Seth Rudetsky and Christine Pedi. Michael J. Moritz, Jr. (Tony Award Nominee) will serve as Music Director. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Net proceeds raised from the performance (royalties and artist fees waived) by From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Orlando will be donated equally between the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, Hope and Help Center of Central Florida and Zebra Coalition. A forthcoming CD and DVD of the concert will also be available at www.BroadwayRecords.com, Amazon.com and more, with 100 percent of profits benefitting the three designated non-profit organizations. Visitwww.frombroadwaywithlove.org to sign up to be notified when the CD and DVD become available.
Many of the artists participating in From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Orlando gathered at Avatar Studios on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in New York City for a benefit recording of the iconic 1965 song “What the World Needs Now is Love” as part of the Broadway for Orlando charitable initiative. The record reached No. 1 on the iTunes song chart in its first week and broke into the Billboard Top 100 with no commercial radio play.
The Orlando benefit concert is co-produced by Imagine Orlando, LLC (comprised of Tony Award winner Kenny Howard of Florida Theatrical Assoc., Joyce Arbucias of The Imagination House, Andrea Canny of PerformerStuff.com, Chris Yakubchik of Forster Boughman and Lefkowitz), Seth Rudetsky, James Wesley, Michael J. Moritz, Jr. and Broadway Records (Van Dean, Tony Award-winning/Grammy®-nominated producer/co-conceiver of the first From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook).
From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando is created by Seth Rudetsky, Kenny Howard and James Wesley; directed by Kenny Howard; written by Michael Wanzie with musical direction by Michael J. Moritz, Jr.
For more information, visit www.frombroadwaywithlove.org. #BroadwayforOrlando #LoveisLove
About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. The Dr. Phillips Center is a public-private collaboration with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors. For more information please visit drphillipscenter.org.