Last Updated on 15th April 2020
Disney on Broadway’s 25th-anniversary concert will be streamed this weekend for free on YouTube in aid of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.
Disney On Broadway celebrated 25 years of presenting shows on Broadway in November 2019 with a very special concert. That concert is to be screened on YouTube this weekend from early Saturday am (just after midnight) and will stay online for a week.
Ryan McCartan (Frozen, Liv and Maddie) host the event from his family’s basement, conducting interviews with Disney on Broadway stars from their respective homes.
The concert featured 79 performers, including Jelani Alladin (Hercules), Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, School of Rock), Christian Borle (Little Shop of Horrors, Mary Poppins), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Kerry Butler (Beetlejuice, Beauty and the Beast), Lauryn Ciardullo (Aladdin), Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!, Waitress), Merle Dandridge (Tarzan, Aida), Lindiwe Dlamini (The Lion King), Bongi Duma (The Lion King), Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast), Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), Bradley Gibson (The Lion King), Whoopi Goldberg (The View), Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, Aida), April Holloway (Aladdin), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton), Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Ramona Keller (Hercules), Nina LaFarga (Frozen), Tamika Lawrence (Hercules, Come From Away), Norm Lewis (Once on This Island, The Little Mermaid), Kara Lindsay (Newsies, Beautiful), Tshidi Manye (The Lion King), Sbusiso Ngema (The Lion King), Ashley Park (Mean Girls), Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida), Krysta Rodriguez (Hercules), Michael James Scott (Aladdin), Sherie Rene Scott (The Little Mermaid, Aida), Kissy Simmons (The Lion King), Josh Strickland (Tarzan), Katie Terza (Aladdin), Marisha Wallace (Aladdin, Something Rotten!), Rema Webb (Hercules, The Lion King), Alton Fitzgerald White (The Lion King), and Syndee Winters (Hamilton, The Lion King).
The show also marked a reunion of 18 Newsies from the show’s Broadway and national touring productions and a performance from Broadway Inspirational Voices.
The concert originally raised over $570,000 in aid of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS when it was staged at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre. The streaming of the concert will raise further funds for that organisation and their COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.
Watch the show here:-
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