The American Federation of Musicians of the United States has waived all contractually required payments in connection with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit streaming of Disney on Broadway.
The free stream of Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway was originally April 13, has been rescheduled for Friday, April 17 at 7pm.
iHeartRadio Broadway teams up with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to stream Disney on Broadway 25th Anniversary Concert to benefit the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund on Friday, April 17th at 7pm. Ryan McCartan (Frozen, TV’s Liv and Maddie) will host the stream live from his family’s basement and will interview Disney on Broadway stars, from their homes, throughout the evening. Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway, presented onstage November 4, 2019, featured a cast of 79 performers and a 15-piece orchestra raising over $570,426 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. By donating you're providing urgent health care and immediate financial assistance to those onstage, backstage and behind the scenes who make theater such a magical place for us all. And right now, every donation is being matched dollar-for-dollar - so you can make twice the difference. Donate at broadwaycares.org/help2020.
The streamed show will feature performances by Jelani Alladin (Hercules), Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid,School of Rock - The Musical), 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(TV’sThe 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 - The Carole King Musical), Tshidi Manye (The Lion King), Sibusiso Ngema (The Lion King), Ashley Park (Mean Girls,Grand Horizons), Adam Pascal (Rent), Krysta Rodriguez (Hercules), Michael James Scott (Aladdin), Sherie Rene Scott (The Little Mermaid), 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).
“We stand in solidarity with our fellow entertainment workers in Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA. We believe all musicians should be fairly compensated for their work all of the time, but we also believe that we must do everything possible to support entertainment workers hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. We fully support the union musicians who have graciously offered to forgo all required payments to allow this charity event to move forward,” said Ray Hair, International President of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.
Can't wait to experience the magic!