On the latest edition of 'Growin' Up Broadway' Tim McDonald and SJ Arnegger chat about the latest Broadway news and industry initiatives. Tim gives listeners an update on what to expect this week for JTFriday, which will be live at 4PM EST on the iTheatrics Facebook and Youtube channels.
Tim and SJ are joined by two very special guest - acclaimed Broadway Director and Choreographer Jeff Calhoun and Capathia Jenkins (Newsies, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Caroline, Or Change) to talk about the Covenant House virtual gala A Night of Covenant House Stars that will be live streamed on Monday, May 18th at 8pm. Calhoun and Jenkins both serve as International Board Members for Covenant House and are taking an active role in the virtual gala. As the director of the gala, Calhoun and Covenant House have put together a night filled with Broadway, Hollywood and TV stars. The concert will be co-hosted by 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and CBS 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson, both members of the Covenant House Board of Directors.
A Night of Covenant House Stars will feature performances and appearances by Jon Bon Jovi, Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Rachel Brosnahan, Stephen Colbert, Martin Short, Dolly Parton, Dionne Warwick, Stephanie J. Block, Tony Shalhoub, Charlie Day, Chris O’Dowd, Zachary Levi, Zack Quinto, Robin Thicke, Deborah Cox, Quentin Earl Darrington, Ariana DeBose, Darius de Haas, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Eden Espinosa, Jordan Fisher, Stephanie Hsu, Randy Jackson, Capathia Jenkins, Jeremy Jordan, Ramona Keller, Alex Newell,Karen Olivo, Dawn O’Porter, Laura Osnes, Benj Pasek, Jodi Picoult, Shereen Pimentel, Andrew Rannells, Keala Settle, Jake David Smith, Will Swenson, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ana Villafane, Frank Wildhorn, Broadway Inspirational Voices, Covenant House Youth and more!
It will be a 90 minute celebration of the resilience and courage of our young people and front line staff who continue to work 24/7 to open their arms to youth experiencing homelessness. Covenant House provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness.
Watch the full episode in the player above.