The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) have reimagined their annual event Broadway Stands Up for Freedom with a fitting new title, Sing Out For Freedom.
The virtual event will be hosted by Three Time SAG Award Winner and Obie Winner Lea DeLaria. The live-streamed event will take place on Monday, November 2 at 6:30PM (EST) and can be viewed exclusively at singoutforfreedom.com. The election eve concert will feature performances and appearances by Broadway performers and inspiring activists who stand up for freedom and civil liberties for all.
“The right to vote is the right upon which all other rights depend, and it is crucial for us to ensure that every vote gets counted,” said Donna Lieberman, Executive Director at the NYCLU. “As we face attacks on this fundamental right and the uncertainty of the election and its aftermath, we must come together as a community. Sing Out For Freedom is a night to get ready for the struggle ahead to protect our democracy and ensure the orderly transition of power that we can no longer take for granted.”
In addition to direction by Liesl Tommy, this year’s event will include music direction by Tony winner Jason Michael Webb (Choir Boy, The Color Purple)and is executive produced by Robb Nanus and Rachel Sussman. Additional producers include Liesl Tommy, Jenny Mudge, Becca Halperi, Ari Conte and Cynthia J Tong. Victor Vazquez of X Casting serves as casting director.
For more information and to RSVP visit www.singoutforfreedom.com. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the work of the NYCLU and the ACLU to promote and protect the civil rights and liberties in New York and across the country. The concert is free with a suggested donation of $20.