‘Disney on Broadway’s Most Beloved Hit Songs’ Benefits Actors Fund | How to get tickets
STATEN ISLAND, NY – There’s an upcoming benefit concert, featuring Disney’s best Broadway hits, performed by Broadway stars, that Disney and Broadway fans won’t want to miss.
The “Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund” concert runs July 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. and July 25 at 2:00 p.m. and celebrates the reopening of the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway.
Some of the most beloved hit songs from Disney’s Broadway shows will be performed at the concert: “Beauty and the Beast”, “A Whole New World”, “Circle of Life” and “Let it Go”, performed by Disney on Broadway stars Ashley Brown (Mary poppins), Michael James Scott (Aladdin), Kissy Simmons (The Lion King) and Josh Strickland (Tarzan).
Ticket prices range from $ 79.50 to $ 99.50.
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âFor the past 16 months, New Yorkers have been eager to start going to the theater again,â said Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions.
“The Lion King and Aladdin Returning to Broadway in September, but these four gigs allow us to welcome fans to Broadway even earlier and give us a chance to raise much-needed funds to support the heroic work being done by the remarkable staff of The Actors Fund. We can’t wait to get back to the euphoria of musical theater. For the first time in ages, we really can, âhe continued.
The Actors Fund has been active during the pandemic, providing more than 16,450 entertainment professionals with grants totaling more than $ 22 million just since it closed in March 2020, a remarkable increase of over 1,000% from its support. in grants typical before the pandemic.
âFor the past 25 years, the cast, crew and staff at Disney Theatrical Productions have been much-loved members of The Actors Fund’s extended family,â said Joseph Benincasa, President and CEO of The Actors Fund.
âTheir unwavering partnership has helped promote and support our many programs and services which provide vital assistance to our colleagues in the performing arts and entertainment, who need it more than ever,â he added.
Aladdin Star Michael James Scott said: âThere aren’t enough adjectives to describe how excited and honored I am to be a part of this historic reopening of Broadway and the legendary New Amsterdam Theater. Bringing this wellness gig to NYC with some of my closest friends and DOB family has been a dream come true.
The health and safety of guests, actors, musicians and crew being a top priority, with all guests entering the theater for Live at the New Am must provide proof of vaccination. People under 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.
For more information, please visit: disneyonbroadway.com/liveatthenewam/healthandsafety/
The program of performances is as follows:
Thu 07/22/21 7:30 p.m.
Fri 23/07/21 7:30 p.m.
Sat 07/24/21 7:30 p.m.
sun 25/07/21 2 p.m.
A special virtual lottery for $ 47.50 balcony tickets is available through BroadwayDirect. Registrations are currently open and will close on Monday July 19 at 10 a.m. winners will start being notified the same day, and notifications will continue until Tuesday, July 20.
For more information, to purchase tickets or to participate in the virtual lottery, please visit disneyonbroadway.com/liveatthenewam/
About the Actors Fund:
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that promotes stability and resilience, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals throughout their lives. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, the Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs that include social services and a emergency financial assistance, advice on health care and insurance, housing and secondary employment. and training services.
As of March 2020, The Actors Fund has distributed over $ 21.8 million to over 16,400 people in the performing arts and entertainment community who need help with basic expenses such as essential drugs. , rent, food, utilities and other needs. Overall, the Fund served over 40,000 people in 2020, a 71% increase from 2019.
For the health and safety of all during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Actors Fund has switched to online and telephone services, which remain available to everyone in the performing arts and entertainment community.