NY40K: A Benefit Concert for Oklahoma Tornado Relief
On June 17th, New York will be coming together for a one night only, star-studded benefit concert to raise funds for the public school art programs completely devastated by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.
The national coverage of the destruction has touched us all; the seventh grader standing in the rubble of her school and longingly pointing to where her choir room used to be. We, as artists, understand at such a deep level that expression through art can educate, enlighten, and heal. Just as the first grade teacher had her children singing and playing as loud as they could to drown out and comfort them during the tornado, fine arts programs can help the children to process what happened and be excited about going back to school in Oklahoma. But unfortunately, we all know far too well that arts programs will be amongst the last to be rebuilt…but YOU can do something about that.
On June 17th we will be joining the power that is our artistic community for those kids in Oklahoma. Live music performed by stars of Film, TV and Broadway, a silent auction, and raffled prizes will provide a high-spirited and entertaining evening.
All proceeds from this night will be donated to Disaster Relief for Fine Arts in Oklahoma.
Please join us at NY4OK: A Benefit Concert for Oklahoma Tornado Relief– your help will make a huge difference.
Please visit www.ny4ok.com!
-Becca Tobin of GLEE
-Derek Klena of WICKED
-Chris Barron; lead singer of hit band SPIN DOCTORS
-Nick Blaemire & The Hustle
-Broadway stars: Ben Thompson (MATILDA, Oklahoma native), Jeremy Woodard (ROCK OF AGES), Ariana DeBose (MOTOWN), Brian Charles Johnson (SPRING AWAKENING), Matt DeAngelis (HAIR), Jennifer Sanchez (GHOST, Oklahoma Native) Doreen Montalvo (IN THE HEIGHTS), Gabrielle Ruiz (IN THE HEIGHTS, Oklahoma Native), Patti Murin (LYSISTRATA JONES), and more!
Music Direction by Joshua Stephen Kartes
Music Supervision and Artistic Direction by Eli Zoller
Artistic Producer: Rebecca McBee
9:30pm doors // 10pm show // All Ages
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