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THIRD ANNUAL

June 25, 2018 / Gershwin Theatre / New York City, NY

BROADWAY BENEFIT CONCERT 

Hosted by Tony Award Nominee, Christopher Jackson

Jillian Jameson

CREATIVE TEAM


Jacque Carnahan: Artistic Director 

David Alpert: Concert Director  

Paul Staroba: Music Director

Somewhere Choreography: Tim McGarrigal

Orchestrations and Arrangements: Keiji Ishiguri, Isaac Alter, Michael Radi, Jeff Marder


Ixchel Cuellar

PRODUCERS


Michael Holzer

Believe NYC

Educational Travel Adventures

Tony nominee: Oklahoma!

Christopher Jackson

Show Host, Tony nominee Hamilton

Max von Essen

Mckynleigh Abraham

Tony nominee  

An American in Paris

THE 2018 BROADWAY CAST

Tess Soltau

Denée Benton

Tommy Byrne & Isabella

Tony nominee Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812


Mindy Wallace

John Michael Dias

Jersey Boys

Beautiful, The Carole King Musical

Jennifer Lorae

Jacque Carnahan

West Side Story

Artistic Director

Jayson Kerr

Kelvin Moon Loh

Frozen

SpongeBob SquarePants

Carrie St. Louis

Brian Brammer

Wicked

The Metropolitan Opera

John Eric Parker

The Book of Mormon

Broadway Debut

Brynn Williams

Traci Elaine Lee

Spongebob Squarepants

Me and My Gal

Dean DeLuna

Tyler John Logan

West Side Story

National Tour: The Sound of Music


Antuan Magic Raimone

Hamilton

Wicked

National Tour: Evita


Taylor Broadard

Nicholas Ward

National Tour: Memphis

Broadway Debut

Danielle Erin Rhodes

Christine Andreas

Arkansas Repertory: Les Mierables

Hannah DelMonte

Fiddler On the Roof

WPPAC: The Hunchback of Notre Dame 

Sarah Kay Marchetti

DeMond Nason

Off-Broadway: Walmartopia

Bandstand

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

 Finding Neverland

Paul Pilcz

Lauren Zakrin

Bye Bye Birdie

Conor Tague

Eric van Tielen

Les Miserables

Beautiful, The Carole 

King Musical

Ali Hodge

Jodi DiPiazza

Broadway Debut

Beautiful, The Carole King Musical

Brittany Jeffery

Miriam Steinberg

Broadway Debut

Hard Times

"This event to me is special because it shows that there isn't one way to tell a story. The power of song. The power of dance. It has a farther reach than just entertainment. We can do something. We can do something really important."


- Kelvin Moon Loh, The King and I & Spongebob

Wicked

Matilda

Les Miserables

The Bridges of Madison County

Dear Evan Hansen

Hamilton

The King and I

Newsies

Falsettos

Side Show



WHAT IS ARTS FOR AUTISM

STARS FROM THE FOLLOWING HIT SHOWS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ARTS FOR AUTISM

Bye Bye Birdie

Murder for Two

Raisin

Spongebob

Rocky

Motown The Musical

 Bandstand

South Pacific

SISTAS: The Musical

Bring It On

Arts for Autism is a one night annual Broadway benefit concert where the biggest names on Broadway join performing arts students from around the country onstage at the Gershwin Theatre (home to Broadway's production of Wicked). Tony Award winner, Kelli O'Hara (The King and I) hosted the show in 2016 an 2017, and last year was joined by Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos), Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along), and dozens more.


Together they perform, spread awareness, and inspire compassion, kindness, and understanding for those affected by autism. This year will mark the third annual benefit concert with 100% of the ticket sale proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks. The show raised $36,000 in 2016 and $45,000 in 2017. We are looking forward to another exciting and impactful event this June! 

JOIN US IN NEW YORK CITY

Bright Star

Shuffle Along

Jersey Boys

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Finding Neverland

Once

In The Heights

Motown The Musical

Rocky

Pacific Overtures


$45,000

1200

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID IN 2017

1

150+

STUDENTS

RAISED FOR

AUTISM SPEAKS

28

NIGHT

BROADWAY STARS

PEOPLE IN ATTENDENCE

STARRING:

  • Kelli O'Hara - Tony Award Winner, The King and I (Host)
  • Paul Alexander Nolan - Once
  • Erin Davie - Side Show
  • Emily Padgett - Bright Star
  • Carly Hughes - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
  • Dominic Scaglione Jr - Jersey Boys
  • Jevon McFerrin - Jersey Boys


  • David Alpert - Director
  • Sonny Paladino - Musical Director
  • Assaf Gleizner - Orchestrations & Vocal Arrangements
  • Jacque Carnahan - Artistic Director
  • Michael Holzer - Producer
  • The Doo Woop Project - Performance Group

THE 2016 BROADWAY CAST

  • Ben Cook - Newsies
  • DeMarius Copes - Newsies
  • Daniel J Deluca - Newsies
  • Damon Gillespie - Newsies
  • Gina Claire Mason - Wicked


  • Dwayne Cooper - Motown
  • Dominic Nofi - Motown
  • John Michael Dias - Jersey Boys
  • Correy West - South Pacific
  • Erikka Walsh - Once
  • Julia Murney - Wicked
  • Joseph Morales - In the Heights
  • Jennifer DiNoia - Wicked
  • Julie Reiber - Wicked



CREATED BY:

"I believe all people need to be respected and accepted for who they are."

- Laura Osnes, Two-Time Tony Award Nominee, Cinderella & Bonnie & Clyde

Download and submit the Arts for Autism application to info@artsforautism.net.

Along with the application, please submit video links of group performances.

APPLY TO PERFORM IN ARTS FOR AUTISM 2019

JOIN US IN SUPPORT OF AUTISM SPEAKS

If you cannot make the show, but you'd like to make a donation, you can do so through our online fundraising page. The fundraising platform is hosted by Autism Speaks, which means there are no fees, and 100% of the money raised will be given to the cause.

We are thrilled to support Autism Speaks with this exciting and meaningful event. Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families. Through partnerships and collaboration, Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; being a catalyst for research breakthroughs; increasing early-childhood screening and intervention; improving the transition to adulthood; and ensuring access to reliable information and services throughout the life span. For more information about Autism Speaks please visit www.autismspeaks.org

ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS

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