Arts for Autism 2016 Highlight
Tony Award Winner, Kelli O'Hara, about what to expect from Arts for Autism
Laura tells us about her experience as a mother to a son with autism
Arts for Autism 2017 Recap
"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
Three years ago Believe NYC began plans for the very first Arts for Autism Benefit Concert. We auditioned talented choirs, dance ensembles, and musical theatre groups from around the country to participate in a one night benefit concert raising money for Autism Speaks. We selected the top five groups to perform alongside dozens of Broadway actors during the ninety minute concert hosted by Tony award winner and Broadway star, Kelli O’Hara. The night was magical. More than 150 students made their Broadway debut along with Gianna Hitsos, a young singer on the autism spectrum who was also invited to perform. The performance took place at the Gershwin Theatre, home to Broadway’s production of Wicked for almost 15 years and the Musical Theatre Hall of Fame. The show was moving, the message was powerful and the audience was delighted. Our second show one year later was even more magical than the first and included original Hamilton cast members, Christopher Jackson and Okieriete Onaodowan as well as Tony Nominee Stephanie J. Block and many more. Now, we’re excited for our third annual performance on June 25th, 2018!
MORE ABOUT ARTS FOR AUTISM
Dear Evan Hansen
The King and I
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
In The Heights
Motown The Musical
Murder for Two
Bye Bye Birdie
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BROADWAY STARS FROM THESE HIT SHOWS HAVE PERFORMED IN ARTS FOR AUTISM
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID IN 2017
PEOPLE IN ATTENDENCE
THE 2016 BROADWAY CAST
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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