Concert for American Announces Additional Casting

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TWO-TIME TONY AWAD WINNER BEN VEREEN

TELEMUNDO’S JUAN PABLO ESPINOSA

RENO 911’s MARY BIRDSONG

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS’ STACEY ORISTANO

AMERICAN IDOL’S ANTHONY FEDEROV

THE GOODBYE GIRL’S QUINN CUMMINGS

HAIRSPRAY’S MARY BOND DAVIS

 

JOIN THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER CHITA RIVERA

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER RACHEL BLOOM

EMMY AWARD WINNER WAYNE BRADY

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER HELEN REDDY

EMMY AWARD WINNER JANE LYNCH

THE OFFICE’S KATE FLANNERY

SMASH’S MEGAN HILTY

TONY AWARD WINNER MARISSA JARET WINOKUR

EMMY AWARD WINNER RICKI LAKE

NCIS: LOS ANGELES’ BARRETT FOA

LETHAL WEAPON’S KEESHA SHARP

ACTOR/SINGER BRAD SHARP

COMEDIAN ALEC MAPA

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT COMEDIAN WENDY LIEBMAN

Wednesday, May 24 at 7pm at Royce Hall at UCLA. HOSTED BY SiriusXM Broadway Host SETH RUDETSKY and Producer JAMES WESLEY

(New York –May 16, 2017) Complete casting has been announced for the May CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT!Ben Vereen (Roots), Juan Pablo Espinosa (La Fan), Mary Birdsong (Reno 911), Stacey Oristano (Friday Night Lights), Anthony Federov (American Idol), Quinn Cummings (The Goodbye Girl) and Mary Bond Davis Hairspray) join the previously announced Chita Rivera (The Visit), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway?)recording artist Helen Reddy, Megan Hilty (Smash), Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray Live!) and more. The fifth edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA will travel to the west coast for the first time, taking place on Wednesday, May 24 at 7pm at Royce Hall at the University of California Los Angeles (340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095). Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com.

In addition, May 24 has been designated by Mayor Eric Garcetti as CONCERT FOR AMERICA Day in the city of Los Angeles, in recognition of the support that the concert series provides for a wide array of non-profits that serve a diverse audience and for the direct impact the concerts have on communities at the local and national level.  

A concert of songs, comedy, and commentary, CONCERT FOR AMERICA has been hailed by the New York Times as “striking for its emphasis on the importance of faith in the United States and optimism about its future.”  Created and hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, who also organized the Broadway For Orlando/What the World Needs Now is Love recording, CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! debuted its monthly series to universal acclaim at The Town Hall, which serves as its New York home. Prior to this Los Angeles engagement, CONCERT FOR AMERICA also traveled to the Auditorium Theatre of Chicago.

Proceeds from CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! will benefit five national organizations working to protect human rights:Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, The Sierra Club FoundationNAACP and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Tickets start at $25 and are available at Ticketmaster.com. A limited number of $250 VIP tickets, including a post-show reception with cast members, are available by emailing info@dmmnyc.com. Participating performers are subject to change.

For those unable to attend CONCERT FOR AMERICA in person, it will be broadcast via Facebook Live and at ConcertsforAmerica.com, beginning at 10pm EDT / 7pm PDT on Wednesday, May 24.

CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! is created and organized by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, in association with Your Kids, Our Kids, as well as the generous support of The Actors Fund and Playbill.  It is co-produced by Joey Monda and Frankie DaileyCONCERT FOR AMERICA will be directed by Tony nominee Lisa Mordente.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to make a donation, visit:

www.ConcertsforAmerica.com

Facebook.com/ConcertForAmerica

@Concerts4USA

Trevor Chauvin