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Now in its 12th year, Broadway Stands Up for Freedom powers the New York Civil Liberties Union leading edge youth work.
Dozens of Broadway’s finest will perform, including:
Tony Award-winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
Drama Desk-winner and Tony Award nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger (The Glass Menagerie)
Tony Award nominees Condola Rashad (The Trip to Bountiful) and Robin De Jesus (In the Heights)
Bryce Pinkham (2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical A Gentleman's Guide…)
Seth Rudetsky (Disaster!)
Telly Leung (Glee)
Todd Buonopane (Cinderella)
Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies)
Michael Friedman (The Fortress of Solitude)
Musical groups Sky-Pony and Hem
Founding performer Liana Stampur
The Clinton Curtis band
Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher)
Justin Guarini (Romeo and Juliet)
Zachary Unger (Newsies)
Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights)
Susan Blackwell (title of show) returns to host and Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) will direct. Paul Staroba (A Gentleman's Guide…) will provide musical direction. And in a very special role, Tony Kushner returns as honorary chair.
In addition to some of Broadway’s hottest rising talent, the evening will showcase the teenage winners of the NYCLU’s Freedom of Expression contest, which invites New York City public schools students to speak their minds on important civil liberties issues in their lives.
The show takes place at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts. Individual tickets for $60 are on sale now! VIP tickets and sponsorship packages can be purchased here.
Stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Emily Bergl (Shameless), Isaiah Johnson (Peter and the Starcatcher), Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots), Harriet Harris (Cinderella), Jose Llana (Rent), Steve Kazee (Once) and others talk about why they support the NYCLU in this video from our 2013 concert: