16th Annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom: We the People

October 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

The NYCLU is proud to present its 16th annual Broadway Stands Up For Freedom concert We the People this fall. Join the NYCLU and the ACLU for an unforgettable evening with fellow art and music lovers and civil libertarians to celebrate the power and beauty of free expression.

Join us as we honor Alan Cumming with the 2018 Freedom Award for his contributions as an artist and activist for human rights.

This year’s show will feature both existing Broadway tunes and brand-new songs written exclusively for this concert. Our talented group of performers and songwriters includes Shaina Taub, who will be hot off a run of the Public Theater’s Twelfth Night and Erich Bergen (“Madam Secretary,” “Jersey Boys,” “Waitress”). 


Aasif Mandvi


Ada Westfall (A Play on War, Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, Songbird) 
Ari Afsar (Hamilton (Chicago original cast), American Idol) 
Ariana DeBose (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, A Bronx Tale) 
Caesar Samayoa (Come From Away, Sister Act
Eli Bolin (Found, Volleygirls)
Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, Waitress, Madame Secretary) 
George Salazar (Be More Chill, Godspell, The Lightning Thief)
Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen)
Krysta Rodriguez (First Date, NBC’s Smash)

Michael Kayne (High Maintenance, The Chris Gethard Show)
Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, The Pirate Princess)
Nadia Quinn (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Robber Bridegroom) 
Nick Blaemire (Godspell, Tick Tick Boom )
Shaina Taub(The Devil Wears Prada, Twelfth Night (Public Works), Old Hats) 

Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show, Falsettos) 
We McDonald (The Voice- Season 11) 
L Morgan Lee (Stu for Silverton; Defiant, Majestic, and Beautiful) 
Liana Stampur Founder, Broadway Stands Up for Freedom
Brooklyn Youth Chorus 


Tickets available now via The Town Hall and Ticketmaster.

VIP tickets are also available and include access to a special cocktail reception at Heartland Brewery (next-door to The Town Hall) with a top-shelf open bar. All proceeds benefit the NYCLU and the ACLU’s efforts to protect civil liberties and advance fundamental American rights.

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More information on corporate sponsorship

Questions? Please email okelly@nyclu.org.


Marianne Mills
Richenthal Foundation
SHS Foundation/Richard Feldman

Lieff Cabraser Heimann Bernstein LLP
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Barbara Whitman
Shirley and Al Evenitsky Fund for Social Justice
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

1199 SEIU- United Healthcare
Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS
Christopher Street Financial
Emery Celli Brinkerhoff and Abady LLP
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C.
Jujamcyn Theatres
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Lamb Financial
Latham & Watkins LLP
New York Health & Racquet Club
Outten & Golden LLP

Host Committee
Amalgamated Bank
Arjun Patel
Corsair Capital
Douglas I. Cuthbertson
Mary Hedahl
Anne Keenan
Marianne Mills
Bruce Popper
Wendy Stryker
Suzanne Sunshine/ S.Sunshine and Associates, LLC
Nabiha Syed
Olivier Sylvain
Ronald J. Tabak
Jeffrey S. Trachtman
Genevieve Wachtell
Barbara Whitman

*Please note that cast list is subject to change.


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