iHeartRadio Broadway, iHeartMedia New York’s 24/7 digital destination for Broadway fans, announced today a partnership with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to stream Disney on Broadway 25th Anniversary Concert on April 13 at 7pm.
Donations to the Emergency Assistance Fund will provide urgent access to health care and immediate financial assistance to those onstage, backstage and behind the scenes in the theater and entertainment community who are sick, out of work and struggling during this evolving pandemic.
Presented onstage on November 4, 2019, “Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway” featured a cast of 79 performers and a 15-piece orchestra. The sparkling silver anniversary event at the New Amsterdam Theatre, home to Disney’s smash hit Aladdin, raised over $570,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The live stream will give Broadway fans around the country the opportunity to see the concert, as well watch exclusive interviews with some of the performers.
American actor and singer Ryan McCartan, known for Broadway's Frozen and the TV show Liv and Maddie, will host the live stream from his family’s basement and will interview special Disney on Broadway stars from their homes, throughout the evening.
The show also includes a much-anticipated, high-energy reunion of 18 Newsies from the show’s Broadway and national touring productions, and a moving performance from Broadway Inspirational Voices musical group.
Fans can watch the show at iheartradiobroadway.com, facebook.com/iheartradiobroadway, broadwaycares.org, youtube.com/BCEFA or facebook.com/BCEFA. The stream will also be available through media partners Playbill.com, abc7ny.com and the sites of the ABC Owned Television Stations around the country.
The streamed show will feature performances by Jelani Alladin (Hercules), Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, School of Rock - The Musical), Christian Borle (Little Shop of Horrors, Mary Poppins), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Kerry Butler (Beetlejuice, Beauty and the Beast), Lauryn Ciardullo (Aladdin), Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!, Waitress), Merle Dandridge (Tarzan, Aida), Lindiwe Dlamini (The Lion King), Bongi Duma (The Lion King), Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast), Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), Bradley Gibson (The Lion King), Whoopi Goldberg (TV’s The View), Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, Aida), April Holloway (Aladdin), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton), Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Ramona Keller (Hercules), Nina LaFarga (Frozen), Tamika Lawrence (Hercules, Come From Away), Norm Lewis (Once on This Island, The Little Mermaid), Kara Lindsay (Newsies, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), Tshidi Manye (The Lion King), Sbusiso Ngema (The Lion King), Ashley Park (Mean Girls, Grand Horizons), Adam Pascal (Rent), Krysta Rodriguez (Hercules), Michael James Scott (Aladdin), Sherie Rene Scott (The Little Mermaid), Kissy Simmons (The Lion King), Josh Strickland (Tarzan), Katie Terza (Aladdin), Marisha Wallace (Aladdin, Something Rotten!), Rema Webb (Hercules, The Lion King), Alton Fitzgerald White (The Lion King) and Syndee Winters (Hamilton, The Lion King).
"iHeartRadio Broadway is thrilled to join Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to present the Disney on Broadway 25th Anniversary concert to benefit the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund,” said Sarah Jane Arnegger, Director for iHeartRadio Broadway. “The concert in November was truly magically and we hope by sharing it with our listeners that we can raise critically needed funds while bringing an evening of joy to many.”