“Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!” is the first of a monthly benefit concert series with Broadway, TV, film and recording stars. The concert will debut on Inauguration Day and feature performances by a star-studded cast. Concert organizers Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley explain the purpose behind the event: “By bringing together this spectacular group of artists to celebrate the diversity and hope that makes America its best, we hope this concert will lift spirits and remind people across the country that we are stronger united and our voices will be heard over the next four years.”
Among the performers scheduled to appear are Betty Buckley, Sharon Gless, Andrea Martin, Jessie Mueller, Bebe Neuwirth, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell and more. Participating performers are subject to change.
Proceeds of the concert series will benefit several national organizations working to protect human rights, including the NAACP, Planned Parenthood, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Immigration Law Center and the Sierra Club Foundation. The concert was created and organized by Rudetsky and Wesley in association with Your Kids, Our Kids and with the support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The concert will be held at The Town Hall theater in New York. Although the tickets are sold out, you can stream the concert here live, as well as make donations. For more information, follow Concert For America on Twitter and Facebook.