CHICAGO Tickets are on sale now for Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!, at the Auditorium Theatre one night only on March 20. Featuring entertainment's brightest stars, Concert for America debuted its monthly series to universal acclaim at the Town Hall in New York City on January 20, 2017.
The innovation of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley ( who also organized the Broadway for Orlando benefit recording of What the World Needs Now Is Love ),Chicago's Concert for America will feature two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera, Grammy winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Melissa Manchester, two-time Emmy winner Sharon Gless, SiriusXM's Christine Pedi, blues singer Lynne Jordan, actor Marya Grandy, and cast members from Chicago's Hamilton. Additional performers will be announced soon.
"We are so excited to bring Concert for America to Chicago," said Rudetsky and Wesley. "Not only will stars like Chita Rivera and Melissa Manchester be joining us, but we'll also be featuring a number of artists from Chicago like Lynne Jordan and Marya Grandy, as well as cast members fromHamilton. We're also happy to announce that we are offering tickets as low as $18, so everyone can come and see us live."
Concert for America, which combines song, comedy, and commentary into one performance, has been hailed as "striking for its emphasis on the importance of faith in the United States and optimism about its future" by the New York Times.
Proceeds from Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! will benefit five national organizations working to protect human rights: Planned Parenthood, NAACP, Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, and the Sierra Club Foundation.
Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! is created and organized by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, in association with Your Kids, Our Kids, a 501( c )( 3 ) organization founded by Rudetsky and Wesley. It is co-produced by Joey Monda and Frankie Dailey.
For those unable to attend Concert for America in person, it will be broadcast via Facebook Live on Monday, March 20, starting at 8PM.
For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit Concert for America online at concert4america2017.org, Facebook.com/ConcertForAmerica, and @Concert4America on Twitter. All net proceeds from ticket sales for the event will be evenly distributed among the five charities.
Tickets start at $18 and are available at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by phone at 312.341.2300, or in person at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office ( 50 E Congress Pkwy ).
About The Auditorium Theatre
The Auditorium Theatre, located at 50 E Congress Pkwy in Chicago, is an Illinois, not-for-profit organization committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community and educational programming to Chicago, and to the continued restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark.
The Auditorium Theatre 2016-17 Season is made possible in part with support from theMacArthur Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council and the Palmer House Hilton. For more information about programming, volunteer and donor opportunities or theatre tours, call 312.341.2310 or visit www.auditoriumtheatre.org . More at www.auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/concert-for-america/ .