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Concert for America to include stars from Chicago Fire, Glee, Hamilton
From a press release
2017-03-16

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CHICAGO — Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! is proud to announce that Torrey Devitto ( Chicago Med ), Colin Donnell ( Chicago Med ), Yuri Sardarov ( Chicago Fire ), Alex Newell ( Glee ), Christine Pedi ( Spamilton, Forbidden Broadway ), and Chicago Children's Choir will join the previously announced cast of performers and presenters, including Chita Rivera, Melissa Manchester, Alice Ripley, Ana Gasteyer, the Chicago cast of Hamilton, Sharon Gless, Lynne Jordan, Marya Grandy, and Emily Bear. The third edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA will take place on Monday, March 20, at 8PM at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago ( 50 E Congress Pkwy ). Tickets are available now atAuditoriumTheatre.org .

A concert of songs, comedy, and commentary, Concert for America has been hailed by the New York Times as "striking for its emphasis on the importance of faith in the United States and optimism about its future." The innovation of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, who also organized the Broadway For Orlando/What the World Needs Now is Love recording, CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! debuted its monthly series to universal acclaim at New York City's The Town Hall on January 20 and performed the second concert there in February.

Proceeds from Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! will benefit five national organizations working to protect human rights: Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, The Sierra Club Foundation, NAACP, and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Tickets start at $18 and are available at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by phone at 312.341.2300, and at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office. Participating performers are subject to change.

For those unable to attend Concert for America in person, it will be broadcast via the Concert for America page on Facebook Live and at ConcertsforAmerica.com, beginning at 8PM CT on Monday, March 20.

Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! is created and organized by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, in association with Your Kids, Our Kids, as well as the generous support of The Actors Fund. It is co-produced by Joey Monda and Frankie Dailey. CConcert for America will be directed by Tony nominee Lisa Mordente.

The next Concert for America will return to New York in April.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to make a donation, visit ConcertsforAmerica.com, Facebook.com/ConcertForAmerica, or follow @Concert4America on Twitter.

Performance and Ticket Information

Concert for America

Monday, March 20, 8 p.m.

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 AuditoriumTheatre.org . For a complete listing of events at the Auditorium Theatre, please click here.


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