Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has scheduled a special online event on April 17 to be hosted by Ryan McCartan which will include performances from the November concert “Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney On Broadway.”
The streamed event was originally for April 13, but had to be rescheduled when the organization couldn’t reach an agreement with the musicians’ union.
McCartan will host live from his home and interview some of the Disney on Broadway stars from their homes.
The prerecorded concert features songs from Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Aladdin, Frozen, Hercules, Mary Poppins, Newsies, and more, including performances by Jelani Alladin, Sierra Boggess, Christian Borle, Ashley Brown, Kerry Butler, Lauryn Ciardullo, Gavin Creel, Merle Dandridge, Lindiwe Dlamini, Bongi Duma, Susan Egan, Andrew Barth Feldman, Bradley Gibson, Whoopi Goldberg, Mandy Gonzalez, April Holloway, James Monroe Iglehart, Adam Jacobs, Ramona Keller, Nina Lafarga, Tamika Lawrence, Norm Lewis, Kara Lindsay, Tshidi Manye, Sibusiso Ngema, Ashley Park, Adam Pascal, Krysta Rodriguez, Michael James Scott, Sherie Rene Scott, Kissy Simmons, Josh Strickland, Katie Terza, Marisha Wallace, Rema Webb, Alton Fitzgerald White and Syndee Winters.
The special presentation, which will benefit the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, will be available on the Broadway Cares website, YouTube page, and Facebook page, plus various partners, including iHeart Radio and the websites of ABC owned television stations. The stream is scheduled to start at at 7:00pm eastern.
Here’s a preview of some of the performances:
Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.