Broadway Sings for Florence: Hurricane Florence Relief Benefit
- Dates: October 22, 2018
- Venue: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
- Location: Downtown Raleigh
- Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
- Times: 7:30pm
- Admission: $25
Performers from some of the biggest hits on Broadway will be raising funds for hurricane relief and recovery during the Broadway Sings for Florence
Craig Schulman, who has performed the lead roles in Les Misérables, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and Jekyll and Hyde, has assembled a cast of Broadway veterans, who will sing selections from many of their favorite shows.
“We want to raise as much money as possible,” Schulman said. “The performers saw the devastation in North Carolina and want to do whatever they can do to help. The benefit after Hurricane Matthew was so successful that I wanted to see if we could help some more.”
The cast will include Schulman; Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple, The Civil War, Dreamgirls, Ain’t Nothing But the Blues); Lana Gordon (Disney’s The Lion King, Chicago, The Color Purple), Tamra Hayden (Les Misérables, Cabaret, The Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof); and Gary Mauer (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Show Boat, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber).
All ticket sales and donations at the event will be given to hurricane recovery efforts. A similar Broadway benefit in 2016 raised more than $56,000 for hurricane relief following Hurricane Matthew.