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Broadway stars come together for autism benefit concert

March 07, 2016

On June 20th at 7:30pm, the Broadway community will come together for a fantastic one-night-only performance, "Arts for Autism," at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre to benefit Autism Speaks!

From Jersey Boys to Wicked, Gershwin to Sondheim, Broadway soloists will perform to inspire compassion, kindness, and understanding. They will be joined by young artists from across North America who have auditioned for the opportunity to perform on a Broadway stage and support this amazing cause. Audiences will be entertained by performers from shows such as:

  • Wicked
  • Les Miserables
  • Jersey Boys
  • Beautiful
  • School of Rock
  • Aladdin
  • Finding Neverland
  • The King and I
  • The Lion King
  • Matilda
  • Chicago

Kelvin Moon Loh, star in "The King and I" and participating in the benefit concert, wrote an open letter after a young boy with autism shouted loudly from the audience during a quiet scene in the play. According to Kelvin, many in the audience reacted very negatively to the interruption and to the mother. In his letter, he writes that the audience should not be so quick to judge the mother or her son and that "theater is created for all people," disability or not.

Interested in attending? Read more about the event here. Ticket are on sale now here.

Produced by Believe NYC in conjunction with Educational Travel Adventures.