On June 19, 2017 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! Broadway legend Kelli O'Hara will serve as host for the unique event.
Some of Broadway's brightest 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:
- Jersey Boys
- Beautiful, the Carole King musical
- Shuffle Along
- Bring It On
- Pacific Overtures
- Dear Evan Hansen
Kelvin Moon Loh, who starred in "The King and I" and is currently in "Pacific Overtures" is performing. Kelvin made headlines in 2015 when he wrote an open letter after a young boy with autism was criticized by audience members after shouting loudly during a quiet scene in "The King and I." 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.
Ticket are on sale now here.