Brave Hearts for Broadway: Let Us Entertain You
Brave Hearts for Broadway presents Let Us Entertain You, a very special virtual event that will bring together a performance from frontline and essential workers to support The Fund, give back to the theater industry and celebrate the performing arts. This unforgettable event will be available to stream on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00pm ET on Playbill.com.
Michael E. Merritt, a registered nurse, playwright and producer, united over 120 people from 11 different countries to support and uplift theater professionals across the globe by organizing “The Frontline Choir and Friends,” a company made up of frontline workers, a dance group and theater professionals. The Frontline Choir will sing and dance to original songs written especially for this event by Matt Cusson, Terron Brooks, Elisa Nicolas and Andrew David Sotomayor. The event is choreographed by Kathleen Brazie and John Scott. All donations will go directly to The Actors Fund.
In addition to the Frontline workers and theater professionals, the program will feature cameos from Broadway and Hollywood stars thanking the frontline workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. These special guests include Jelani Alladin, Annaleigh Ashford, Shoshana Bean, Annette Bening, Alexandra Billings, Tommy Bracco, Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Mandy Gonzalez, Ann Harada, Ruthie Henshall, Judy Kuhn, Linda Lavin, Jessie Mueller, Bebe Neuwirth, Bernadette Peters, Conrad Ricamora, Chita Rivera, Lea Salonga, Stephen Schwartz, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Allyson Tucker, with special performances by Billy Porter, Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher, and Lorna Luft.