TONY-NOMINATED ‘THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS’
HEAD BACK TO STAGE TO REUNITE FOR A
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE, MAY 16
Over 100 “Best of Broadway” Performers Come Together in
Special Tribute to Israel at Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall,
With A Simultaneous Live Broadcast in
YORK, NY – If you
haven’t seen “The Scottsboro Boys,” which just received 12
Tony nominations today, it’s not too late. Led by
Tony-Nominee for Best Actor, Joshua Henry, “The Scottsboro
Boys” return on Monday, May 16th at Lincoln
Center’s Alice Tully Hall when they and 100 “best of
Broadway” performers come together to perform in “Broadway
Sensation,” a benefit celebrating Israel’s future. New
Yorkers will be simultaneously treated to a star-studded
event broadcast live in Times Square.
Tony Award nominated performer, Brad Oscar
(“The Producers,” “Jekyll and Hyde”) will host this
unprecedented show featuring over 100 performers, a 30-piece
orchestra and special guests.
In addition to “The Scottsboro Boys,” Tovah
Feldshuh (Golda’s Balcony), Dudu Fisher (Les Mis), Liz
Callaway (Cats), and lead performers from “Wicked,” “Next to
Normal,” “Addams Family,” “Rock of Ages,” “Sweeney Todd,”
“Billy Elliot,” and many more will participate in support of
the Jewish National Fund (JNF), OR Movement and the
America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF).
Broadway Sensation co-chairs, currently
producing the hottest Broadway Shows in town including Jo
Sullivan Loesser,* Lorenzo Thione,** Adam Blanshay,*** and
Richard Frankel ****, are lending their considerable
experience to this event.
Veteran Broadway producer Richard Frankel
says, “Broadway stars and sensational discoveries perform in
this fantastic evening filled with unforgettable moments.”
Other major contributors include: leading
clothing brand American Eagle, fashion icon Elie Tahari,
Stylist for Michelle Obama Carlton Jones, and innovative
production imaging by Baldev Duggal. Jordache’s Shaul and
Gloria Nakash are the evening’s honorees.
“This event highlights Israel’s young, vibrant culture filled with
excitement and desire for a better, stable future,” says Shai Baitel, OR Movement’s U.S. Director and Executive
Producer for the event. “This night will be filled with
stars of Broadway and stars of David.”
“Throughout my career, I have been most
fortunate to portray strong Jewish women steeped in their
faith and values. May this night sing to its audience about
the love of the arts and the love of a country, called Israel,” says Broadway legend Tovah
JNF, AICF, and OR have created a strong
collaboration to achieve a joint vision for the south of Israel. OR Movement has built an
information center in the Negev
providing housing solutions, job opportunities, and
education. The center highlights cultural activities, and
gives exposure to the talented Israeli artists that AICF
supports and nurtures. JNF is building an amphitheatre in
the city of
Beersheba, giving the families of the Negev a stronger cultural identity as well as growing
Sensation will take place on Monday, May 16th, 2011, 8:00
pm, in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, located at Broadway and 65th Street
in New York City. Tickets are $70 and $100 and
VIP tickets are $500 through Lincoln Center
For full information on this exciting event
www.broadwaysensation.com , or call
AICF at 212-557-1600 ext 801-- or call Michael Feinman at
JNF at 212-879-9305 ext 503 to learn more about Sponsorships
Since 1901, Jewish National Fund has
Israel and improved the
quality of life for all its residents. Today it is working
on developing sustainability in the
Negev desert for the next generation. “A
concert as varied and star-studded as this is a wonderful
way to show Israel’s contributions to the world,
its energy, vision and talents,” says Ronald S. Lauder,
Chairman of the Board of Jewish National Fund.
America-Israel Cultural Foundation has
been a pillar of Israeli culture since 1939, supporting over
14,000 artists and 600 cultural institutions in
Israel, and building a better
future for Israel through the arts.
my army service, AICF has had a major impact on my life;
their work, often unrecognized, will surely shine as I join
my fellow Israelis in this live sensational event,” says
Dudu Fisher, Cantor, Actor and Singer, and AICF recipient.
OR Movement, established in 2002, is the
central organization working to develop and populate the
Negev and Galilee regions in
ground-breaking new communities in Israel each year since its inception.
“Our movement in Israel has grown exponentially each year, and we
are excited for our signature event in NYC to have such an
amazing young and dynamic vibe as Broadway celebrates Israel,” says Roni Flamer, OR Movement Co-Founder and CEO.
*Jo Sullivan Loesser, producer Frank
Loesser’s widow, became a
musical theatre star with her legendary performances in
Frank Loesser's The Most
**Lorenzo Thione: Catch Me If
You Can, Elling, Slava’s Snowshow, Addams Family, West Side
Story (Broadway Revival), Xanadu West End, and American Idiot.
Broadway: Catch Me If
You Can, How to Succeed…, The Scottsboro Boys.
Off-Broadway: Tales From
The Picture of Dorian Gray. FringeNYC:
All Day Suckers,
(and Fringe Encore Series).
Doctor Zhivago: The Musical
**** Richard Frankel:
Rock of Ages, Young
Frankenstein, STOMP, Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, Hairspray, the
Producers, Damn Yankees, Angels in America, and A Funny Thing Happened
on the Way to the Forum.