New York City Christmas: RETURNS!

 

We are thrilled to share that our annual Christmas concert will return to Joe’s Pub this year on MONDAY, DECEMBER 13 at 7PM!

After much anticipation, we can finally celebrate the return of our in-person annual benefit concert, conceived, produced, and music directed by Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator Lynne Shankel (NBC’s Annie Live, Cry-Baby, Altar Boyz, Allegiance). Now in its 12th year, our concert will feature Broadway’s favorites singing fresh, original approaches of holiday songs off of the ‘New York City Christmas’ album, along with several original songs. Don’t miss out on this exciting evening, filled with music and holiday cheer.

The concert will again boast an incredible line-up of artists, including Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!, Big Fish) Tony Award nominee Montego Glover (Memphis, Hamilton), Chester Gregory (Motown, Sister Act, Hairspray), Sierra Boggess (Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid), Alysha Umphress (On the Town, Smokey Joe‘s), David Josefsberg (Beetlejuice, The Prom), Kenita Miller (Come From Away, Once On This Island), Kuhoo Verma (Plan B, The Big Sick), Eric William Morris (King Kong), Gerard Canonico (Groundhog Day, Dear Evan Hansen), Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Lauren Marcus (Be More Chill), Ben Roseberry (The Lion King), Alyse Alan Louis (Soft Power, Amelie), Becca Gottlieb (Nicholas Nickleby, Grand Thef), and Kennedy Kanagawa (Saturday Night, Into the Woods).

Shankel will be featured on piano with Randy Landau on bass, Frank Pagano on drums, Jim Hershman and Peter Calo on guitar, Sarah Hewil Roth on cello, Max Mosten on violin, Scott Kreitzer and Jeff Schiller on saxophone, and Colin Brigstocke on trumpet.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

We’re also excited to Live Stream the concert for those unable to join us in-person. It’s free so sign up here!


Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please email Hannah Martin at hannah@asteponline.org for more info.

ALL proceeds from tickets to the show and album sales go to supporting ASTEP’s efforts to cultivate the creative capacity, community, and courage young people need to thrive through the arts.

To purchase your own copy of New York City Christmas: An Album to Benefit ASTEPclick here.

For additional singles, click HERE and HERE.


 

A special thank you to our Sponsors!

Anonymous

Community Service Society

Steven Farkas

Jim Jones + Joe Langworth

Jeffrey + Gheña Korn

Oda + Henry Sham

Sheri Sarkisian

Wesfair Agency


 

 

7th Annual Holiday Concert to Benefit ASTEP!

NYC Christmas Logo_hi resWe’re excited to announce our starry 7th Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 14 at 7:00 PM at Joe’s Pub at The Public in New York City with a special silent auction, including items from HAMILTON, FINDING NEVERLAND, and LION KING to list a few!

Back by popular demand, the evening will feature Broadway’s most sought-after talent singing new and classic holiday songs. Expect fresh, original approaches — pop, soul, R&B, rock and more — to your favorite seasonal numbers, many of them captured on the Sh-KBoom/Ghostlight album “New York City Christmas,” available for purchase at the concert.

Conceived and produced by Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator Lynne Shankel (Allegiance, Cry-Baby, Altar Boyz), the concert will again boast an incredible line-up of artists, including Lea Salonga (Allegiance, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), Sierra Boggess (School of Rock, Master Class, The Little Mermaid), Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell, Everyday Rapture), Derek Klena (The Bridges of Madison County, Wicked, Carrie), Katie Rose Clarke (Allegiance, The Light in the Piazza, Wicked), Alysha Umphress (On the Town, American Idiot), Sally Wilfert (Make Me A Song, Assassins, Tom Sawyer), Kenita Miller (Merrily We Roll Along, Ragtime), Kay Trinidad (The Little Mermaid, Bare), Aurelia Williams (Sistas, The Musical, Papermill’s Once On This Island), Maurice Murphy (Motown The Musical, Leap of Faith), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!), Lauren Pritchard (Spring Awakening) and many more. The concert will be directed by Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Bare: The Musical, Carrie).

Also appearing will be musicians Shankel (on piano), Joe Mowatt (drums/percussion), Randy Landau (bass), Peter Calo and Jim Hershman (guitars).

Tickets are $100.00 each for premium seats, $75.00 each for general seating. ALL proceeds from tickets to the show and album sales go to supporting ASTEP’s mission to connect performing and visual artists with underserved kids, awakening their imaginations, fostering critical thinking, and helping them break the cycle of poverty. ASTEP places volunteer artists in India, South Africa, the Dominican Republic, New York and Florida and supports the efforts of ASTEP Chapters in more than a dozen communities around the U.S.

A special silent auction will also be held during the concert, featuring sought-after items such as:

  • 2 VIP Tickets to HAMILTON with Exclusive Backstage Tour and Meet and Greet with Jonathan Groff
  • 2 VIP Tickets to FINDING NEVERLAND with Exclusive Backstage Tour
  • 2 VIP Tickets to LION KING with Exclusive Backstage Tour
  • 2 VIP Tickets to Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR ON BROADWAY with Exclusive Backstage Tour
  • Have Raul Esparza Record Your Outgoing Voicemail Greeting
  • Have Kristin Chenoweth Record Your Outgoing Voicemail Greeting

Tickets are available for purchase online through the Joe’s Pub website or at the box office at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street. Seating is limited.

We hope you can join us!!


THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS:

 

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