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Sparks, Wopat, Marroquin and More Set For Mexico Hurricane Aid Concert

Sparks, Wopat, Marroquin and More Set For Mexico Hurricane Aid Concert
Bianca Marroquin
'In the Heights' player Bianca Marroquin has recruited Broadway pals to help aid her native Mexico.

Broadway stars Jordin Sparks, Tom Wopat, Brenda Braxton, Bianca Marroquin, Carol Woods, Raymond Bokhour, Jaime Camil and more will appear at To Mexico From New York With Love, a one-night-only concert benefit to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Alex, which hit northern Mexico earlier this summer. The concert will take place on September 1 at the Merkin Concert Hall in the Kaufman Center.

Proceeds from the show will be donated to Casa Cemex and Solo por Ayudar, two charities that help to build new homes in Mexico. A native of Mexico, In The Heights actress Marroquin helped organize the event. "I got frustrated at seeing the horrific images of places in Monterrey and Tamaulipas—and it was devastating to talk to people from home who were going through such incredibly tough times as a result of Hurricane Alex," she said in a statement. "Because of my Broadway commitments, I’ve not been able to participate in any of the local charity events that are happening in Mexico, so I decided to organize something here, with the incredible support of my friends in the theatre community. And the response from my Broadway friends has been truly overwhelming. I know that their love, support and talent will make this concert a truly spectacular event."

The evening will also feature performances from Roberto Araujo, Eddie Bennett, Dylis Croman, Rosie Fiedleman, Ruben Flores, Gabriela Garcia, Doreen Montalvo, Sharon Moore, Rick Negron and Marcos Santana.

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