The cast of the Broadway musical Baby It’s You! will perform at a fundraising event at Passaic High School in New Jersey on August 7. The benefit takes the show back to its roots: The daughter of future record producer Florence Greenberg (portrayed on Broadway by Beth Leavel) first saw the four singers her mother would mold into the Shirelles at a talent show in the Passaic High auditorium. Proceeds from the August 7 event, to be held in the newly refurbished auditorium of Passaic High, will fund a performing arts scholarship at the school.
In addition to a performance by non-specified members of the Baby It’s You! cast, the benefit evening will include a performance by the Passaic High School band and a Q&A with the Broadway actors.
Inspired by the true story of Florence Greenberg, Baby It’s You opened at the Broadhurst Theatre on April 27. The show includes hits such as “Dedicated to the One I Love,” “Soldier Boy,” “He’s So Fine,” “It’s My Party,” “Louie Louie,” “Mama Said,” “Shout,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “I Met Him on a Sunday,” “Rockin’ Robin” and many more. After discovering the Shirelles at Passaic High School, Greenberg packed the girls in her car, drove across the George Washington Bridge to New York City and embarked on a trailblazing journey from New Jersey housewife to record mogul.