Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Jessica Rush (Jersey Boys) and Michael James Scott (The Book of Mormon) will appear in a one night only benefit concert of Songs for a New World. The performance of the Jason Robert Brown musical will be held March 11 at XL Cabaret.
Two-time Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) will direct the evening, the proceeds of which will be donated to The Performing Arts Project, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to inspire and prepare new generations of actors, artists, singers, dancers, choreographers, directors and performers.
Half song cycle and half musical, Songs for a New World is Brown’s 1995 revue of songs connected by the theme, “the moment of decision.” Adams, Brown, Rush and Scott will play a number of different characters as they sing pop, gospel, jazz and classical-themed tunes in Brown’s wildly popular piece.
Check out a teaser for the concert event below!