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CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! — the creation of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley (who also organized the Broadway for Orlando benefit recording of What the World Needs Now Is Love) — will play Chicago’s Auditorium Theater Monday, March 20, at 8 PM. The monthly series began at the Town Hall in New York on January 20.
Chicago’s CONCERT FOR AMERICA will feature two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera, Grammy winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Melissa Manchester, two-time Emmy winner Sharon Gless, SiriusXM’s Christine Pedi, blues singer Lynne Jordan, actor Marya Grandy, and cast members from Chicago’s Hamilton. Additional performers will be announced soon.
“We are so excited to bring CONCERT FOR AMERICA to Chicago,” said Rudetsky and Wesley. “Not only will stars like Chita Rivera and Melissa Manchester be joining us, but we’ll also be featuring a number of artists from Chicago like Lynne Jordan and Marya Grandy, as well as cast members from Hamilton. We’re also happy to announce that we are offering tickets as low as $18, so everyone can come and see us live.”
Proceeds from CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! will benefit five national organizations working to protect human rights: Planned Parenthood, NAACP, Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, and the Sierra Club Foundation.
Tickets are available at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by phone at 312.341.2300, or in person at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office (50 E Congress Pkwy). A free Facebook Live stream will air concurrently.