LOS ANGELES — A few of Broadway’s largest stars are becoming a member of collectively to pay tribute to the late three-time Tony Award-nominated actor Rebecca Luker and lift cash to combat Lou Gehrig’s illness.
Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Santino Fontana, Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, Norm Lewis, Kelli O’Hara and Sally Wilfert will carry out in a present Tuesday night time that may function tales and songs from Luker’s profession.
“Such fantastic persons are doing it and the whole lot’s so fastidiously thought out by way of what we’re doing. I believe it is going to be fairly stunning. I believe she’d be comfortable to know that we’re all gathering for her,” Kuhn stated.
Luker was a greatest actress Tony nominee in 1995, taking part in Magnolia in “Showboat,” a greatest actress nominee in 2000 for enjoying Marian in “The Music Man” and a greatest featured actress nominee in 2007 as Winifred Banks in “Mary Poppins.” She died in December of Lou Gehrig’s illness, additionally known as ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She was 59.
“Becca” will stream on-line Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. (Jap/Pacific and UK). Tickets are $20 with all proceeds and donations benefiting ALS analysis. The one-night-only occasion is being organized by the non-profit Goal ALS.
Luker made her Broadway debut in 1988 in “The Phantom of the Opera” first as an understudy to Sarah Brightman after which taking part in Christine reverse the legendary Michael Crawford. “I’ll always remember it. It was an out-of-body expertise. He was so type, although, and I’ll always remember that,” she advised Playbill in 2016.
She had Broadway roles within the “The Sound of Music” and because the authentic Lily in “The Secret Backyard.” She was a substitute in “9” in 2003 reverse Antonio Banderas, “Enjoyable Residence” in 2016 and in “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” in 2013-14.
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