Broadway’s best gathered at the Town Hall in New York City for the third annual Voices for the Voiceless: Stars For Foster Kids concert, hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, October 30. Featuring performances from Jonathan Groff, Danielle Brooks, Jessie Mueller, and more, the concert raised money to support the You Gotta Believe Foundation, which specializes in helping older foster kids, 13 and over, find permanent homes.
In New York City alone, there are more than 1,300 children currently awaiting adoption, with more than 700 on the verge of “aging out,” i.e. becoming too old to adopt though regular channels. Rudetsky and Wesley created Voices for the Voiceless in 2015, when they were working with the Council on Adoptable Children and You Gotta Believe to adopt a child out of foster care themselves. At that time, the organizations suffered cuts from governmental funding, and the two men decided to help solve the crisis by gathering their friends and putting on a show. The first two Voices for the Voiceless concerts raised nearly $1 million.
Flip through photos of the concert below: