Tony Winner Adriane Lenox and OITNB's Danielle Brooks Will Support Born For Broadway At Annual Cabaret | Playbill

News Tony Winner Adriane Lenox and OITNB's Danielle Brooks Will Support Born For Broadway At Annual Cabaret Born for Broadway – a nonprofit dedicated to funding spinal cord injury research and supporting individuals living with paralysis – announced the first round of casting today for its fifth annual celebrity cabaret, including Tony Winner Adriane Lenox (Doubt) and Danielle Brooks ("Orange Is The New Black"), to be held at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center (129 W. 67th Street) Oct. 13.

Tony-nominated director Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime) will direct with Lawrence Yurman (Grey Gardens) serving as music director. Carole Lasser is the pianist.

According to press notes, "Born for Broadway founder and executive producer Sarah Galli created the show while studying theater at Marymount Manhattan College as a way to give back to her community, which supported her brother Jeff after he suffered a spinal cord injury. Out of its humble beginnings, it has evolved into a renowned annual musical cabaret that brings together advocates, Broadway stars, elected officials, and the public, all to benefit paralysis-related causes. Proceeds from this year’s show will benefit Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, a nonprofit that supports international advocacy, education, and spinal cord injury research."

In addition to Brooks and Lenox, the rest of the lineup includes: Adrian Bailey (Jelly’s Last Jam), Ashley Blanchet (Beautiful), Khaya Cohen ("X Factor"), E. Clayton Cornelius (Beautiful), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Lesli Margherita (Matilda; Olivier Award winner, Zorro), Zane Mark (Motown), Timothy McDevitt (Guys & Dolls at Carnegie Hall), Kathleen Monteleone (Hands on a Hardbody), Robert Petkoff (All the Way, Ragtime), Steve Rosen (Guys & Dolls), Jesse Ruben, Peter Scolari ("Girls," Bronx Bombers), Ryan Silverman (Side Show), Ali Stroker ("The Glee Project," "Glee"), John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), Wesley Taylor ("It Could Be Worse," "Smash") and Rema Webb (Violet, The Lion King).

Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Tickets for the show begin at $25. To purchase and for more information visit

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