The October 21 benefit at the Edison Ballroom will be emceed by Nina Hellman (Greater Clements) and Jeremy Shamos (Clybourne Park), and feature Broadway alums Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show], Something Rotten), Syndee Winters (Hamilton, The Lion King), and Gayle Turner (The Wiz), with a special performance by Shakina Nayfack (Hulu’s Difficult People) and current BCT students.
Author and Morgan Stanley managing director Sandra L. Richards, whose book Rice and Rocks inspired a BCT musical stage adaptation, will be honored during the ceremony. Rice and Rocks spreads a message of finding similarities across cultural boundaries. BCT Executive Director Amy White-Graves penned the book with music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney.
Brooklyn Children’s Theatre offers musical theatre classes to students all over Brooklyn, with an aim to create a world where all children have access to high quality theatre education.
For more information visit BrooklynChildrensTheatre.org.