BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
A cavalcade of Broadway stars, actors, comedians and recording artists will take the stage at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts for the “Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!”
The event, created and hosted by SiriusXM Broadway channel host Seth Rudetsky and Broadway/record producer James Wesley, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28.
Performers so far include: Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller (“Beautiful,” “Waitress”); singer Melissa Manchester (“Don’t Cry Out Loud”); actress Sharon Gless (“Cagney and Lacey,” “Burn Notice”); YouTube star Randy Rainbow; TV fixture Kim Fields (“The Facts of Life,” “Living Single”); Broadway’s Keala Settle (“Waitress”); actor Christopher Morgan (“Meet the Browns”); Atlanta natives Royce Mann (“White Boy Privilege” slam poem), Nora Schell (“Spamilton”) and Ryann Redmond (“Bring It On the Musical”); and area students from the international performing arts training institute, Broadway Dreams.
Additional performers are expected to be announced.
Tickets for the show are $25 and available at www.concertsforamerica.com. Proceeds will benefit five national organizations to protect human rights: Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, The Sierra Club Foundation, NAACP and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Concert for America began in 2015 when Rudetsky and Wesley formed a non-profit organization to benefit other non-profits that focus on fighting for civil and human rights.
The “Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!” show debuted as a monthly series at The Town Hall in New York City on Inauguration Day in January.