13th Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit Arts Ignite
We're back! Arts Ignite (Formerly ASTEP) is celebrating the return of its annual benefit concert! Conceived, produced, and music directed by Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator Lynne Shankel (NBC’s Annie Live, Cry-Baby, Altar Boyz, Allegiance) and directed by Laura Brandel, this highly anticipated concert will feature Broadway showstoppers as they perform fresh, original approaches— pop, soul, R&B, rock and more renditions of holiday classics off ‘New York City Christmas’ the album, which will be available for purchase at the concert. We are thrilled to celebrate in person with our community of supporters once more as we commemorate a year of new beginnings and continual growth!
Now in its 13th year, the benefit concert will again boast an incredible line-up of artists including Gerard Canonico (Be More Chill, Almost Famous), Kayla Davion (Tina Turner, King Kong), Chester Gregory (Sister Act, Crybaby, Hairspray), Marina Kondo (KPOP, Frozen), Claire Kwon (Almost Famous) , Alyse Alan Louis (Soft Power, White Girl In Danger), Lauren Marcus (Be More Chill, White Girl In Danger), Melody Madarasz (HoT), Eric William Morris (Be More Chill, King Kong, White Girl In Danger), Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Aladdin), Cheeyang Ng (Eastbound), Diane Phelan (School of Rock, Here Lies Love), Zachary Noah Piser (KPOP, Dear Evan Hansen), Sally Wilfert (Assassins, Trevor: A New Musical), Lindsay Roberts (The Phantom of the Opera), Samantha Williams (Caroline, or Change), Ashley Wool (How to Dance in Ohio), Iain Young (Mean Girls), Tony-award nominee Elizabeth Stanley (Jagged Little Pill, Crybaby, Company), and more guests to be announced!
Arts Ignite looks forward to reconnecting with our community again, as well as celebrating the holidays with new friends along the way.
ALL proceeds from tickets to the show and album sales go to supporting Arts Ignite's efforts to cultivate creative capacity, community, and courage in young people using the arts.
Can’t make it? Make a donation to support arts education HERE
To purchase your own copy of New York City Christmas: An Album to Benefit ASTEP, click HERE
Photo of Sierra Boggess and Lindsay Mendez courtesy the artists.
Arts Ignite Website