Broadway stars pitch in for Orlando shooting victims
ORLANDOO -- Cast members of the Broadway musical Fun Home will perform a concert July 24 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, following the Pulse nightclub shootings.
Fun Home won five Tony awards in 2015, including one for best musical. Based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel memoir about growing up with closeted father in the family's funeral business, it is the first Broadway show with a lesbian protagonist.
Michael Cerveris, who won the Tony for best actor in a musical, hatched the idea. Beth Malone, who was nominated for a best-acres Tony for her role as Alison; as well as cast members Judy Kuhn, Joel Perez, Gabriella Pizzolo, Roberta Colindrez and Emily Skeggs will make the trip to Orlando.
The Dr. Phillips Center is just a mile away from Pulse, where a gunman killed 49 people on June 12 and wounded 53 others. Fun Home: A Benefit for Orlando starts at 7 p.m. July 24 at the center's Walt Disney Theater, 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando. Tickets start at $30. Free for families of victims and others directly affected by the shootings. 844-513-2014. drphillipscenter.org.