FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE OFFERS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK
LIVE ONLINE AUCTION FEATURES VIP TRIP, 1-OF-A-KIND SIGNED THEATRE & SPORTS ITEMS AND MORE
FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE is the gift that keeps on giving. A special online auction, including the ultimate VIP Deer Valley getaway, signed one-of-a-kind Broadway memorabilia, Yankee tickets, signed sports items and theatre tickets are available at FromBroadwayWithLove.org/auction through February 28 at 11:59 pm ET. As with all proceeds from the event, the auction will benefit The United Way of Western Connecticut’s Sandy Hook School Support Fund.
Fans and supporters can bid on a super VIP luxury trip to Park City, Utah courtesy of St. Regis Deer Valley, Delta Air Lines, J&G Restaurant, Deer Valley Resort, Premiere Transportation; New York experiences on the Hornblower Dinner Cruise and the NY Skyride and hand signed one of a kind Broadway memorabilia from Frank Wildhorn’s “Wonderland” to Brett Bowles’ “Still” to the cast signed From Broadway With Love Poster, the full first season of releases from Broadway Records, Yankee tickets, other sports memorabilia and more. A full list follows and can be found at FromBroadwayWithLove.org/auction.
Van Dean, Co-conceiver of the event says, “The feedback has been so tremendous from the Newtown Community and the Broadway community as well as fans who want to keep this extraordinary experience going. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the opportunity to give back and are thankful for the response. This auction is another opportunity for people to be a part of the FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE experience and to bid on some fantastic items for this important cause.”
The FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE event began as a live performance by more than 100 of Broadway’s Best along with performers from the Sandy Hook school and Newtown community on Monday, January 28, 2012 at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT for an intimate crowd full of families directly affected by the tragedy in Newtown, first responders who were at the school that day and Sandy Hook Elementary School’s students, families, teachers, and administrators. This one of a kind concert event has resonated throughout the theatre and Newtown communities and the feedback has been overwhelming.
The Broadway community came together in the special way that they do when Van Dean, the Tony-Award winning Broadway Producer, originally from the Newtown area, received a Facebook message from Newtown resident Brett Boles, author of the musical Foreverman, just following the tragic events of December 14th. Said Van, “After Brett suggested the notion of a benefit concert to me, I immediately posted a note on my Facebook page looking for volunteers. Within a few hours I had 100 responses and knew that this would become something very special.” The result was the Broadway community of 150+ performers, composers, musicians, tech and design professionals and producers joining together with the Newtown community to create a once in a lifetime evening of healing and love.
Brian “Stokes” Mitchell performed Impossible Dream” from his Tony-nominated Man of La Mancha, Linda Eder performed “If I Had My Way”, originally written after 9/11, Phillip Boykin, performed just after hearing of the death of his own father, Robin DeJesus, Julia Murney, Mary Testa, Stephen Schwartz, Frank Wildhorn and many others joined over 100 top stars of Broadway along with 72 Newtown dancers performing “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray, with Nikki Blonsky, Brooke Tansley, Micky Dolenz and Capathia Jenkins accompanied by the song’s composer, Marc Shaiman. Just when we thought the emotion couldn’t peak any higher, the show culminated with the entire From Broadway With Love company and students from Sandy Hook Elementary School performing Barry Manilow’s “One Voice.” Those involved said that they were there to show their love and support and to help create a beautiful and meaningful experience together with members of the community. It was an amazing showing of Broadway’s best at their best.
Some of the items available to benefit the Newtown Community are:
Escape to Deer Valley Package in Park City, UT with a premium vacation experience courtesy of the St. Regis Deer Valley, Delta Air Lines, J&G Restaurant, Deer Valley Resort, Premiere Transportation and more.
The Winning Bidder will receive:
Four nights in a Deluxe Suite at St. Regis Deer Valley.
Two First Class airfare tickets courtesy of Delta Air Lines.
Private round-trip airport transfer in a luxury SUV from Premiere Transportation.
*JUST ADDED! 2 Remede Customized Massages courtesy of Remede Spa St. Regis.
** Estimated value at close to $10.000.
*6 tickets to a Hornblower Dinner Cruise in New York City.
Including a freshly prepared four-course seated dinner set to sparkling skyline views. Dance to live entertainment or enjoy the spacious outer decks, taking in stunning scenery and night breezes.
2 tickets for the NY SKYRIDE, located on the second floor of the Empire State Building right in the heart of New York – a fun filled combination of movie-motion-and sights rolled up into New York’s original and ONLY aerial virtual tour simulator.
*From Broadway With Love poster signed by the cast.
*Frank Wildhorn Signed “Finding Wonderland” Sheet Music.
*Jekyll & Hyde poster signed by entire cast.
*Lyrics to “Still” signed by Brett Boles.
*Signed poster of WICKED on Broadway.
*2 tickets to Bedlam’s HAMLET.
*Broadway Records’ Inaugural Season Catalogue including the following CDs:
Lysistrata Jones Original Broadway Cast Recording.
Bonnie and Clyde Original Broadway Cast Recording.
Nick Jonas, Songs from How to Succeed... EP.
Laura Osnes, Dream a Little Dream: Live at the Cafe Carlyle.
Jekyll and Hyde 2012 Concept Recording.
Norbert Leo Butz, Memory and Mayhem: Live at 54 Below.
Patti Lupone, Far Away Places: Live at 54 Below.
*6 Suite Tickets to Mets vs. Yankees Game at Yankee Stadium – Currently at Half Face Value.
*4 Legends Tickets To A Yankees Game – Currently at less than half face value.
*Derek Jeter Autographed Baseball.
*Mark Bavaro Signed Football.
*Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald Signed Football.
In addition to the auction, FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE will continue to give back with a CD/DVD in the works and other activities to be announced on FromBroadwayWithLove.org to continue to raise funds and support for the Newtown community from their friends in the Broadway community.
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For more information on FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE or on the auction, please contact:
Saul Markowitz & Robin Hawbaker
Office: (412) 577-5140
Cell: (412) 977-8517
Jill Siegel Communications
‘From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook’ Video Interviews and Highlights.