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Music theatre alumni stage 'Broadway Voices for NC'

Music theatre alumni currently performing on Broadway stage will take part in this New York benefit concert to fight HB2.

The day after the Tony Awards celebrated excellence on Broadway, several New York actors with connections to North Carolina will gather for another cause: to battle House Bill 2 in North Carolina.

The law bars North Carolina cities from passing measures to protect LGBT people from discrimination, and it restricts people to using public bathrooms corresponding to their gender at birth.

Among these actors performing on June 13 are Rob Marnell '06 (currently in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"), Daniel J. Watts '04 (currently in "Hamilton") and Lindsay Northen '03 (currently in "Wicked"). These North Carolina natives and Elon graduates will team up with famous composers Stephen Shwartz and Jeanine Tesori tonight at the Cutting Room for "Broadway Voices for NC." Concert proceeds will benefit Equality North Carolina — an advocacy group for lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual people — and local LGBTQ centers.

For more information, visit http://tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/event/1198755-broadway-voices-for-nc-new-york/.

Catherine McNeela,
Faculty
6/13/2016 10:55 AM