NextGen Spotlight, a previously reported benefit concert directed and hosted by Jelani Remy that will shine the spotlight on the next generation of talent onstage and behind the scenes, will be presented September 18 at 7 PM at Chelsea Table + Stage in Manhattan.
Broadway Cares’ NextGen Advocates will present the benefit, which
will also be offered online. Remy, who currently plays Mayor Goldie
Wilson III/Marvin Berry in Broadway's Back to the Future: The Musical, will share the stage with newly announced Jimmy Award winner Kendall Becerra, Lorna Courtney (& Juliet), Max Crumm (Grease), The Backstage Blonde Teale Dvornik, Vidushi Goyal (In the Trenches), Kolton Krause (Bob Fosse’s Dancin’), Lesli Margherita (Matilda the Musical), JJ Niemann (Back to the Future), Gabi Stapula (Back to the Future), and L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King).
Remy previously appeared on Broadway as Eddie Kendricks in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations and made his Broadway debut as Simba in Disney’s The Lion King.
The NextGen Advocates are young professional ambassadors committed to supporting the work of Broadway Cares. They strive to reach a diverse community of donors and build a sustainable foundation for the annual grants made to the Entertainment Community Fund and more than 450 social service organizations in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Broadway Cares, the philanthropic heart of Broadway, is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Every donation will help provide healthy meals, lifesaving medication, emergency financial assistance, housing, counseling, and more to people across the country, including those in entertainment and performing arts, affected by HIV/AIDS and other debilitating illnesses.