Ariana Grande and Broadway star Shoshana Bean (Hairspray) will join composer Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, 13) for a special virtual concert to benefit the staff and musicians from famed Manhattan venue SubCulture. The intimate theater is currently shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The show will take place on Monday April 27th at 8 p.m. EST, livestreaming via both SubCulture’s Facebook page and Brown’s Vimeo channel. A page for donations to benefit the venue’s staff is already live. “What I have missed and mourned the most over these last extraordinary weeks has been my ability to connect with music — to play and sing with other musicians, and to feel the audience responding,” Brown said in a statement.
Brown’s virtual show will take the place of his monthly Artist-in-Residency appearance at SubCulture. “Every month for the past five years, I’ve been able to do just that at SubCulture, working with the best musicians and singers I know to make music together for a smart, involved and joyful audience in a place that’s come to feel like a second home,” he said.