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Broadway For All Cabaret at the Circus

Broadway For All Cabaret at the Circus

Krysta Rodriguez Photo by Janice Yam

Over 200 people braved the rain on Monday night and gathered under the tent at the Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center where the 2nd Annual Cabaret at the Circus gala was held benefitting ‘Broadway For All’, the non-profit organization that aims to transform the American stage and screen to reflect the diversity in America.  

Brooke Adams, Tony Shalhoub, Photo by Janice Yam

Proceeds went to support their ongoing commitment to shaping a new generation of artists, leaders and advocates and was attended by many of the Broadway for All kids.  

Jana Shea, Tony Shalhoub, J Robert Spencer Photo by Janice Yam

The evening’s program was hosted and presented by Tony Shalhoub and honors went to Emmy and Grammy -award winning Kristolyn Lloyd, Tony Award nominee Heidi Schreck and Tony-winning producer Jana Shea.

Kristolyn Lloyd Photo by Janice Yam

The cabaret performances featured Broadway For All Students long with J. Robert Spencer, Krysta Rodriguez, Megan McGinnis

Amber Iman Photo by Janice Yam

Amber Iman

Stew, Heidi Rodewald Photo by Janice Yam

Stew, Heidi Rodewald

Stew Photo by Janice Yam

and Julie McBride who served as the cabaret’s musical director.

Osh Ghanimah Photo by Janice Yam

Osh Ghanimah, Broadway For All Founder and President said “December 9th was a historic moment for our organization and the future of a more inclusive American stage and screen. Gathering together, under one tent, led by the inimitable Tony Shalhoub—and our trailblazing honorees, industry artists, and a diverse audience—one thing was made very clear: our mission to support ALL people coming together across ALL backgrounds to create art for ALL people is a movement whose time has come”.

Broadway for All Kids Photo by Janice Yam

Founded in 2012, Broadway for All is a movement with a mission. Their flagship summer conservatory brings together artists from impoverished communities with those from middle and upper income backgrounds for world-class training led by Broadway, film and television artists. Through its year-round Access for All program, they send thousands of underserved NYC students to experience Broadway shows every year.

Krysta Rodriguez Photo by Janice Yam

Before and after the presentations and performances, guests mingled in the circus tent setting and partook in libations including popcorn,  cotton candy, hot dogs, cake pops, chicken fingers and cocktails.

Brooke Adams Photo by Janice Yam
Christina Papagjika Photo by Janice Yam
Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin Photo by Janice Yam
J. Robert Spencer and wife Jenny Lynn Suckling Photo by Janice Yam
Tony Shalhoub Photo by Janice Yam


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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