Stands Up For Freedom is the largest single fundraising event for the NYCLU and the ACLU was MY BODY MY BUSINESS!. During the event they honored two women. The first was Eva Price and Level Forward.
Eva Price is a three-time Tony Award-winning producer of over 18 Broadway plays, musicals, and concerts, a member of The Broadway League’s Board of Governors, and on the producing team of Killer Content and Abigail Disney’s venture Level Forward. Her credits include Oklahoma! (2 Tony Awards, Best Musical Revival); Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill (A.R.T., Broadway) and What the Constitution Means To Me, as well as several other Broadway hits.
Adrienne Becker, Abigail Disney, Rachel Gould, and Angie Wang
Level Forward develops, produces and finances high quality entertainment with Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning producers, working to extend the influence and opportunity of creative excellence, advance economic transformation and support new voices. The Company takes great responsibility for its work, using film, television, digital and live theater to advance equity and shareholder return through story-driven, impact-minded properties. Level Forward wrapped four films in the past year, all by first-time female, feature film directors including Topside from wife and husband team Celine Held/Logan George and The Assistant from Kitty Green, as well as seven short films from a variety of emerging female filmmakers in partnership with Refinery29. The Team is also a producer on Slave Play’s transfer to Broadway as well as the forthcoming musical Jagged Little Pill.
Carrie Manolakos treated the audience to Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard’s “Forgiven” from Broadway’s newest musical Jagged Little Pill.
Jagged Little Pill is directed by Diane Paulus, and began previews performances November 3 at the Broadhurst Theatre ahead of a December 5th opening. The show weaves the songs of Morissette and Glen Ballard’s Grammy-winning 1995 album (plus new material) with a book by Oscar winner Diablo Cody (Juno) to tell the story of a multi-generation, multiracial suburban family grappling with a series of distressing events. The production also features choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui as well as orchestrations and arrangements by music supervisor Tom Kitt. Jagged Little Pill will see Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening), Celia Rose Gooding, Derek Klena (Anastasia), Sean Allan Krill (Honeymoon in Vegas), and Lauren Patten (Fun Home) reprising their roles from the musical’s American Repertory Theater premiere in summer 2018.
At the event host Laura Benanti (My Fair Lady), was on hand to lift spirits.
Kelli O’Hara (Kiss Me Kate), Montego Glover (Memphis), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), Eva Noblezada (Hadestown), Jeannette Bayardelle (Hair), Shoba Narayan (The Great Comet), Shaina Taub (Public Works’ Twelfth Night), Starr Busby (Octet), L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), Wé McDonald (NBC’s The Voice), Julia Murney (Wicked), Liana Stampur,
Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Jo Lampert (NYTW’s Hundred Days), Alysha Umphress (On The Town), Kim Blanck (Octet), Mili Diaz (Wicked) and Bianca Leigh all performed.
To see part 1 with Phillipa Soo click here and look for parts 3, and 4 coming up!