Broadway’s biggest Halloween event of the year both live at Sony Hall and streamed in your own Halloween weekend at home, Jay Armstrong Johnson’s annual Halloween concert, I Put a Spell on You, continues to grow with the addition of Queens Kiki Ball-Change (Funny Gworl, The Wendy Williams Show) and Marti Gould Cummings (Shade Queens of NYC, Food Network) plus Arianna Rosario (Spielberg’s West Side Story) and Matt Rivera (Chu’s In The Heights). In their quest for beauty, youth and immortality, the bewitching and beloved Sanderson sisters return from the dead and gather their most famous friends to help attract the children of New York. I Put a Spell on You: ALIVE at Sony Hall is presented by Kampfire Films and Jay Armstrong Johnson and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The event will take place LIVE at Sony Hall in New York (235 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036) on Sunday, October 23 at 8 p.m. EST (doors open at 7 p.m.) and will be airing on Broadway On Demand beginning at 7 p.m. EST on Sunday, October 30, 2022 and be available for the following four days. The show begins with pre-show getaways and ends with a dance party hosted by VELEZ & PARADA. Embrace the evening by dressing up in your favorite Halloween outfit and enter our costume contest to win prizes.
The live event and on-demand stream benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. All streaming and live tickets start at $35 and are on sale now at broadwaycares.org/spell. All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and masks are highly recommended (it’s Halloween, after all!).
I Put a Spell on You was created by and stars Johnson (ABC’s Quantico, On the Town, The Phantom of the Opera). The annual show is a parody and tribute to the beloved cult film Hocus Pocus. Expect larger-than-life performances and choreography, over-the-top costumes and makeup, unparalleled production value, and a healthy dose of Broadway magic.
Johnson returns as Winifred Sanderson with Allison Robinson and Amanda Williams Ware as sisters Sarah and Mary. The cast includes Broadway stars Major Attaway (Aladdin), Nick Rashad Burroughs (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), Tony Award winner Gavin Creel (Into the Woods), Tony nominee Robyn Hurder (A Beautiful Noise), transgender singer and LGBTQ activist Mila Jam, two-time Grammy winner Tamika Lawrence (Caroline or Change), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Tomás Matos (Hadestown, Hulu’s Fire Island), Alanna Saunders (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ), Claire Saunders (The Intern), Heath Saunders (Enterprise), James Scully (Netflix’s You, Hulu’s Fire Island) and Alysha Umphress (On the Town).
Rounding out the cast are Sydney Allie, Tanah Becker, Olivia Cece, Zachary Eisenberg, Tyler Eisenreich, Zachary Flores, Olivia Griffin, Natalie Hinds, Brittany Jenkins, Karma Jenkins, Darriel Johnakin, Erin Kei, Kolton Krouse, Markelle Leigh, Grace LeMieux, Hector Juan Maisonet, Maddox Martin, Nick Nazzaro, Kathryn Priest, Gabriel Andrew Reyes, Celeste Rose, Sydnie Roy, Jamal Shuriah, Michael Anthony Sylvester, Olivia Tarchick, Ahren Victory, Jamaal Wade, Erin Weinberger, Robyn Williams and Zach Williams.
I Put a Spell on You is produced by Katie Rosin, Jay Armstrong Johnson and DW. The production is written by Johnson and directed by Ahmad Simmons, who also oversees the choreographer. Director/Associate Choreographer is Lili Froehlich, Assistant Choreographers are Brittany Jenkins, Kristopher Ward and Sydnie Roy, Additional Choreographers include Mike Baerga, Phil Colgan, Chris Jarosz, Michael Anthony Sylvester and Jason Williams. The musical supervisor is Will Van Dyke. The creative team includes costume design and art direction by DW, multimedia production by Catriona Rubenis-Stevens, projection and video design by Jamie Kiliany, technical direction by Mido Francios, lighting design by William Succoso, makeup design by Kyle Krueger of Alcone Company, key makeup by J Guerra, SFX makeup directs Christina Vida Roldos, and set decoration by Michael Lee Scott. The COVID Compliance Manager is Natalia Enriquez.
The Muse Hotel is the official hotel for I Put A Spell On You: ALIVE at Sony Hall. The property recently returned to its roots as an independent hotel and is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Manhattan, just steps from Times Square.
Veuve de Vernay, produced by Patriarche, the number one selling French sparkling wine under $20 in the United States, is a proud sponsor of I Put A Spell On You: ALIVE at Sony Hall. La maison du vin, all about partying, has over 240 years of experience.
Additional sponsors include Abracadabra, Alcone, The Costume Studio, Groove with Me, Open Jar Studios, Pearl Studios, Schmackary’s, Sony Hall and Vita Coco.
Every ticket purchased will help people across the country affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other serious illnesses receive healthy meals, life-saving medicines, emergency financial assistance, housing, counseling and Moreover.
Referral and VIP packages are available. Visit broadwaycares.org/spell for more information.
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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
the philanthropic heart of Broadway, is one of the nation’s leading industry-based nonprofit fundraising and grantmaking organizations. Drawing on the talents, resources and generosity of the American theater community, since 1988, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people living with HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other serious illnesses across the United States. States.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the primary supporter of the Entertainment Community Fund’s (formerly The Actors Fund) social service programs, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Initiative for Women’s Health, and the Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway Cares also provides annual grants to more than 450 AIDS service and family service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., providing lifesaving medications, healthy meals, counseling and lifesaving assistance. ’emergency.
For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, at facebook.com/BCEFA, at instagram.com/BCEFA, at twitter.com/BCEFA and at youtube.com/BCEFA.