Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Virtual Halloween Concert to Benefit Lymphoma Research Foundation and The Actors Fund
FEATURING THE SPOOKTACULAR TALENTS OF RAFAEL CASAL, ADRIENNE WARREN, JAMES MONORE IGLEHART, DANNY BURSTEIN, NIK WALKER, LESLI MARGHERITA, ROB MCCLURE AND MANY MORE
The Actors Fund and the Lymphoma Research Foundation are proud to announce a one-night-only virtual Halloween benefit concert presentation of the songs from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Disney’s classic animated film, as interpreted by some of Broadway’s most ghoulishly talented artists. The evening will be presented by Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, in cooperation with Tim Burton, Danny Elfman and Disney Music Group. The terrifyingly tantalizing one-night-only event will be available to stream for 24 hours, beginning Saturday, October 31 at 7 pm ET.
James Monroe Iglehart, who dazzled audiences as the Genie in his Tony Award-winning performance in Disney Theatrical’s Aladdin, and his Broadway friends, using only items and clothing found around their house combined with their imaginations, will bring this delightful evening of music, storytelling and Halloween fun to life for one-night-only.
The cast includes: Rafael Casal (Blindspotting, Bad Education), Adrienne Warren (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Shuffle Along, Bring It On: The Musical), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton, Memphis), Danny Burstein (Moulin Rouge!, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof), Nik Walker (Ain’t Too Proud, Hamilton, Motown The Musical), Lesli Margherita (Dames at Sea, Matilda, EmojiLand), Rob McClure (Chaplin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice) and more.
“We are extremely grateful to Tim Burton, Danny Elfman and the Disney Music Group for allowing us the opportunity to bring our virtual concert interpretation of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas to everyone this Halloween,” said James Monroe Iglehart.
With door-to-door tricks and treats on hold, all are invited to indulge in this holiday classic.
This will be a pay-per-view event available on VIMEO. Tickets are $4.99 and can be purchased here.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit actorsfund.org.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation. Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer in adults and the third most common cancer overall in children. Approximately every five minutes someone is diagnosed with a form of lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The Lymphoma Research Foundation fills key innovation gaps to change the future for everyone whose life has been affected by a lymphoma diagnosis. LRF impacts the broad continuum of innovation by convening scientific experts from around the world to share research findings and collaborate; bringing scientific experts directly to patients to empower them with knowledge; and supporting the next generation of scientists, enabling them to dedicate their careers to the study of lymphoma. Visit lymphoma.org