Matthew Morrison, Stephanie J. Block, and More Featured on A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS Album
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by BWW News Desk
An all new Christmas CD Recording titled A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS will feature a host of Broadway Stars to support the Dr. Carol Channing-Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts in its mission to promote the arts in public education. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this CD will go directly to support schools in Union Beach, New Jersey who lost all of their musical instruments after Hurricane Sandy and have been forced to cancel their music classes and programs indefinitely.
A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS features the talents of Matthew Morrison (Tony Nominee - Light In The Piazza; South Pacific and Fox Television's GLEE), Susan Egan (Tony Nominee - Disney's Beauty And the Beast; Cabaret; Triumph Of Love), Stephanie J. Block (Wicked; 9 to 5 and currently starring on Broadway in The Mystery Of Edwin Drood), Krysta Rodriguez (The Addams Family and newest co-star on NBC Television's SMASH), Cathy Rigby (Seussical; Peter Pan); Eric Kunze (Miss Saigon; Les Miserables; Damn Yankees), and more - and featuring a very special reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by impressionist Rich Little and all of his voices.
The CD will be available on December 7, 2012 and can be purchased on The Channing-Kullijian Foundation website at www.channingarts.org
The Dr. Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts is dedicated to restoring the arts to our nation's public schools in an effort to provide a complete and adequate education that includes a comprehensive, quality arts education as part of the core curriculum to every child in America.
The Foundation's primary goals are to raise awareness, on a national level, of the vital need for the arts in our schools while building a grass-roots coalition of parents, teachers, communities, community leaders and celebrated individuals who will advocate for, and insist upon, restoring the arts to our children's core curriculum, and to raise monies to support bringing the arts back to our nation's schools including, in some cases, funding the salaries of arts teachers in communities with the greatest need. National research provides overwhelming evidence that children who participate in the arts perform better academically, are less likely to drop out of school and the arts are key to developing creativity, communication, self-esteem and tolerance and respect for the differences in others. To quote Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian - “we are not trying to save the Arts, we are using the Arts to save our children”.
A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS is available for a $15.00 tax deductible donation to The Dr. Carol Channing-Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts, via the Foundation website. $5.00 from the purchase of every CD will go toward purchasing instruments for the schools in Union Beach, NJ who lost their music programs due to Hurricane Sandy.
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