The Path Fund, Inc. is proud to announce that Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe-Award winning composer Paul Williams (A Star Is Born, The Muppet Movie), and three-time Tony-Award winning composer Rupert Holmes (The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Curtains) will headline "ROCKERS ON BROADWAY – BEHIND THE MUSIC"; the latest edition of Broadway's favorite Rock and Roll concert series will take place on Monday October 15th at the newly re-designed Cutting Room reopened at its new location (44 East 32nd Street, NYC) at 8:00PM. Proceeds will benefit The ASCAP Foundation's Children Will Listen Program, The Broadway Dreams Foundation and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
"ROCKERS ON BROADWAY – BEHIND THE MUSIC" will honor the crossover talents of songwriters who have written chart topping hits as well as musicals for theater, film and television. The evening will feature a line up of Rock Stars and Broadways finest performing songs written by pop and rock and roll luminaries including Elton John (The Lion King), Pete Townshend (The Who's Tommy), Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and Billy Joel (Movin' Out) There will also be a tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line, The Way We Were), and extremely rare and anticipated performances by both Paul Williams and Rupert Holmes who will be the evening's lifetime achievement honorees.
"ROCKERS ON BROADWAY – BEHIND THE MUSIC" will be a return to Rockers on Broadway's origins started in1993 when The Who's Tommy was preparing to open on Broadway. One day during rehearsals original member of The Who and Tommy composer Pete Townshend approached cast member Donnie Kehr about doing a couple of live concerts around the city. "He wanted the cast to learn what real Rock & Roll felt like, and for a bonus we could perform with him. He wanted us to have this experience for ourselves, because it would help translate that edgy rock sensibility into our performances." Says Rockers on Broadway founder Kehr. Nineteen editions later Rockers on Broadway is going strong bringing together the worlds of Rock and Roll and The Great White Way.
TICKETS for "ROCKERS ON BROADWAY – BEHIND THE MUSIC" range from $25 to $225 and are on sale now. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.rockersonbroadway.com
Rockers' is presented by The Path Fund Inc. with generous sponsorship from The Frye Company, Four Seasons Partnership - Robert Gaudio and O'Connor Consulting & Management. All proceeds from this event will go to support The ASCAP Foundation's Children Will Listen Program, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and The Broadway Dreams Foundation through who's education and performance programs work to brighten the future of young talent and brings young performers closer to their Broadway dreams.
THE PATH FUND, INC - As a result of the continued success of Rockers On Broadway, the producers formed an official 501(c)3 foundation to continue the original magic and produce other charitable events. The PATH Fund, Inc. (Performing Artists That Help) gives artists of all kinds an avenue to share their unique talents while helping raise money for charities that benefit the arts and entertainment. Such charities have included Broadway Dreams Foundation, Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, UNICEF, Save The Children, The Bachman-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation, Wingspan Arts. This year we are pleased to add The ASCAP Foundation. Since the inception of Rockers and the creation of PATH we have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity.