Broadway's Bianca Marroquin (In the Heights, Chicago) spearheaded "To Mexico From New York with Love," a one-night-only benefit concert last night, September 1, at the Merkin Concert Hall in the Kaufman Center. The concert featured performances from Tony nominee Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair), Carol Woods (Chicago), Jaime Camil, Tony nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Café), Raymond Bokhour (Chicago) and many more.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to service organizations helping those in northern Mexico who were affected by Hurricane Alex.
Even though she's now far away from her homeland, Bianca Marroquin - currently starring in Broadway's In the Heights - felt compelled to help the victims affected by the recent flooding in Mexico.
"To Mexico From New York with Love" also featured performances from Roberto Araujo, Eddie Bennett, Dylis Croman, Rosie Fiedleman, Ruben Flores, Gabriela Garcia, Doreen Montalvo, Sharon Moore, Rick Negron and Marcos Santana.
Proceeds from the concert will be donated to Casa Cemex and Solo por Ayudar (Just To Help), two local Mexican charities working to build new homes for the affected people in Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.
To make a donation, please refer to the following information:Beneficiary: CEMEX Mexico SA,
Account: 36824503; Bank: Citibank (in NY), ABA/Swift: 021 000 089; Payment Details: Donations Alex - NL (**It is important to include "Donations Alex - NL" as the Payment Details so the Company (CEMEX) can identify those funds to use them to build houses for those in need).
"To Mexico From New York with Love" is presented with the generous support of the Mexican Consulate in NYC and the Mexican company CEMEX.
BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage from the evening below.