For one night only, stars from Broadway’s biggest hit shows will join together for the Broadway Purim Shpiel, a hilarious retelling of the Purim story. All proceeds from the NEFCA production will benefit The Birthright Israel Foundation, an organization dedicated to sending young Jews from across the world to Israel. Full details about the event can be found at www.nefca.org/6bps.
As reported in NYBlueprint, the Urban Jewish Event Guide,
For the 6th consecutive year, Broadway''s biggest talents demonstrate their generosity by performing in our benefit,” said NEFCA founder and executive director Scott Kluge. “This year Richard Kind, one of our generation's funniest actors, will take the helm as host of the Shpiel. This will be the most hilarious performance yet!
This year's shpiel will synchronize with Broadway''s latest trend - rock n roll. Our cast includes stars from Rock of Ages, American Idiot, Memphis, Jersey Boys and many other great shows - so prepare for a rockin' Shpiel on March 1st," he added.
The cast of this year's show will include:Host: Richard Kind (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
• Christian Hoff (Jersey Boys - TONY Award Winner)
• Clarke Thorell (Hairspray)
• Adam Kantor (Rent)
• Alysha Umphress (American Idiot)
• Alex Brightman (Wicked)
• Gaelen Gilliand (9 to 5)
• MODI (Comedian)
• Chad Kimball (Memphis)
• Eric Anderson (South Pacific)
• Savannah Wise (Ragtime)
• Jarrod Spector (Jersey Boys)
To get an idea of what this year's performance will be like, check out the video clip below of the 4th Annual Broadway Purim Shpiel from March 2008.