The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Broward Performing Arts Foundation will host a livestream concert event “Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side” on Saturday, August 15 at 8 p.m.
Jackson is a Grammy® and Emmy® Award–winning songwriter and composer and a Tony® Award nominated actor best known for originating the role of U.S. President George Washington in Hamilton. Jackson will be performing songs from his favorite musicals, pop standards, and some of his original material, all accompanied by a live band. He will also share stories from his time in two of the most culturally signifiant musicals of the last decade: In The Heights and Hamilton. Audience members will also be invited to text in questions for Jackson to answer during the live event.
“Nonprofit arts presenters are the lifeblood of the performing arts industry and a pipeline for young talent. Without them, there is no Broadway,” said Jackson. “While everything is shut down during this terrible pandemic, I am delighted to be able to help spread some joy and help raise some much-needed support for these deserving organizations.”
The livestream, which is being co-produced by Dallas Summer Musicals and Entertainment Benefits Group, will be shared by a number of nonprofit arts presenters around the country. The event will take place at the New York-based New World Stages, the off-Broadway venue that has housed productions of Jersey Boys, Avenue Q, and many others.
Tickets cost $40 per household and are available for purchase here. Virtual admission includes access to the livestream performance plus an additional 72 hours of on-demand viewing of a video recording of the livestream, which will be available one hour after the live broadcast ends.