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'From Broadway With Love' - CDs, DVD, Blu-Ray Offer Stirring Performances, Aid Worthy Cause

Let's face it - theater folk know that their talents have the ability to help people heal. And when artists like Nicky Blonsky, Phillip Boykin, Michael Cerveris, Robin De Jesus, Micky Dolenz, Christine Ebersole, Linda Eder, Capathia Jenkins, Richard Kind, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Julia Murney, Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman, Mary Testa, and Frank Wildhorn converge, you end up with a pretty powerful evening.

All of these artists and more gathered for a concert at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT on January 28 , 2013 for From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook, an event created to help uplift a community in the wake of the Newtown tragedy of December 14, 2012.

The concert was recorded and videotaped, and, now, it is available as a two CD set and on DVD from Broadway Records. A Blu-Ray edition will be available on February 18. And Broadway Records will donate 100% of its profits from sales of all of these items will go to support the Newtown-Sandy Hook community via the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation,

Joining the exceptional array of artists who gathered for the event were over 300 students from several Newtown dance groups, the Sandy Hook Elementary School 3rd and 4th grades (2012/2013 school year) and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir (2012/2013 school year). Together they create a joyful noise, and whether its Tony winner Mitchell delivering a knockout rendition of "The Impossible Dream" or two-time Tony winner Ebersole having a terrific time with the always delightful "On The Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe," the energy and emotion that was present for the event simply pulses through to listeners or viewers.

The breadth of warmth, comedy and drama that lies between these two numbers can also be found as Testa brings her usual smoldering sauciness to "When You're Good to Mama" from Chicago; Cerveris offers a deeply emotional "Finishing the Hat" from Sunday in the Park With George; and Dolenz, who jokes that he got to his song before Shrek, sings out a lively "I'm a Believer."

So drop by iTunes, Amazon, or your whatever your favorite retailer might be. You'll get some great music and be supporting a very worthy cause and - like the performers and volunteers who donated their time - helping a healing process as it continues.

---- Andy Propst


For more information, visit: broadwayrecords.com.