Target ALS, a nonprofit organization founded by former NYC Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff — who lost his father and uncle to ALS — has announced a one-night only streaming concert honoring the life of famed Broadway star Rebecca Luker. Diagnosed with ALS in late 2019, Luker passed away in December 2020, leaving behind her husband, fellow Broadway star Danny Burstein, and countless family members, friends and fans. Affectionately titled Becca the show will feature stories and songs from Luker’s career, performed by Broadway’s best-known stars, and will raise much-needed funds for ALS research
The lineup of performers featured in Becca includes Laura Benanti (Tony winner, Gypsy), Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, The Phantom of the Opera), Michael Cerveris (Tony winner, Fun Home), Victoria Clark (Tony winner, The Light in the Piazza), Santino Fontana (Tony winner, Tootsie), Judy Kuhn (Tony nominee, Fun Home), Howard McGillin (Tony nominee, longest-running The Phantom of the Opera), Norm Lewis (Tony nominee, Porgy and Bess), Kelli O’Hara (Tony winner, The King and I) and Sally Wilfert (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, All the Girls).
Lucy Simon is serving as an honorary producer, assisting with the lineup of performers and selection of several songs. Simon wrote the music for Luker’s first original role on Broadway, Lily in The Secret Garden. Frank DiLella (Emmy winner, Spectrum News NY1’s “On Stage”) will host the show, which is written by Sarah Rebell and Steve Schonberg. Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Joseph Thalken will serve as co-music directors, with David Mahoney acting as creative producer.
Becca will stream online on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern/Pacific and UK). Tickets are £15 with 100% of ticket sales and donations benefiting ALS research. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.CelebrateBecca.com.