This show is huge, featuring 16 of our favorite songs from beloved Broadway musicals including: ”The Wiz,” “Wicked,” “The Lion King,” “A Chorus Line,” “Les Misérables,” “Cats,” and many more. The show offers more than 15 guest artists who have received a total of eight Grammy Awards, four Tony Awards, one Drama Desk Award, 10 American Music Awards and two NAACP Awards – plus one induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Audiences will also enjoy more than 20 international guest performers from Broadway In The H.O.O.D Canada, as well as more than 300 local actors, singers, dancers, and musicians all on stage in Reynolds Hall at the beautiful Smith Center. This awesome fundraiser will pay tribute to the greats who paved the way for us to perform to sold-out crowds at The Smith Center, with a very special tribute to Mr. Sammy Davis Jr., starring world-renowned entertainers Clint Holmes, Bubba Knight, Earl Turner and Avree Walker.
With Broadway as our theme, we have assembled a dynamic cast of actors, singers, dancers and musicians to weave a beautiful tapestry dedicated to Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Pearl Bailey, Louis Armstrong, Redd Foxx and many others.
Join Broadway and Vegas legend Reva Rice (“Starlight Express,” “Fosse,” “The Color Purple,” “Vegas The Show”), as well as four-time Grammy Award-winner Deniece Williams, and veteran screen and stage actor Antonio “Huggy Bear” Fargas.
This event is hosted by Anthony Wayne (“Pippin,” “Anything Goes,” “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” “A Chorus Line,” “The Color Purple” and “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical”), Moya Angela (“In Transit: The Musical,” “Dreamgirls,” “The Lion King,” “Ghost: The Musical” and “America’s Got Talent”), Travis Cloer (“Jersey Boys,” “The Other Guy,” “Damn Yankees,” “Starlight Express”) and Anika Ellis (“Aida,” “Sweet Charity,” “The Color Purple,” KC & The Sunshine Band vocalist).
The show includes musical direction by Dave Richardson (“Mamma Mia,” “We Will Rock You,” “Hairspray,” “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “The Producers,” “The Lion King,” “Surf! The Musical” and “Rock of Ages”). The performance features the cast of Broadway in The H.O.O.D Las Vegas, Virginia, and Canada, with performances by many others as Broadway in the H.O.O.D presents its first annual "Las Vegas Honors," celebrating and honoring those who paved the way, and those who continue to pave the way!
“From Broadway With Love” will serve as a benefit concert for Broadway in The H.O.O.D (Helping Others Open Doors).