VIDEO: Company of STICKS & STONES Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
The musical airs tonight at 8pm!
Seeing your favorite Broadway stars live on a Broadway stage may not be a reality in 2020, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy them live from your screen. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews twice weekly.
Tune in right here as he chats with composer John McDaniel, Javier Muñoz, George Salazar, and Joshua Colley from Stick and Stones, which premieres today, October 16, 2020, as part of National Bullying Prevention Month. Sticks & Stones benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and BORN THIS WAY Foundation. The show can be watched beginning at 8pm Eastern right here at BroadwayWorld and broadwaycares.org. It will be available through 8 pm October 20.
*NOTE: This episode was previously recorded on October 15.
Sticks & Stones adapts the Biblical story of David and his triumph over Goliath to address the issue of teen bullying. Joshua Colley (Les Misérables, Newsies) will star as David. Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) will portray David's father, Jesse. George Salazar (Be More Chill, Godspell) will appear as King Saul, Mykal Kilgore (Motown The Musical, Hair, NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live) will make a cameo performance as The Prophet Samuel, and six-time Tony Award-winning and Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Broadway legend Audra McDonald will appear as David's mother.
During the free stream, donations will be accepted for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and BORN THIS WAY Foundation, founded by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta. BORN THIS WAY Foundation supports the mental and emotional wellness of young people and works with them to create a kinder, braver world. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS helps those across the country affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other critical illnesses receive healthy meals, lifesaving medication, emergency financial assistance, housing, counseling and more.
Sticks & Stones was written by Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer and conductor John McDaniel (Grease, Annie Get Your Gun, Catch Me if You Can, TV's "The Rosie O'Donnell Show") and lyricist/librettist Scott Logsdon (Broadway's original run of Les Misérables, the upcoming film Fabulously Fake: The Real Life of Kenneth J. Lane). The musical was recently presented at a private industry workshop in Nashville and was the winner of the 2017 Florida Theatrical Association's New Musical Discovery series.