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Tickets on sale now for Broadway Supports LIHSA

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Broadway Supports LIHSA co-producer/co-director Jerome Vivona (right) and choreographer Michelle Vivona (left), who was in the original cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie, work with LIHSA students to rehearse Rob Ashford’s award-winning choreography from the Broadway production of that show alongside a stellar cast of Broadway actors.

Broadway’s top performers are spearheading a fundraiser for Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA), for a fourth stellar performance. The production, Broadway Supports LIHSA, will feature popular musical numbers performed by Tony Award winners, nominees and stars of Broadway. 

The event will take place on Monday, November 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Long Island High School for the Arts campus, located at 239 Cold Spring Road, Syosset in the Rosalind Joel Conservatory for Music and Theater, Seymour Weiner Theater. 

Celebrities who have performed in the past include:

  • Tony Award nominee Philip Boykin (The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess; Once on This Island)
  • Tony Award nominee Charl Brown (known for his roles in Motown the Musical, Sister Act and Jersey Boys)
  • Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball (Come from Away, Memphis)
  • Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal (known for his role in RENT, Something Rotten, Disaster, Memphis, Aida, Cabaret and Chicago)
  • Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Prince of Broadway; Contact; Curtains) 

Get your tickets now by visiting There is an option to purchase special tickets that entitle attendees to a meet and greet after the show with the Broadway stars. Get your tickets for this special show that organizers call, “lightning in a bottle.” Since the cast is never the same and overflowing with talent, the audience will be treated to a truly once-in-a-lifetime show.

After a brief hiatus, it is the fourth year that Broadway stars have come together to support LIHSA, which is Long Island’s only career and technical education high school for the performing and visual arts. The school offers world-class training and preparation for students interested in exploring and pursuing careers in the arts. 

“We are deeply touched by the support of these talented Broadway entertainers who donate their time to put together an unprecedented performance to support LIHSA,” said Nassau BOCES Deputy Superintendent James R. Widmer. “The evening will not only help raise awareness of our stellar arts programs, but it will also provide current and future LIHSA students an inside look at the industry and give them an opportunity to see how successful they can become!” 

Broadway Supports LIHSA is being co-produced and co-directed by Jerome Vivona, a Broadway veteran and current artistic director of the American Theater Dance Workshop in New Hyde Park, N.Y., and Stephen DeAngelis, renowned casting director of the Broadway revival of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and producer of more than 200 different Broadway concerts in NYC and across the United States.  

Confirmed performers include Broadway stars Emily Bautista (Miss SaigonLes Misérables), Diane Phelan (Into the WoodsThe King and I), Jelani Remy (Back To the Future: The Musical; Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations; The Lion King), and Josh Tower (HamiltonMotown: The MusicalSchool of Rock; Ragtime).

To learn more about LIHSA or to see who will be performing, visit