New York, NY (May 7, 2015)—Martha Plimpton and her nonprofit organization A is For rocked New York City on Sunday night with “Broadway Acts for Women,” featuring Broadway’s biggest stars, including Patti LuPone, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and others. Attendees included Josh Charles, Samantha Bee, Josh Hamilton, and more.
Spontaneity was the name of the game, as audience members bid on the chance to have Broadway stars perform the song of their choice, many of which they had never performed publicly. Co-hosted by Plimpton and comedian Seth Herzog, the impromptu nature of the auction and karaoke performances kept the energy high and the audience riveted. In fact, it was Patti LuPone who served as the biggest cheerleader of the night, dancing in the aisles and encouraging audience members to bid higher in support of the cause.
The night raised approximately $40,000, which will go to benefit the Center for Reproductive Rights and A is For.